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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
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1995
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 2000
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2014
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 fixing, buying and selling healthcare companies. Since 2016, he has led the two largest skilled nursing spinoffs in the country, structuring the sales of approximately 400 facilities to more than 30 buyers in 25 states in those deals. He represents clients across the healthcare sector, including:
  • Senior living providers, developers, and REITs
  • Hospitals and acute care facilities 
  • Life science companies 
  • Private equity fund investors
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 chairs the national Healthcare Dealmaker’s Conference in Dallas each May, and he is 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 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 2016-17)
  • 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 counsel to private equity fund in proposed acquisitions of distressed continuing care retirement communities. (National 2015-2016)
  • Act as lead M&A counsel representing public company client in proposed acquisition of start-up consumer healthcare products company. (Los Angeles 2016)
  • Represent non-profit senior living company in connection with the development of an assisted senior living campus. (Minnesota 2016)
  • Represent a private-equity-funded buyer in the $80+ million purchase of four senior living campuses in the Sears Methodist Retirement Systems Chapter 11 proceedings, involving the transfer of more than 800 beds. (Texas 2014-15)
  • Act as lead counsel in the successful refinancing and restructuring of 3 tranches of $175 million in debt for a private-equity-backed senior living company on the West Coast, including a $100 million senior secured loan, a $40 million private placement, and the contingent purchase of $35 million in junior mezzanine debt. (West Coast 2014) 
  • Represent a 100-bed, physician-owned hospital in its restructuring negotiations in order to obtain time to achieve a sale involving more than $90 million to a national buyer, preserving value for equity and paying all stakeholders in full. (Texas 2014)
  • Represent an FDA-regulated cosmetics manufacturer and five international affiliates in their sale through distress proceedings to a German multi-national market leader. (National 2009-10) 
  • Represent a public, non-traded REIT in the cash acquisition of the operations of a distressed 100-bed skilled nursing facility out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. (Texas 2014)
  • Represent a life science venture fund in the acquisition of a distressed institutional pharmacy. (Tennessee 2009)
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Webinar Panelist; Irving Levin Associates
October 26, 2017
eAlerts Alerts
August 2017
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Featured in The Deal
June 30/17
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Keynote Speaker, 2017 Health Care & Medical Office Buildings Conference & Expo; Denver, CO
April 20, 2017
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Featured in Business Wire
April 10, 2017
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Featured in Nashville Medical News
February 2017
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June 9, 2016
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American Health Lawyers Association
May 17-18, 2016
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The Distress Research Indices and a Fresh Look at the Causes of Healthcare Distress
SRR Global Financial Advisory Services
Spring 2016
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Trends, Changes, and Tectonic Shifts: Senior Housing for the Modern World
2016 Southeast Finance Conference, Keynote Speaker
February 11-12, 2016
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