Leslie Ford has been actively involved in $6 billion worth of financing transactions in the last five years, with more than $400 million in the healthcare industry. Serving a diverse client list, Leslie represents public and private borrowers, institutional lenders, and private equity investors 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.
In addition, she has represented REIT clients in the negotiation of debt arrangements and routinely represents private equity funds both in acquisition financings as borrowers and in mezzanine financings as lenders.
Tennessee Bar Association — Business Law Section; Health Law Section
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
Book ’em — Board Member
Served as primary outside counsel to the NHL’s Nashville Predators since 2010.
Engility Holdings Merges with SAIC for $2.5 Billion
Represented American Physician Partners in its acquisition of Texas-based Emergigroup Physician Associates
Represented American Physician Partners in its acquisition Arizona Progressive Medical Associates
Represented Hibbett Sports (Nasdaq: HIBB) in Acquisition of City Gear
Represented i3 Verticals, Inc. in its initial public offering (IPO) of of 7,647,500 shares of Class A common stock for a total net proceeds of $92.5 million.
Represented Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete in the refinancing of its senior credit facilities
Represented CoreCivic in the refinancing of their bank credit facilities
Represented Eckhart, Inc. in its acquisition of Logic Plus
Represented American Physician Partners in its acquisition of Northeast Tennessee Emergency Physicians (NETEP)
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2013-2018)
Tennessee Law Review — Editor-in-Chief
Phi Beta Kappa