Leslie M. Ford


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Leslie Ford has been actively involved in over $6 billion worth of financing transactions in the last three years, with more than $1.5 billion in the healthcare industry. Serving a diverse client list, Leslie represents public and private borrowers, private equity investors and financial institutions in secured and unsecured financing transactions. Her practice involves representing clients in various types of financing transactions including syndicated credit facilities, acquisition financings, first and second lien credit facilities, asset-based financings, mezzanine financings, equipment financings, construction loans, workouts and restructurings.

By thinking creatively with her clients, Leslie works to close deals with successful outcomes that go beyond the numbers to the broader business objectives. For borrowers, this means strategic and efficient access to capital while maintaining maximum operational flexibility in debt arrangements. For lenders, it means effectively managing risk while simultaneously entering into a successful, mutually beneficial relationship with the borrower. Leslie’s success with her financing practice extends to include frequent collaboration with attorneys in the Corporate & Securities and Healthcare Practice Groups.


Tennessee Bar Association — Business Law Section; Health Law Section

Leadership Healthcare

American Health Law Association (AHLA)