Michele L. Gipp

Michele advises clients on their health care transactional and regulatory matters.
Michelle Gipp, Associate, New York at Arent Fox LLP

Michele counsels clients in the long term care and senior living industries on transactional matters, including development projects, acquisitions, financings, and the structuring of joint venture, lease, and management arrangements. Michele also advises nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and continuing care retirement communities on operational issues, including licensure, transfer of operations, and regulatory compliance, and on financing matters related to compliance with loan covenants, defaults, waivers, and forbearance agreements.

Michele works with investors, real property owners, and health care providers, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, CCRCs, hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, and physician practices, in their transactional and real estate matters, including formation and licensure, stock and asset purchase transactions, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions of health care facilities.

Michele advises long term care and senior living facilities, hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, laboratories, and other health care providers regarding regulatory and corporate compliance, including state licensure, Medicare and Medicaid, federal and state fraud and abuse issues, physician self-referral, HIPAA, health privacy and security, and corporate practice of medicine.

Previous Work

Michele previously worked as an Associate in the health care practice of a New Jersey law firm, where she assisted hospitals, home health providers, hospices, medical and dental practices, and physicians in their regulatory and transactional matters. 

Professional Activities

  • New York Bar Association, Member



  • “FHA and ADA Developments in Senior Housing and How to Avoid Discriminatory Practices,” American Seniors Housing Association Special Issue Brief (co-author) (Fall 2020)
  • “Compliance: An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure,” Frontiers of Health Services Management, Vol. 34, No. 4 (co-author) (June 2018)
  • “Telemedicine in New Jersey: The Past, Present and Future,” New Jersey State Bar Association Health Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 24, No. 1 (co-author) (July 2015)
  • Helping Doctors to Safely Navigate Social Media, New Jersey Law Journal (co-author) (Sept. 2014)


  • “Trends in Health Care Private Equity Transactions,” Boston Bar Association Webinar (May 2021)
  • “Handling HIPAA Breaches in Hospice,” Weatherbee Resources, Hospice Compliance Network Webinar Series (August 19, 2020)
  • “Social Media in the Home Care Industry: Benefits, Risks and How to Balance the Two,” Home Care Association of NJ, 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition (June 12, 2014)


  • Michele was recognized in the 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
  • In 2016 and 2021, Michele received the firm’s Albert E. Arent Pro Bono Award for outstanding contribution to the public interest.

Life Beyond the Law

Michele is an avid runner and enjoys long runs in Central Park. Michele also enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her husband and daughter.