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Senior Living

Otten Johnson assists developers in navigating the complex financial, tax and regulatory environment related to developing senior housing facilities. We work closely with owners, developers, lenders, land use planners and investors on the development and financing of senior living, senior resorts, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities across the United States. We also represent developers of age-restricted planned communities and condominiums. The attorneys in our litigation group also have experience resolving construction disputes, including litigating design/construction defect cases and other construction damages actions. Otten Johnson’s corporate attorneys can also assist senior living facility developers with their corporate needs, including entity formation and tax issues. 

Representative Services

  • Purchase and sale of facilities
  • Securing conventional and HUD financing
  • Structuring development and investment entities and business formations including joint ventures, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations
  • Site selection and evaluation
  • Real estate acquisition due diligence
  • Land use planning, environmental compliance, annexation and zoning and regulatory compliance
  • Acquisition, construction and investment financing 
  • Tax planning and structuring; tax credits
  • Title work
  • Commercial and residential leases
  • Design and construction documents
  • Development agreements
  • Management contracts
  • Municipal and government relations
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Exterior signage regulations
  • Public/private partnerships
  • Planned community and condominium documents
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Railroads and Transportation

Otten Johnson attorneys have significant experience representing railroads and transportation industry clients on a wide range of real estate and land use matters, including acquisitions/dispositions, financing, and right-of-way issues.

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