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Baker Donelson
by Teresa Cajot


The firm’s roots can be traced to the 1888 when James F. Baker established a law firm in Huntsville, Tennessee.
In 2003, after a number of mergers and name changes, the firm eventually took on its current name.




Today, Baker Donelson has US offices in Tennessee,                civic, charitable, religious, academic, and professional
Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama,                organizations. In an effort to support the community
Texas, and Washington, DC, as well as an office in                and the causes that are important to its attorneys,
London. In addition to its litigation and lobbying                Baker Donelson proudly supports a number of charities
practices, Baker Donelson also has handles corporate              and condones pro bono work. In fact, each office has
law, labor and employment, health law, real estate,               a pro bono coordinator and all pro bono projects are
bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual                supervised by the Firm’s Pro Bono Stakeholder and Pro
property, and tax law matters.                                    Bono Committee.


Industries served by Baker Donelson include the                   Baker Donelson has also developed BakerManage
following: automotive; construction; drug, device, and            as a means of handling complex legal matters in an
life sciences; financial services; gaming; governmental           efficient manner. By dividing legal matters into three
entities; health care; hospitality, franchising, and              defined phases, the proactive project management
distribution; manufacturing and oil spill team; real              process ensures that matters are taken care of in both
estate; real estate investment trust; retail and                  a timely and cost-effective manner. The three phases
consumer products; solar energy; and transportation.              include the development of a clearly defined game
                                                                  plan, the execution of the plan with a focus on open
The firm’s attorneys consist of professionals who have            communication, and closure of the matter with an
served in international, federal, state, and government           attorney-client debriefing session.
positions. Many of them have also been active within




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