Legal & Regulatory Issues
All RAL businesses and professionals have free access to our RALNA exclusive Residential Assisted Living State-Specific Regulations document. Inside this document you will find resources to connect with you with state standards, applications, home directories, contact information, requirements and staffing qualifications.
Lawyers Who Understand Residential Assisted Living
We are incredibly proud to connect RALNA members with the Pinkowski Law & Policy Group. Our relationship with Pinkowski Law puts members in direct contact with legal professionals who understand the nuances of residential assisted living and help RAL businesses operate within legal requirements so that staff can focus on the business of caring for people.
Pinkowski Law & Policy Group provides legal expertise in areas that include:
- understanding zone requirements;
- asserting rights under the federal Fair Housing Amendments Act;
- conducting a market analysis of your target area;
- navigating licensing and regulatory issues.
Get A Free 15 Minute Consultation Call
Pinkowski Law & Policy Group offers RALNA members at free consultation call. This call gives you the opportunity to get an inside track on how to legally handle issues you are currently facing as well as gain insight into issues you may need to be aware of for the immediate or distant future. Click the button below to contact Pinkowski Law and start the conversation.
Free Legal Course from Pinkowski Law
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Michelle A. Pinkowski, Esq.
Michelle is an attorney focusing on construction, land use, and matters related to residential assisted living facilities. A former trial lawyer, Michelle brings experience in risk assessment and management, as well as advocacy at the regulatory level for licensing and zoning.
Michelle offers specialized legal assistance and market analyses for assisted living businesses and investors across the nation. Michelle and Brian have been recognized with the Industry Innovators Award by the Residential Assisted Living Academy in 2018.
Michelle has represented developers, owners, and construction managers in matters related to construction defects, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and insurance coverage. On the policy level, Michelle has helped governments develop policy and implement reforms in construction permitting, land use, informal construction, and housing. She is called upon by the United States government as a special consultant for construction issues.
Brian J. Pinkowski, Esq.
Brian is the President of the Residential Assisted Living National Association. He is also a commercial law attorney and environmental engineer with experience in the field of public health and the environment. He focuses on handling matters related to business formation and operation and has advised companies internationally at all stages of development.
Brian also offers specialized legal assistance and market analyses for assisted living businesses and investors across the nation. Michelle and Brian have been recognized with the Industry Innovators Award by the Residential Assisted Living Academy in 2018.
Brian is an experienced project manager and has negotiated with over 400 cities across the U.S. and managed projects worth over $800 million. He is the recipient of the Vice President’s Award for Reinventing Government for his ability to bring groups together to accomplish mutually beneficial community solutions. Brian has provided consulting for the U.S., U.K., Australia, Germany and Japan and is skilled in handling legal and regulatory issues.