Marisa Garcia is a corporate attorney in Holland & Knight's Nashville office. Ms. Garcia assists clients primarily in the healthcare industry with strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures and divestitures involving physician practices, behavioral healthcare facilities, dental practices, dermatology practices, infusion therapy and other healthcare entities. She also has experience handling joint ventures and private equity matters involving nonhealthcare clients. Ms. Garcia also assists in the sale of portfolio companies and investments involving private equity and other strategic buyers.

Previously, Ms. Garcia was a litigator, where she gained valuable experience handling a variety of civil and criminal matters in federal and state court. She is also a U.S. Air Force veteran and served as a Phoenix Raven. Her background allows her to provide clients a distinct perspective on navigating deals.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Newport Healthcare, the national leader in treating higher-acuity mood and co-occurring disorders in teens and young adults, in its acquisition of Minnesota-based PrairieCare, a premier provider of mental health services in the Midwest with one of the nation's largest pediatric psychiatric practices; the firm continues to assist the client with general counsel by providing attention to regulatory and diligence matters, reviewing and preparing purchase agreements, among other matters


  • Belmont University College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • National University, B.A., cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Tennessee
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Belmont College of Law Inn of Courts, Mentor, 2021-2022
  • Autism Tennessee
  • Girls on the Run of Middle Tennessee, Board Member, 2022-2023
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2023, 2024