Federal and state government involvement in the regulation of aging services is significantly more aggressive than in any other segment of the health care delivery system. At HBS, we understand the liability implications created by this heightened regulatory environment. We recognize the issues facing aging service providers and can both predict and track trends that shape the industry. We’ve built this knowledge and expertise through a focused familiarity with aging service clients; in fact, most of the members of the Aging Services group are completely specialized, only representing aging service providers. We are frequently called upon to share our knowledge with providers.

This dedication, focus, and experience gives our attorneys a real edge.

Our aging service attorneys are familiar with the latest regulatory changes that impact litigation and constantly monitor developments across the country to best gauge our approach. We not only practice within the states that we have offices but also frequently consult on out-of-state cases.

In short, we believe that by dedicating a team of committed professionals to focus on the aging services industry, we can attain favorable outcomes for our clients.


Our Aging Services team actively represents clients from the fields below.

  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Personal care homes
  • Mobile radiology providers
  • Home health agencies
  • Dialysis providers
  • Rehabilitation providers
  • Pharmacies

In the Press

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Sandra Cianflone on Health Care Facilities’ Internal Investigation Process

In an article published on June 22, 2023, in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, Atlanta Partner Sandra Cianflone provides insight on a recent superior court decision that confirms that health care facilities’ internal investigation process is privileged and cannot be used in discovery or admitted as evidence in court. “The decision serves as a full-throated confirmation
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Executive Order 14070: Implications on Skilled Nursing Facilities & the Impending Staffing Mandate

Written by: Jordan Johnson, Esq. & Anamayan Narendran, Esq. Background On April 18, 2023, President Biden signed Executive Order 14070 that included several directives purportedly aimed at bolstering Americans’ access to long-term care and increasing job stability for medical professionals working in long-term care facilities. The Executive Order directs the Department of Health and Human
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McKnight’s Long Term Care News: On PREP Act, Still Too Early to Tell Whether Providers Will be Immune

New York City Partner Drew Graham, Aging Services Practice Area founder at Hall Booth Smith, and Tara Clayton, Senior Vice President at risk management firm Marsh McLennan, recently joined McKnight’s Long Term Care News senior editor Kimberly Marselas to discuss the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act and COVID-19 lawsuits. Graham says it is
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McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Teresa Tomlinson on SCOTUS Decision Regarding COVID Cases

Lawsuits against nursing homes for allegedly failing to treat residents properly during the pandemic are more likely to be heard now in state and not federal courts following an announcement from the U.S. Supreme Court that it would not take up the case of Saldana v Glenhaven Healthcare. Saldana died of COVID-related causes while a
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Drew Graham

Drew Graham

Partner | Atlanta Office

T: 404.954.6926
E: dgraham@hallboothsmith.com

Brittany H. Cone

Brittany H. Cone

Partner | Atlanta Office

T: 404.586.6620
E: bcone@hallboothsmith.com

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