BATOR LOBB, P.C. continues its mission of serving the complete needs of our clients.
Housing & Care for Seniors and Persons with Special Needs
For more than 30 years, BATOR LOBB has led the way in furnishing legal services and business advice to residential communities, long-term care providers and specialized enterprises that serve senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Today, the firm serves as general and special counsel to more than 250 clients in the field, including operators of established facilities, developers undertaking new ventures, and lenders and investors seeking to acquire existing properties. Among our clients are many of the major national companies, nonprofit providers, investors, lenders, associations, and individual communities active in the field.
Our attorneys have distinguished themselves through frequent speaking engagements at conferences throughout the State of Michigan.
Our representation encompasses numerous types of properties and providers including:
- Assisted living communities
- Independent living properties
- Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs)
- HUD financed housing
- Seniors apartment units
- Cooperatives and condominiums
- Home health agencies
- Adult day care providers
The firm also represents hospices and home health agencies; intermediate care facilities, and other health care providers, as well as a wide variety of other for-profit and nonprofit corporations, companies, associations and partnerships, including real estate developers.
Our legal services in the area of senior housing and care include:
- Regulatory Matters
- Project Development and Acquisition
- Labor and Employment
- Employee Benefits
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Legislative and Administrative Advocacy
- Business Structuring
Labor and Employment
Our labor and employment law practice is recognized for strategic thinking and problem solving. We represent individuals and prominent regional/national clients. We serve numerous public-sector clients and nonprofit organizations in addition to businesses in the private sector. We provide a comprehensive range of employment law services to our clients.
- Building Relationships, Preventing Problems
- Employment Law Advice and Counseling
- Employment Litigation
- Traditional Union and Collective Bargaining Matters
- Wage and Hour Compliance Issues
- Training and Preventative Programs
- Discrimination and Disability Concerns
- Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Health Care Employers face special employment law challenges. We understand the relationship between employment laws and the vast array of state and federal regulations affecting the health care profession.
When personal employment matters are at stake. We listen closely and provide expert counsel. When you aim to save your job or fight for your rights put us in your corner if you want a strong and effective advocate.
A vital component of Bator Lobb, P.C.’s Labor and Employment practice consists of Employment Litigation. Our firm actively represents employers in state and federal court, and before administrative agencies, in defending lawsuits and claims brought by employees. We have extensive experience advocating for employers with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (“MDCR”), and state and federal Wage and Hour Divisions, among various other regulatory agencies.
Our firm is experienced in the following types of litigation and employment defense:
- Whistleblower Claims
- Wrongful termination and/or adverse employment action claims based upon Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, and the FMLA, as well as claims made under Michigan’s Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act and the Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act
- Retaliation claims based on employee complaints to state or federal agencies
- Federal and State Wage and Hour claims including collective actions for overtime or minimum wage issues
- Unemployment hearings and appeals
- Unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB
- Enforcement of Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation agreements
Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating and resolving business disputes. Whether you require vigorous enforcement of contract rights, or protection of your valuable relationships with clients, Bator Lobb, P.C. will use all appropriate legal means to assert or defend your interests. We work with our business clients to develop clear litigation strategies that best serve their goals. Because we draft contracts, employment policies and transactional documents for our corporate clients, we know how to litigate matters arising from business agreements. We use our skills and knowledge of contract, employment, labor, corporate and property law to provide efficient and innovative representation.
Our commercial litigation practice areas include:
- Collection disputes
- Contract enforcement
- Non-Competition / Confidentiality / Non-Solicitation enforcement and defense
- Business torts such as fraud or intentional interference with business relationships
- Shareholder actions
- Wage and Hour claims
- Employee Wrongful Termination / Discrimination defense
We encourage you to seek our counsel when faced with any of these issues.
Non-Profit Tax-Exempt Organizations
Our expertise in representing nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations dates back to our origins. Since 1981, when we planted the first seeds of our senior care and health care practices, we have been counseling nonprofit and tax-exempt clients regarding their rights and obligations. Today our nonprofit clients range in every size and location throughout Michigan.
We guide clients through their entire life cycle, from corporate formation and choice of entity, through mergers and affiliations, and sometimes to dissolution. We collaborate with our clients to help them achieve their goals efficiently and effectively.
We remain on the cutting edge of our field by regularly speaking on issues unique to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. Our attorneys are recognized for the depth and breadth of their expertise.
In an era of corporate misdeeds, we help clients develop best operating and governance practices. During times of fiscal austerity, we help them downsize, consolidate and, if appropriate, seek affiliation partners. At all times, we help them access available legal protections and keep our eye on the practical.
Our responsibility and our mission are to help keep the independent sector vibrant and viable.
Estate Planning & Probate
We serve individual clients in fulfilling their personal estate planning needs. Our attorneys are dedicated to drafting comprehensive estate plans tailored to meet clients’ specific objectives, which enables them to transfer their assets to intended beneficiaries in the most tax-effective manner. We also provide the services necessary to administer a decedent’s estate through probate or trust administration, and regularly advise many closely-held and family businesses with respect to meeting their ownership goals for succeeding generations. Specific practice areas include:
- Advance medical directives
- Estate planning
- Gifting programs
- Health care representative appointments
- Living wills
- Powers of attorney
- Probate administration
- Probate avoidance
- Retirement planning
- Succession planning
- Trusts and trust administration