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Primary Care Providers Win Challenge of CMS Interpretation of Enhanced Payment Law

With the help and support of the Tennessee Medical Association, 21 Tennessee physicians of underserved communities joined together and retained Bass, Berry & Sims to file suit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to stop improper collection efforts. Our team, led by David King, was successful in halting efforts to recoup TennCare payments that were used legitimately to expand services in communities that needed them. Read more

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Healthcare Private Equity Compliance Checklist

The complex and ever-changing healthcare regulatory and enforcement environment, including increased focus on the role of private equity firms in their portfolio companies, make compliance a top priority for private equity firms investing in healthcare companies. The best way to limit your exposure as a private equity firm is to avoid a compliance misstep in the first place. Additionally, an effective and robust compliance program for your portfolio healthcare company makes it much more attractive to potential buyers and helps you avoid an unexpected and costly investigation or valuation hit down the road. Download the Healthcare Private Equity Compliance Checklist to assess whether your portfolio company's compliance program is up-to-date.

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Felix R. Dowsley, III


(615) 742-6228 TEL
(615) 742-2728 FAX

Felix R. Dowsley, III


(615) 742-6228 TEL
(615) 742-2728 FAX
(615) 742-6228 TEL
(615) 742-2728 FAX

Felix Dowsley focuses his practice on structuring complex debt transactions. In 30 years of practice, Felix has developed deep knowledge of the debt market and understands what is "market" for deal terms from both the lender and borrower perspective. In the last three years alone, he has negotiated approximately $4.2 billion in debt transactions for public companies, regional and national lenders, and large corporate and middle market borrowers.

Felix's practice spans many industries, including real estate investment trusts (REITs), healthcare, energy, hospitality, professional sports, government contracting, manufacturing, logistics, wholesale/retail and restaurants and includes assisting clients with:

  • Secured and unsecured syndicated loan facilities
  • Subordinated and mezzanine financings
  • Asset-based loans
  • Construction and project financings
  • Work-outs and restructures of credit facilities
  • Sale and leasing of commercial real estate

Felix is known for his practical and goal-oriented approach to helping clients navigate an ever-changing and increasingly competitive business environment. In addition to his commercial finance and real estate work, he also collaborates with the firm's Corporate & Securities Practice Group on deals that involve complex financing issues.


American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)


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Chambers USA — Banking & Finance (2010-2018); Real Estate (2003-2010)

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Project Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2018); Nashville Commercial Transactions/UCC Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2017, 2014); Nashville Securitization and Structured Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2014); Nashville Commercial Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2013)

Best Lawyers in America® — Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Transactions/UCC Law; Project Finance Law; Public Finance Law; Real Estate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law (2003-2018)

Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2010, 2014-2017)

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar" (2011-2012)

Nashville Post "Nashville's 101 Top Lawyers" (2011)

Nashville Post "In Charge" (2012-2013)

Tennessee Law Review — Member (1983-1984)


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