Practice Overview

Janna R. Severance has advised clients on business law matters, including corporate finance, for almost 30 years. She currently serves as general counsel for Presbyterian Homes and Services (PHS), a long-term care provider based in Roseville, Minnesota. In this role, she advises on issues specific to the long-term care industry.

Representative Experience


  • Counsel for borrower on more than $500 million in senior housing financing, including ongoing compliance with financing covenants.

  • Counsel for participants in health care joint ventures.


  • Counsel for senior housing and nursing home providers in Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and compliance and related state licensing.


  • Extensive experience in contract drafting and review, including health care-related contracts.

Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota, 1982

Community Service

  • Member of board of directors of Minnesota Joint Underwriting Association


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN; 1982 J.D.
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; 1977 M.A.
  • Carleton College, Northfield, MN; 1975 B.A.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association