Case Background

Fortis Management Group and its landlords have agreed to the appointment of a receiver so that the company can maintain normal business operations as the management and operation of the facilities are transferred to new operators.  On July 12, 2017, a receivership proceeding was commenced under Chapter 128 of the Wisconsin Statutes in the Circuit Court of Milwaukee County in the State of Wisconsin.  The case is styled as AAT RE 1 LLC, et al. v. Fortis Management Holdings, Inc., et al., Case No. 17-cv-6759, and is pending before the Honorable Glenn H. Yamahiro, Circuit Court Judge.

Fortis Management Holdings, Inc., and its affiliates and subsidiaries are the Defendant Debtors in the receivership proceeding and collectively referred to as the "Fortis Entities".  The Fortis Entities operate 65 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in 6 states. A complete list of the Fortis Entities, including the names and addresses of the facilities, is included under "Fortis Entities" below.

Important Information & Dates

Objections to Financing Order

On July 12, 2017, the Circuit Court entered an Order Authorizing Receiver to Borrow Funds and to Grant Additional Liens and Security Interests (the “Financing Order”). If no Objection to the Financing Order is filed on or before July 27, 2017, the Financing Order shall become a Final Order in this matter. If an Objection is filed on a timely basis, the Receiver will immediately schedule a hearing on the Objection and provide notice to the party who filed a timely Objection.

Objections must be filed with the Honorable Glenn H. Yamahiro, Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 North Ninth Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233, on or before July 27, 2017. A copy must also be sent to Michael S. Polsky, Receiver, at Beck, Chaet, Bamberger & Polsky, S.C., 330 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, mpolsky@bcblaw.net.

Motion to Approve Transition of Facilities to New Operators

The Motion to Approve Transition of Facilities to New Operators was filed on September 1, 2017. 

Objections must have been filed with the Honorable Glenn H. Yamahiro, Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 North Ninth Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233, on or before 4:30 p.m. Central Time on September 14, 2017. A copy must also be sent to Michael S. Polsky, Receiver, at Beck, Chaet, Bamberger & Polsky, S.C., 330 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53202, mpolsky@bcblaw.net

A hearing was held before the Honorable Glenn H. Yamahiro, Circuit Court Judge, presiding in his courtroom, Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 North Ninth Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233 on September 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Central Time.

Bar Date for Filing Proofs of Claim

All creditors of the Fortis Entities are required by Order of the Circuit Court to file their verified claims with the Honorable Glenn H. Yamahiro, Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 North Ninth Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233, on or before October 16, 2017.  THOSE FAILING TO TIMELY FILE THEIR CLAIM WITH THE COURT WILL BE PRECLUDED FROM PARTICIPATING IN ANY DIVIDEND IN THIS MATTER. Please click on "Submit a Claim" above for more information on filing a proof of claim against the Fortis Entities.

Important Documents

Notice of Receivership and Proof of Claim Form

Notice of Entry of Financing Order

Press Release

Motion to Approve Transition of Facilities to New Operators

Notice of Hearing [on Motion to Approve Transition of Facilities to New Operators]

Dates

July
12

Commencement Date

_________
September
18

Hearing on Motion to App...

10:30 AM (CT)
October
16

Bar Date for Filing Clai...

5:00 PM (CT)
July
12
_________

Commencement Date

September
18
10:30 AM (CT)

Hearing on Motion to Approve Transition of Facilties to New Operators

October
16
5:00 PM (CT)

Fortis Entities

 

Fortis Entity

Facility Name

Facility Address

Fortis Management Holdings, Inc.

