Bobby Guy


Polsinelli PC
501 Commerce Street
Suite 1300
Nashville, TN 37203

Tel: 615.259.1511


Bobby Guy believes that the uncertainty surrounding the US healthcare market presents the greatest investment opportunity in healthcare for the last half-century. He is a healthcare deal lawyer, and he spends his time focused on growing, buying and selling healthcare companies. In 2016 and 2017, he led the two largest skilled nursing spinoffs in the country each year, involving more than 30 buyers in 25 states in those deals. In the post-acute and behavioral space, his team has bought and sold more than 500 healthcare facilities in the last several years. He represents clients across the healthcare sector, including:

  • Senior living and skilled nursing owners and operators
  • Acute care, post-acute care, and behavioral providers
  • Life science companies
  • Private equity fund investors

One of his favorite recent engagements was handling the sale of the last antibiotics manufacturer in the western hemisphere during the COVID pandemic, keeping it under US ownership and preserving its critical infrastructure designation.

With the firm belief that proprietary market intelligence is one of the most important services that a lawyer can provide to clients, in 2014 Bobby co-developed a financial research index comparing distress in the healthcare services sector to distress in the overall U.S. economy. For more information on our distress index findings, please visit Polsinelli/TrBK Distress Indices or go to

Bobby is the host of The 10 Minute HealthBizCast, and he chairs the national Healthcare Dealmaker’s Conference in Dallas each May. He is also a frequent speaker and author on healthcare investing and healthcare transformation. He has appeared on Cable News, and has been published or quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN MoneyThe Deal, McKnight’s Senior Living, Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions, Senior Housing News, and HealthLeaders, among others.

  • IAE Award Winner
    • Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions – Tennessee, 2022
  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® for:
    • Corporate Law, 2013-2024
    • Health Care Law, 2024
  • Selected for inclusion in Corporate LiveWire Global Awards as Securities Lawyer of the Year, 2020
  • Selected for inclusions in  Super Lawyers, 2007-2022
  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • M&A Award
    • Acquisition International, 2014
    • Corporate LiveWire, 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in American Law
  • Selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in America
  • Selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in International Business
  • Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 1994)
    • Order of the Coif; Elliot E. Cheatham Scholar; Vanderbilt Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Whittier College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1991)
    • Economics
    • Presidential Scholar
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Law Association
  • Nashville Bar Association, Fellow
  • Turnaround Management Association
As one of the largest health care practices in the country, Polsinelli attorneys work as a fully integrated practice to seamlessly partner with clients on the whole gamut of issues. We consider it our business to understand the opportunities and challenges that face the health care industry and, more importantly, our clients’ businesses. The firm has built a team that is made up of health care industry experts, including a mix of former in-house counsel at national health care institutions, the FDA, CMS and the Department of Justice.

Recognized as a leader in health care law, Polsinelli Health Care rankings include:

  • National Tier One ranking in Health Care Law by Best Law Firms, 2014-2024
  • Ranked as the 2018 “Law Firm of the Year” in Health Care by U.S. News & World Report for the second time in four years
  • Nationally ranked in Healthcare Law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, including:
    • Healthcare: The Elite – Nationwide, 2015-2023
    • Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare Nationwide
    • 9 ranked offices
    • 26 ranked attorneys
  • Nationally ranked by the American Health Law Association (AHLA) consistently since 2016, including:
    • Largest health care law firm in the nation by AHLA, 2018, 2021-2022
    • Second-largest health care law firm in the nation by AHLA, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2023
  • Ranked as the third-largest health care law firm in the nation by Modern Healthcare, 2022
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 20 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, Polsinelli attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight and focus on health care, real estate, finance, technology, private equity, and corporate transactions.