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Could Accessory Dwelling Units Be the Next Big Trend for Assisted Living Facilities? [Gray Area of the Law]

February 16, 2021

Shareholder Shawn Rader discusses how assisted living facility corporations could benefit from getting involved with accessory dwelling units, whether it's building them or offering loans and mortgages for them.


On Sunday, February 7, 2021, The New York Times published an article entitled, “Converting Backyards into Family Compounds,” involving the latest trend in assisted living – accessory dwelling units. These are small homes built on the property of existing homes usually in the backyard which used to be referred to with antiquated nicknames such as “mother-in-law suites” or “granny flats.”

While the cost of building such a home for one’s parents is expensive, it is on a comparative basis less expensive than putting one’s parents into an assisted living facility. [Read more]

This is an excerpt from a blog post originally written on Gray Area of the Law.


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Shawn

Shawn Rader focuses his practice on real estate litigation, commercial litigation, commercial leases and senior housing, and is a member of the firm’s practice groups that deal with these topics.


A frequent author and speaker, Shawn is a charter member of the American Bar Association Title Insurance Litigation Committee, serving as its first Vice-chairman in 1993, and as its second Chairman the following year. He is a member of the Florida Land Title Association, where he is a charter member of the Title Claims Roundtable.

He has had four articles published in the Florida Bar Journal, and was the co-author of the Title Insurance Law Article in the ABA Tort & Insurance Law Journal, Vol 31, No. 2 (Winter 1996).  Shawn served as Chairman of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for Orange County and also served as President of the Orange County Bar Association Legal Aid Society.  He was Chairman of the City of Orlando Civil Service Board, served as Chairman of the City of Orlando Chapter 57 Board, and Vice Chairman of the 2012 Orange County Charter Review Commission.  Shawn is also a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.


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