Industry Overview

Studies report the number of Americans over 80 will double in the next two decades. The effect that this phenomenon will have on everything from healthcare, to housing stock, to tax law cannot be overestimated. While the “Silver Tsunami” demographic varies greatly in terms of health, income, and lifestyle/housing preferences, some trends, in terms of longer lifespans, more active lifestyles and growing economic disparities can already be tracked. These will have far-reaching implications in areas from finance, construction, and real estate to government, employment, and healthcare.

Our Approach

We represent continuing-care retirement communities, stand-alone nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and other stakeholders in the industry. We advise senior-living clients on complex corporate structures, tax-exempt financings, licensing and regulatory matters, labor and employment, construction, branding and intellectual property rights. We provide counsel around reimbursement issues, PILOT negotiations, federal and state tax, and charitable requirements—along with informed business and strategy advice, that is designed to safeguard our clients’ interests and prepare them to meet ongoing growth and opportunities.

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Who's Who at Hinckley Allen: Anne M. Murphy

April 4, 2019

Anne’s practice focuses on health care law. Her practice reflects over 30 years of combined experience in private practice, senior government positions, and general counsel roles. On behalf of clients operating or investing in the health care sector, she…


Innovative Treatment Models for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care

April 26, 2018

This article was originally published by the Journal of Health Care Finance, and later shared on LinkedIn Pulse with a brief audio interview.Over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia (AD).  As the “Baby Boomer…


Massachusetts FY2018 Budget Ushers In New Requirement of Licensure For Home Health Agencies in the State

March 21, 2018

In July of 2017, Massachusetts Governor Baker signed the FY2018 budget, which includes changes to the state’s public health landscape. One of them is a new state law requiring all home health agencies operating in Massachusetts to hold a license issued b…


Health Care Policy Top Health Law Issue as Uncertainty Persists

January 4, 2018

Hinckley Allen Partner Anne M. Murphy has been quoted by Bloomberg BNA's Health Law Reporter. Anne provides her legal opinion on fraud and abuse issues, industry consolidation, and issues around Medicare and health information technology that may persist i…

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