Bradley Continues to Grow Long Term Care and Senior Housing Team with Addition of Brian Maas and Kimberly Zirkle

May, 2024 - Birmingham, Alabama

Bradley is pleased to announce the continued growth of its Long Term Care and Senior Housing team with the recent additions of Brian Maas and Kimberly Easter Zirkle. Both attorneys join partners Elizabeth C. Sauer, Mary O’Kelley, Kacie McRee and John P. McGehee, who all joined Bradley in March 2021 as part of a major expansion of the firm’s national real estate and finance practices.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Brian and Kimberly to our real estate and finance law practice,” said Sauer, co-chair of Bradley’s Long Term Care and Senior Housing team. “As we continue to grow the firm’s core capabilities in real estate, healthcare and banking, their decades of experience will enhance our ability to serve the needs of our clients.”

Prior to joining Bradley as counsel, Mr. Maas served for nearly four years as general counsel of a medical office real estate firm in Nashville. Additionally, he spent more than 20 years in California focusing on healthcare real estate, including 14 years heading the transactional group at one of the nation’s largest healthcare REITs. While leading the in-house legal group that managed the company’s real estate and corporate functions, he oversaw the REIT’s legal restructuring and the execution of $20 billion in acquisitions and $2 billion of dispositions. Mr. Maas brings a wealth of experience in the structuring and documentation of complex transactions and regularly works with companies in the medical office and long term care and senior housing industries.

Ms. Zirkle is a partner in the Charlotte office who concentrates her practice on corporate finance and M&A transactions, working with a variety of lenders, private equity portfolio companies, and other private companies. She has experience with a wide variety of debt structures and regularly represents SBICs, BDCs, lenders and institutional investors in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of debt transactions and related equity co-investments. Ms. Zirkle also works with private equity funds in leveraged buyout transactions and represents portfolio companies and other private companies as borrower’s counsel in third-party debt financings, serving as a trusted advisor to structure financing terms that enable clients to meet their capital needs.

Bradley’s Long Term Care and Senior Housing team includes more than 40 attorneys handling all aspects of commercial real estate development and complex corporate, real estate and finance transactions, with a particular focus on long term care facilities and senior housing and the unique regulatory and reimbursement environments impacting them. This experienced and multidisciplinary legal team understands the business of post-acute care and how it affects a client’s legal needs.

Deeply involved in industry trade associations and policy related to long term care, the firm represents clients in all facets of their services and plans, including transactional, litigation, and regulatory work. Clients include owner/operators, managers and support services providers, developers, investors, lenders, and other debt and equity sources, as well as real estate investment trusts (REITs), national chains, independent owners, nonprofits, and faith-based providers. The team also counsels organizations providing ancillary services such as home health, dialysis, rehabilitation, pharmacy, behavioral health, and hospice.