N/A

111 West Michigan Street

Milwaukee, WI 53203

Fortis Management Leasing, LLC

N/A

111 West Michigan Street

Milwaukee, WI 53203

Fortis Management Group, LLC

N/A

111 West Michigan Street

Milwaukee, WI 53203

FMG Operating WDZ, LLC

N/A

111 West Michigan Street

Milwaukee, WI 53203

FMG Operating NH, LLC

N/A

111 West Michigan Street

Milwaukee, WI 53203

FMG Transitional Management, LLC

N/A

111 West Michigan Street

Milwaukee, WI 53203

FMG Operating WD, LLC

N/A

111 West Michigan Street

Milwaukee, WI 53203

FMG Operating Z, LLC

N/A

111 West Michigan Street

Milwaukee, WI 53203

Fortis Management Leasing NH, LLC

N/A

111 West Michigan Street

Milwaukee, WI 53203

Fortis Management Leasing Z, LLC

N/A

111 West Michigan Street

Milwaukee, WI 53203

Fortis Management Leasing WD, LLC

N/A

111 West Michigan Street

Milwaukee, WI 53203

FMG 26th Avenue Wisconsin LLC

Monroe Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

516 26th Ave.
Monroe, WI

FMG 3001 Westhill Drive Wisconsin LLC

Applegate Terrace

3001 Westhill Dr.
Wausau, WI

FMG 3107 Westhill Drive Wisconsin LLC

Wausau Manor

3107 Westhill Dr.
Wausau, WI

FMG 32nd Avenue Wisconsin LLC

Hospitality Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

8633 32nd Ave.
Kenosha, WI

FMG 72nd Avenue West Washington LLC

Aldercrest Health & Rehab Center

21400 72nd Ave. West
Edmonds, WA

FMG Alexander Street Washington LLC

Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

1305 Alexander
Centralia, WA

FMG Capitol Mall Drive Southwest Washington LLC

Puget Sound Healthcare Center

4001 Capitol Mall Dr. SW
Olympia, WA

FMG Clare Avenue Washington LLC

Bremerton Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center

2701 Clare Ave.
Bremerton, WA

FMG Country Club Drive Minnesota LLC

Golden Valley Rehabilitation and Care Center

7505 Country Club Dr.
Golden Valley, MN

FMG Davis Street ALF Wisconsin LLC

Heritage Court

425 Davis St.
Hammond, WI

FMG Davis Street SNF Wisconsin LLC

American Heritage

425 Davis St.
Hammond, WI

FMG East Arndt Street Wisconsin LLC

All About Life Rehabilitation Center

115 East Arndt St.
Fond du Lac, WI

FMG East Dalke Avenue Washington LLC

Cherrywood Place

100 East Dalke Ave.
Spokane, WA

FMG East Geneva Street Wisconsin LLC

Willowfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

905 East Geneva St.
Delavan, WI

FMG East Lauridsen Boulevard Washington LLC

Crestwood Health and Rehabilitation Center

1116 East Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA

FMG East Tinkham Avenue Michigan LLC

Tendercare of Ludington

1000 E. Tinkham Ave.
Ludington, MI

FMG First Avenue Northwest Minnesota LLC

Health and Rehabilitation of New Brighton

825 First Ave. NW
New Brighton, MN

FMG Galtier Avenue Minnesota LLC

Galtier Health Center

445 Galtier Ave.
St. Paul, MN

FMG Golf Course Road Michigan LLC

Tendercare Green View

1234 Golf Course Rd.
Alpena, MI

FMG Grimes Avenue North Minnesota LLC

Robbinsdale Rehabilitation and Care Center

3130 Grimes Ave. North
Robbinsdale, MN

FMG Hoover Street Wisconsin LLC

Willowdale Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

1610 Hoover St.
New Holstein, WI

FMG I Street Northeast Washington LLC

North Auburn Rehabilitation and Health Center

2830 I St. NE
Auburn, WA

FMG Ironwood Place Idaho LLC

Ivy Court

2200 Ironwood Place
Coeur d' Alene, ID

FMG LaFranier Drive Michigan LLC

Tendercare Traverse City

2585 LaFranier Dr.
Traverse City, MI

FMG LaFranier Road Michigan LLC

Tendercare Health Center - Birchwood

2950 LaFranier Rd.
Traverse City, MI

FMG Lincoln Boulevard Wisconsin LLC

Cedar Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center

N27 W5707 Lincoln Blvd.
Cedarburg, WI

FMG Long Rapids Road Michigan LLC

Tendercare Alpena

301 Long Rapids Rd.
Alpena, MI

FMG Lovell Avenue Minnesota LLC

Rose of Sharon Manor

1000 Lovell Ave.
Roseville, MN

FMG Mead Avenue Wisconsin LLC

Sheboygan Progressive Care Center

1902 Mead Ave.
Sheboygan, WI

FMG Menomonee Avenue Wisconsin LLC

Menomonee Falls Health Care Center

N84 W17049 Menomonee Ave.
Menomonee Falls, WI

FMG Meridian Street Michigan LLC

Tendercare Sault Ste. Marie

1011 Meridian St.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

FMG Mulberry Street Wisconsin LLC

Willowbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

901 Mulberry
Lake Mills, WI

FMG New Pine Drive Wisconsin LLC

Oakwood Villa

2512 New Pine Dr.
Altoona, WI

FMG North 13th Street Washington LLC

