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    • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2006
    • B.A., Duke University, 1998
Robert Dempsey is a deal lawyer who focuses on buying and selling health care and senior living companies including companies that may be struggling. His extensive understanding of the health care industry allows him to offer advice in connection with development activities and to assist clients in developing feasible strategies to enhance the strength of their health care offerings. Robert structures and closes deals in the health care services and senior living industries by taking into account not only traditional corporate issues, but also the additional layers of licensure, provider enrollment and other regulatory considerations that are integral to transactions in the highly regulated health care and senior living industries.

The majority of Robert’s practice is focused on advising buyers and sellers of middle market health care services and senior living companies. Most of which have business operations including multiple locations in multiple states.  Robert will often counsel clients on their business formation and structuring, merger and acquisition, divestiture, joint venture and other vital transactions. Robert has focused much of his practice on a broad range of providers, including:
  • Acute care hospitals
  • Continuing care retirement communities
  • Assisted living communities
  • Nursing homes 
  • Home health agencies
  • Nursing homes 
  • Physician practices
  • Representing 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 
  • Leading 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
  • Representing a rural, non-profit 140-bed continuing care retirement facility in a sale
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