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  • Education
    • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1994, Order of the Coif; Elliot E. Cheatham Scholar; Vanderbilt Law Review, Associate Editor
    • B.A., summa cum laude , Whittier College, 1991, Presidential Scholar
  • Court Admissions
    • State of Tennessee, 1994
    • United States Supreme Court, 2000
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1996
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1998
Bobby Guy believes that the uncertainty surrounding the US healthcare market presents the greatest investment opportunity in healthcare for the last half century. He is a healthcare deal lawyer, and he spends his time focused on growing, buying and selling healthcare companies. In 2016 and 2017, he led the two largest skilled nursing spinoffs in the country each year, involving more than 30 buyers in 25 states in those deals. In the post-acute and behavioral space, his team has bought and sold more than 500 healthcare facilities in the last four years. He represents clients across the healthcare sector, including:
  • Senior living and skilled nursing owners and operators
  • Acute care, post-acute care, and behavioral providers
  • Life science companies 
  • Private equity fund investors

One of his favorite recent engagements was handling the sale of the last antibiotics manufacturer in the western hemisphere during the COVID pandemic, keeping it under US ownership and preserving its critical infrastructure designation.

With the firm belief that proprietary market intelligence is one of the most important services that a lawyer can provide to clients, in 2014 Bobby co-developed a financial research index comparing distress in the healthcare services sector to distress in the overall U.S. economy. For more information on our distress index findings, please visit Polsinelli/TrBK Distress Indices or go to www.distressindex.com.  

Bobby is the host of The 10 Minute HealthBizCast, and he chairs the national Healthcare Dealmaker’s Conference in Dallas each May. He is also a frequent speaker and author on healthcare investing and healthcare-related topics. He has appeared on Fox News, and has been published or quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, The Deal, McKnight’s Senior Living, Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions, Senior Housing News, HealthLeaders, The Journal of Corporate Renewal, and HFM, among others.
  • Act as healthcare counsel in sale of portfolio of more than 25 assisted living and memory care facilities in 14 states by a publicly-traded REIT for value in excess of $375 million. (National 2019)
  • Act as lead deal and healthcare counsel to Midwest hospital system in the divestiture and complex unwinding of its JV interests in 6 skilled nursing facilities through multiple transactions with a value greater than $140 million. (Michigan 2017-2019)  
  • Act as Joint Venture counsel to a publicly registered, non-traded healthcare REIT in its acquisition of a $125 million portfolio of 14 senior living facilities. (Indiana 2019)
  • Act as lead M&A, Regulatory, and Real Estate Counsel in representing a publicly traded healthcare company in the spinoff of its skilled nursing division for more than $700 million, involving approximately 100 facilities in 15 states. (National 2017)
  • Act as lead M&A and Regulatory Counsel in representing a top 10 largest skilled nursing provider in the U.S. in the spinoff of approximately 300 facilities in more than 20 states. (National 2016-2017)
  • Act as lead M&A counsel in negotiating successful $450 million joint venture between senior housing developer and major Wall Street investment bank in assisted living/memory care sector. (National 2015-2016)
  • Act as lead M&A, Healthcare, and Real Estate counsel for national Behavioral Health company in its spinoff to private equity buyer. (National 2018)
  • Act as Healthcare M&A counsel in the sale/leaseback of six behavioral health facilities by privately owned, national owner/operator to major healthcare REIT for purchase price of more than $400 million. (National 2017)
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