Fir Lane Health & Rehabilitation Center

2430 North 13th St.
Shelton, WA

FMG North 13th Street Wisconsin LLC

Morningside Health Center

3431 N. 13th St.
Sheboygan, WI

FMG North 7th Street Wisconsin LLC

Cornell Area Care Center

320 North 7th St.
Cornell, WI

FMG North Bradley Highway Michigan LC

Tendercare Health Center - Rogers City

555 N. Bradley Highway
Rogers City, MI

FMG North Cedar Street Wisconsin LLC

Retirement Community of Nekoosa

145 N. Cedar St.
Nekoosa, WI

FMG North Garrison Road Washington LLC

Pacific Specialty and Rehabilitative Care

1015 North Garrison Rd.
Vancouver, WA

FMG North Lidgerwood Street Washington LLC

Franklin Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center

6021 North Lidgerwood St.
Spokane, WA

FMG North Stonehedge Trail Wisconsin LLC

Lake Country Landing

2255 N. Stonehedge Trail
Oconomowoc, WI

FMG North Street West Michigan LLC

Tendercare Tawas City

400 North St. W
Tawas City, MI

FMG North Summit Village Way Wisconsin LLC

Lake Country Health and Rehabilitation Center

2195 N. Summit Village Way
Summit, WI

FMG North Wisconsin Street Wisconsin LLC

Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

1119 N Wisconsin St.
Port Washington, WI

FMG Northeast Weidler Street Oregon LLC

Care Center East Health & Specialty Care Center

11325 Northeast Weidler St.
Portland, OR

FMG Portland Avenue South Minnesota LLC

Richfield Health Center

7727 Portland Ave.

South Richfield, MN

FMG Portland Avenue South Minnesota LLC

Richfield Parking Area

7700 Portland Ave.

South Richfield, MN

FMG Random Lane Michigan LLC

Tendercare Gaylord

508 Random Lane
Gaylord, MI

FMG Rickel Road Wisconsin LLC

The Willows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

41 Rickel Rd.
Sun Prairie, WI

FMG Shore Drive Oregon LLC

Meadow Park Health & Specialty Care Center

75 Shore Dr.,
St Helens OR

FMG South 13th Street Wisconsin LLC

Meadow View Manor Nursing Home

3613 S 13th St.
Sheboygan, WI

FMG South 43rd Street Wisconsin LLC

Sunrise Care Center

3540 South 43rd St.
Milwaukee, WI

FMG South Chicago Avenue Wisconsin LLC

Willowcrest Care Center

3821 South Chicago Ave.
South Milwaukee, WI

FMG South Huron Street Michigan LLC

Tendercare Health Center of Cheboygan

824 S. Huron St.
Cheboygan, MI

FMG South Marion Avenue Washington LLC

Forest Ridge Health & Rehabilitation Center

140 South Marion Ave.
Bremerton, WA

FMG South Rapids Road Wisconsin LLC

River's Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center

960 S. Rapids Rd.
Manitowoc, WI

FMG South University Road Washington LLC

The Gardens on University

414 South University Rd.
Spokane, WA

FMG West 28th Street Minnesota LLC

Texas Terrace Care Center

7900 West 28th St.
St. Louis Park, MN

FMG West 36 1/2 Street Minnesota LLC

Park Health & Rehabilitation

4415 West 36 1/2 St.
St Louis Park, MN

FMG West City Park Drive Michigan LLC

Tendercare Health Center - Munising

300 W. City Park Dr.
Munising, MI

FMG West Fourth Street Michigan LLC

Tendercare Health Center of Leelanau

124 W. Fourth St.
Suttons Bay, MI

FMG West Hart Road Wisconsin LLC

Beloit Health and Rehabilitation Center

1905 West Hart Rd.
Beloit, WI

FMG West Hemlock Street Washington LLC

Sequim Health and Rehabilitation

 

650 West Hemlock Sequim, WA

FMG West LaCrosse Avenue Idaho LLC

LaCrosse Health and Rehabilitation Center

210 West LaCrosse Ave.
Coeur d'Alene, ID

FMG West Mitchell Street Wisconsin LLC

Mercy Residential & Rehabilitation Center

2727 West Mitchell St.
Milwaukee, WI

FMG West Ramsey Avenue Wisconsin LLC

Maple Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center

2730 West Ramsey Ave.
Milwaukee, WI

 

Parties

Wis. Stats. Chapter 128 Receiver

Michael S. Polsky, Esq.

Beck, Chaet, Bamberger & Polsky, S.C.
Two Plaza East, Suite 1085, 330 E. Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI   53202
Phone: 414.390.5935
mpolsky@bcblaw.net

Counsel to Plaintiffs

Dentons US LLP

303 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 5300
Atlanta, GA   30308
Phone: 404.527.4000
David Gordon, Esq.
david.gordon@dentons.com
Alison Elko Franklin, Esq.
alison.franklin@dentons.com

Consultant to Receiver

Focus Management Group USA

5001 W. Lemon Street
Tampa, FL   33609
Phone: 813.281.0062
Alan Weiner
a.weiner@focusmg.com

Court Information

Milwaukee County Circuit Court

Milwaukee County Courthouse
901 N 9th Street
Milwaukee, WI   53233
Honorable Glenn H. Yamahiro