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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

About Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

For 130 years, Baker Donelson has built a reputation for achieving results for our clients, both nationally and internationally, on a wide range of legal matters. While providing legal services is our focus, it is how we deliver them that sets us apart. Our goal is to provide clients with more than what they have come to expect from a law firm. Baker Donelson commits to a deep understanding of a client's business, to enable us to anticipate clients' needs and assist in their decision-making processes. Because we offer consistent, knowledgeable guidance based on their specific goals and objectives, clients view us as a valued business partner. This allows them to focus on the growth and success of their businesses, confident their legal issues will be handled by an attentive, responsive team. Our unique approach to providing legal and policy services is enabled by our extensive support structure. As the 64th largest law firm in the U.S., Baker Donelson gives clients access to a team of more than 650 attorneys and public policy advisors representing more than 30 practice areas, all seamlessly connected across 21 offices to serve virtually any legal and policy need. We provide to our clients a global network of local counsel and other professionals, and have helped our clients take advantage of global opportunities in more than 90 countries spanning six continents. Clients receive informed guidance from experienced, multi-disciplined industry and client service teams. Our federal and state public policy groups provide sound policy advice and comprehensive tracking services, keeping clients up-to-date on critical legislative and regulatory developments. Our diversity and women's initiatives ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment for our people, perspectives and experiences. Technology helps us operate more effectively and efficiently by providing instant access to client-specific information and other key resources.

Office Description:

Baker Donelson is not only the Bluff City's largest law firm, but also one of its oldest. It was just after the Civil War when Joseph B. Heiskell relocated his law practice from Madisonville, Tennessee, to Memphis, naming it Heiskell and White. Over the next 100 years the Firm went through transformative change and a number of local mergers and combinations, including the 1964 merger with the Donelson Adams firm, which had been founded by Lewis Donelson III and Ben C. Adams. This evolutionary process culminated in a 1994 merger with Baker Worthington, giving the combined firm new offices in Knoxville, Nashville, Johnson City and Washington, D.C., and bringing in the distinguished Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr. and Robert F. Worthington. Today the Memphis and East Memphis offices boast a total of more than 90 attorneys. Downtown offers particular strength in complex business litigation, financial services, banking and securities, health care and corporate legal services to local and national clients. East Memphis focuses on tax and estate planning, real estate and intellectual property. Significant portions of Baker Donelson's Firmwide support functions also reside in Memphis, including human resources, information technology, accounting and marketing. While we work to promote a true client-focused environment, our attorneys and staff are also known for their deep commitment to the Memphis community and their leadership in community service. Shareholder Buck Lewis helped launch Access to Justice to provide access to legal assistance for Tennessee's indigent and working poor families, a program which is currently expanding into a national program. In addition to the thousands of hours our Memphis attorneys provide in free legal services every year, our attorneys and staff also volunteer for and serve in leadership positions for dozens of local non-profit organizations.

Location and Practice Areas Wise Attorney Count:

Total Offices: 24

Total Attorneys: 604

Total Office wise Attorneys:

Locations No. of Attorneys
Atlanta, GA 114
Baltimore, MD 65
Baton Rouge, LA 15
Birmingham, AL 61
Chattanooga, TN 37
Falls Church, VA 1
Fort Lauderdale, FL 9
Houston, TX 22
Jackson, MS 49
Johnson City, TN 12
Knoxville, TN 14
Macon, GA 2
Memphis, TN 142
Nashville, TN 84
New Orleans, LA 50
Orlando, FL 10
Tallahassee, FL 5
Washington, DC 24

Total number of Attorneys in this Practice Area:

Practice Areas No. of Attorneys
Bankruptcy 10
Corporate 40
Energy and Oil & Gas 1
Environmental and Land Use 3
Government and Government Relations 3
Health Care 29
IP 13
Labor & Employment 26
Litigation 160
Real Estate 25
Tax 14
Transportation and Maritime 3
Trusts and Estates 9

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