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Paul A. Gordon, Esq.

Partner Hanson Bridgett LLP


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Paul has been working with seniors housing and care providers since 1975. He is the author of the book Seniors’ Housing and Care Facilities: Development, Business and Operations (Urban Land Institute, 1998) and has been called “godfather of senior housing” by the Chambers USA legal directory.

Paul’s entire practice is devoted to representation of seniors housing, long-term care providers, and related organizations. This includes business transactions, regulatory compliance, risk management and dispute resolution, fair housing and ADA compliance and operations counseling. He litigates in federal and state courts, including court and jury trials and appellate work. He has been instrumental in drafting state and model national continuing care and assisted living facility legislation and the U.S. General Accountability Office consulted with him in preparation of its report to the Senate on Continuing Care Retirement Communities.

Given Paul’s tenure and experience in the industry, he also serves as an expert witness on senior living communities in federal and state courts.

Paul is a highly sought-after speaker with an international reputation. He has addressed audiences at conferences sponsored by the Urban Land Institute, Harvard University, Boston University, China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce, Sun-Yat Sen University in Guangzhou, China, the American Bar Association, The Canada Forum, the World Research Group, the American Seniors Housing Association, LeadingAge, the National Investment Center, the American Society on Aging, the American Health Care Association, the National Real Estate Development Center, AIC Conferences, Ernst & Young, Coopers & Lybrand, Laventhol & Horwath, the Practicing Law Institute, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the American Health Law Association.

Paul has written or consulted on articles on retirement community development and operations published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Consumer Reports, Urban Land Magazine, Seniors Housing Business, the National Real Estate Investor, Provider Magazine, Contemporary Long-Term Care, Multi Housing News, The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, and Retirement Housing Report.