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Lane Powell Chosen as 'Of Counsel' to the Washington Center for Assisted Living and Washington Health Care Association; Unique Expertise in Assisted Living Arena Noted.

SEATTLE -- Lane Powell Spears Lubersky LLP, today announced that the Washington Center for Assisted Living (WCAL) and the Washington Health Care Association (WHCA) has selected the law firm's Long-Term Care Client Service Team to provide a broad array of legal and "of counsel" services to the organizations.

"Our organization is thrilled to have been able to recruit the talent that Lane Powell brings to the table," Brendan Williams, the association's Executive Director said. "As the Northwest's preeminent Long-Term Care Practice Group, Lane Powell's experience in this growing market is second to none. And, most important, their understanding of the long-term health care industry and the regulations that guide it will pay continuing dividends for all of our residents."

Lane Powell Spears Lubersky's Long-Term Care Client Service Team will provide ongoing support on a broad range of state and federal legal issues including regulatory compliance, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, labor and employment law, and taxation. The Lane Powell-WCAL/WHCA team will be led by Robin Dale, a former Washington State Assistant Attorney General assigned to represent the Aging and Disability Services Administration of the Department of Social and Health Services in long-term care issues.

"We couldn't be happier to have been selected to provide WCAL/WHCA with its legal needs across a wide range of issue areas," said Barbara Duffy, who leads Lane Powell's Long-Term Care Client Service practice. "It is clear that our focus over the last year on building a leading long-term care practice continues to yield positive results. Indeed, the combination of our legal and regulatory expertise enables us to offer a complete and unique service to the marketplace."

Members of the association who need to use the Lane Powell's services should contact WCAL/WHCA, who will then refer them to a representative at Lane Powell.

Lane Powell's Long-Term Care Client Service Team is a multidiscipline group comprised of attorneys with a wide range of experience which contributes to the firm's ability to provide all of the legal needs of long-term care providers.

About the Firm: Lane Powell Spears Lubersky LLP offers a broad range of legal services in business, employment, and litigation. Founded more than 125 years ago, the firm provides insightful counsel to emerging and established businesses and individuals. On the web at www.lanepowell.com.

About WCAL/WHCA: The Washington Health Care Association (WHCA) is a statewide non-profit organization representing more than 330 assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. WHCA's mission is to promote quality long-term health care and services, while serving as an advocate for providers, staff, and the patients and residents they care for. Association members provide health and personal care, social support and housing to 25,000 frail, elderly and disabled Washingtonians each day. About 25,000 employees work for member facilities. On the web at: www.whca.org.
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