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Coronavirus Related Legal Considerations for the Senior Housing and Skilled Nursing Industries

The Senior Housing Industry has been uniquely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the various logistical, practical, and educational measures senior housing communities should be taking to monitor, respond to and mitigate the coronavirus pandemic, for which recommendations can be found with the American Health Care Association,  Centers for Disease Control and PreventionArgentum, and American Seniors Housing Association, there may be legal considerations for senior housing communities as well, including but not limited to:

It is important for senior housing communities to take additional steps now in order to mitigate their risk of suffering negative impacts from the coronavirus. For more information about recommended steps, please contact your Foley relationship partner. For additional web-based resources available to assist you in monitoring the spread of the coronavirus on a global basis, you may wish to visit the CDC and the World Health Organization.

Foley has created a multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional team, which has prepared a wealth of topical client resources and is prepared to help our clients meet the legal and business challenges that the coronavirus outbreak is creating for stakeholders across a range of industries. Click here for Foley’s Coronavirus Resource Center to stay apprised of relevant developments, insights and resources to support your business during this challenging time. To receive this content directly in your inbox, click here and submit the form.

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About this Author

Christopher J. Donovan, Foley Lardner, Partner, Litigation Lawyer

Christopher J. Donovan is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. He focuses his practice on advising companies and their investors and lenders in mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, buyouts and restructurings as well as advising on a broad range of commercial arrangements. Mr. Donovan has particular experience in the health service, particularly post-acute, and life sciences sectors. He has a unique blend of deep regulatory as well as corporate and finance experience to bring to a transaction as a result of his consummating dozens of health and life science...

Jasmine Esmailbegui Real Estate & Corporate Attorney Foley & Lardner Orlando, FL

Jasmine Esmailbegui is an associate and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice. Her practice focuses on commercial real estate matters, including purchase and sale transactions and title and survey diligence matters.

Prior to joining Foley, she served as a legal intern and Pro Bono volunteer for the Legal Aid Justice Center. Additionally, she worked as a Pro Bono volunteer for the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society. In 2016, Jasmine was a summer associate at Foley’s Orlando office.


Jasmine obtained...

Matthew E. Jassak, Foley Lardner, real estate transactions attorney, retail acquisitions lawyer

Matthew E. Jassak is senior counsel and a real estate business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Jassak’s practice at Foley focuses on representing investors and developers in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition and disposition of office, retail, hotel and multifamily properties; commercial mortgage and construction financing; and joint ventures. Mr. Jassak also handles condominium formation, fractional ownership plans, private residence clubs, non-equity clubs, hotel acquisitions and conversions, state and federal filings...

Michael A. Okaty Business Attorney Foley & Lardner Orlando, FL

Michael (Mike) A. Okaty is a partner and business lawyer who focuses on a wide variety of corporate transactions, governance, and counseling. He serves as an advisor and trustee to high-net-worth individuals and families. Mike is founder and former chair of the firm’s Senior Living Industry Team, vice chair of the firm’s Industry Teams Department, and co-chair of the firm’s Transactions Practice. He is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee and serves as the managing partner for the Orlando office of Foley & Lardner LLP.

Mike has experience in a wide variety of...

Taylor C. Pancake Business Attorney Foley & Lardner Orlando, FL

Taylor C. Pancake is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He has experience in a wide variety of corporate law matters, including corporate formation, corporate operations and governance, financings and other contract drafting, review and negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, and capital raising transactions. Mr. Pancake is chair of the firm’s Orlando Corporate Law Department.

Mr. Pancake also has experience representing clients in the senior living industry, where he has experience in mergers and acquisitions, sale and leaseback transactions, lease and...