Carla F. Fenswick

In real estate transactions throughout the country, hospital companies, surgery center operators, senior living companies, and other healthcare providers rely on Carla Fenswick for her experience and efficiency. Respected by clients and adverse parties alike, Carla is highly knowledgeable regarding healthcare real estate. Clients benefit from her understanding of the regulatory overlay that governs healthcare real estate transactions, and her ability to navigate the complexity of the current credit market with respect to the covenants and agreements required by lenders.

Carla is keenly aware of the importance of each real estate transaction in relation to larger strategic objectives, and the need to negotiate toward a win-win outcome for all parties—developers, real estate owners, and physician groups—to safeguard long-term relationships. She is known for her responsiveness.

Construction firms and financial lenders turn to Carla for counsel in commercial and real property development transactions. She also prepares and negotiates agreements for construction and design projects, including form agreements for the American Institute of Architects.

Carla is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


  • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • Member, Real Estate and Construction Committees of the Nashville Bar Association
  • Member, Real Property Trust & Probate Section of the American Bar Association
  • Member, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Author, Leases, TN Practice, McLean 2001

Prior Affiliations

  • Intelligence Analyst, United States Department of Defense, 1987-90
  • Intern for Chief Judge Morey L. Sear of the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Intern for Judge James D. Todd, United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Tulane University, 1993
    • Order of the Coif
    • Tulane Law Review
  • B.A., cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 1987

Legal Services

Industries Served

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee

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Carla enjoys hiking, fine food and wine and spending time with her husband and their French bulldogs. Carla and her husband met at the American Embassy in Moscow while she was an Intelligence Analyst for the National Security Agency and he was serving with the United States Marine Corps.