Aaron Besen has extensive experience representing long-term care providers (skilled nursing, assisted living, independent living facilities), landlords, and management companies to these providers and related businesses. For eight years he served as Vice President and General Counsel of Evergreen Healthcare Management, L.L.C. (now a subsidiary of EmpRes Healthcare Group, Inc.) and its affiliated companies which managed or operated over 60 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in eight western states, including Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Montana. He has handled the acquisition and sale of operations or real estate of over 200 long-term care facilities. He has been borrower's counsel with regard to accounts receivable, real estate, HUD, and Fannie Mae loans. He has represented purchasers in long term care acquisitions out of bankruptcies and receiverships and has represented management companies and operators in the negotiation of management agreements.
Aaron has also been involved in numerous health care regulatory, licensure and certification issues, including the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Law and the False Claims Act.
During his tenure at Evergreen, Aaron managed the company's general, professional and employment litigation and he counsels companies on risk management strategies and on insurance issues, including captive programs.
Aaron has represented CEOs and other senior executives in the long-term care industry in negotiating employment agreements. He is also familiar with issues unique to business owners sued under alter ego theories and has successfully defended such cases in the long-term care industry.
Prior to becoming General Counsel for Evergreen, Aaron had a general business practice where he represented corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships in entity formation and maintenance matters, the purchase and sale of businesses, finance transactions and real property matters.
Aaron also represents tax-exempt entities with regard to taxation, governance and general business issues.