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Robert L. Harris

Partner, Financial Services Industry Team Chair
615.850.8467 direct
615.975.2928 Cell
Gen Celentano
615.850.8890 direct

Healthcare companies, private equity firms, banks, and other healthcare lenders call upon Rob Harris to help them obtain capital financing, acquire businesses, fund capital improvements and navigate a complex regulatory landscape. Well-versed in assessing risk and identifying barriers to success, Rob provides both borrowers and lenders with creative strategic plans and transactional structures for their complex commercial finance transactions.

Recognized as having a strong, yet balanced negotiation style, Rob is business-minded and strives to eliminate transaction risk when structuring deals. He offers innovative solutions in recapitalizations, public and private debt financing, senior credit facilities, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Specific areas of Rob's focus include:

  • Acquisition and development financing
  • Senior and subordinated credit facilities
  • Double lockbox structures to facilitate healthcare asset-based lending
  • Healthcare cash-flow lending
  • Leveraged recapitalizations

Honors and Recognitions

Chambers USA recognizes Rob for his work in Banking and Finance, and Best Lawyers lists Rob as a leading attorney in the field of Banking and Finance Law.  Additionally, Rob has been rated by American Lawyer as a "Top Rated Lawyer in Health Care."

  • J.D., Columbia University, 1993
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Head Articles Editor - Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Dartmouth College, 1990
    • Waterhouse Research Grant
    • E. John Rosenwald Public Affairs Grant
Bar Admissions
  • Tennessee
  • New York
  • District of Columbia




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