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Richard Faulkner Jr.


Richard D. Faulkner Jr. concentrates his practice in the areas of health care, real estate and finance, including acquisitions, sales, finance, leasing, certificates of need and general corporate law.

Professional Biography


Mr. Faulkner has been involved in billions of dollars of finance, acquisition, development and sales transactions. His experience spans many areas of long term care, including skilled nursing, assisted living, independent living, home health, physical therapy, urgent care and institutional pharmacy businesses.

His finance experience includes commercial loans, HUD-insured financing, accounts receivable, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, securitizations, sale-lease back, equipment financing, letters of credit and other financing. His real estate experience includes assisting with feasibility and strategic planning; site due diligence, including title, survey, environmental, zoning and land use issues; negotiating site acquisition contracts and closing documentation; construction; commercial leasing; and outparcel and project sales.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Mr. Faulkner served as legal counsel and Vice President of Strategic Growth for Life Care Centers of America, a national privately owned long-term care provider, where he was responsible for legal matters relating to finance, acquisition, development and construction transactions and corporate matters. In his roles at Life Care, he supported skilled nursing, assisted living, retirement, home health, therapy and pharmacy operations.

Mr. Faulkner's experience includes representation of owners and lenders, landlords and tenants, small operators and national companies, and single site and large multi-state transactions.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Real Estate Law since 2007
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2014 Chattanooga Real Estate Lawyer of the Year
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006 – 2008, 2016 – 2019)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Notes Editor – Georgia Law Review
  • Member – Tennessee and Georgia Bar Associations (Real Property Law and Healthcare Sections)
  • Member – American Health Law Association
  • Licensed Title Insurance Agent – State of Tennessee
  • Member – Health, Education and Housing Facilities Board, Town of Signal Mountain, Tennessee
Practice Areas
  • Health Care Acquisitions, Sales and Development
  • Real Estate and Leasing
  • Health Care Financing and Receivables Financing
  • Commercial Finance
  • Title Insurance
  • Certificate of Need and Licensure
  • Opinion Letters
Speaking Engagements
  • "I Like It, I Love It, I Want Some More of It: Build or Acquire – The Working Traps of Each ," 2016 Long Term Care Symposium (November 2016)
  • Panelist – "Buying and Selling Long Term Care Facilities: Overcoming Complex Regulatory and Business Challenges," Strafford Publications (August 2015)
  • Panelist – "Transfers of Distressed LTC Facilities," 2014 American Health Law Association's Long Term Care and the Law Program, Las Vegas, Nevada (February 2014)
  • "Financing and Acquisitions in Today's Marketplace," webinar (July 2013)

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