Rob Harris is a financial services attorney in Holland & Knight's Nashville office. Mr. Harris focuses his practice on helping healthcare companies, private equity firms, banks and other healthcare lenders with obtaining capital financing, acquiring businesses, funding capital improvements and navigating a complex regulatory landscape.

Well-versed in assessing risk and identifying barriers to success, Mr. Harris provides 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, Mr. Harris 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 his 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

Representative Experience

  • Represented the Tennessee Titans National Football League (NFL) franchise in negotiating, documenting and closing credit facilities needed to recapitalize and fund a minority share redemption
  • Represented Advanced Recovery Systems in negotiating, documenting and closing a $75 million senior credit facility from White Oak Healthcare Finance
  • Represented a family office-owned dental management holding company in negotiating $72 million in secured notes restructuring with a national financial services company in connection with a partial pay off and the sale of the client's dental management company to a publicly traded dental management services company
  • Represented IVX Health in negotiating, documenting and closing an asset-based credit facility from Gemino Healthcare Finance LLC simultaneously with the acquisition of Precision Healthcare
  • Represented an international critical care product supplier in structuring a $50 million senior secured credit facility
  • Represented an integrated behavioral management company in securing a $40 million senior secured credit facility comprising a $30 million real estate term loan and a $10 million asset-based revolving loan to fund expansion into new markets
  • Represented IVX Health in negotiating, documenting and closing a senior credit facility from a group of banks led by Regions Bank
  • Assisted a regional dental support organization office with securing credit to initiate multiple acquisitions, which included acting as borrower in negotiating, documenting and closing the senior credit facility and in finalizing the acquisition

  • Represented a specialty finance firm in a $147.5 million syndicated financing package to a private equity-backed provider of mobile equipment services to the urology industry focused on lithotripsy, laser and cryoablation systems
  • Advised a bank in a $60 million asset-based revolving credit facility to a long-term care pharmacy company
  • Advised a national bank in connection with a syndicated $425 million first lien credit facility to a durable medical equipment provider
  • Advised a national bank in a $22.5 million first lien credit facility to a medical practice management entity to fund the acquisition of five medical practices and working capital
  • Represented the sponsor-backed physical therapy support services organization as borrower in negotiating, documenting and closing the senior credit facility

  • Advised Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. in its merger with Healthcare Trust of America
  • Represented IVX Health in the acquisition of Bethesda-based Precision Healthcare
  • Served as lead transaction counsel to Quality Industries in its sale to Anchor Partners


  • Columbia Law School, J.D.
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New York
  • Tennessee
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Currey Ingram Academy, Board of Trust, 2020-Present
  • Nashville Urban Debate League, Board of Trustees, 2011-Present
  • Nashville Health Care Council, Class of 2014, Fellow
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association-Tennessee Chapter, Board of Trustees, 2001-2010; Former Chairman
Honors & Awards
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Banking & Finance, 2011-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Banking and Finance Law, 2006-2024; Commercial Finance Law, 2016-2024
  • American Lawyer, Top Rated Lawyer in Health Care
  • Nashville Business Journal, Best of the Bar, Banking & Finance, 2022; Best of the Bar, 2024
  • Nashville Post, In Charge, Finance, 2022-2023
  • IFRL1000, Leading Lawyer in Banking & Finance, 2021-2022


Speaking Engagements