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1900 Republic Centre
633 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37450
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T: 423.756.2010
F: 423.756.3447
Email: contact@bakerdonelson.com

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The roots of Baker Donelson's Chattanooga office go back more than 50 years to when Albert W. Taber opened a solo practice in the Chattanooga Bank Building, focusing on corporate, tax, estate and trust law.

In 1964, the office added Thomas Caldwell as a partner and expanded to become a full-service firm. Thomas O. Helton joined in 1968, followed by Carl Hartley and David Fielder, forming what came to be known as Caldwell, Heggie & Helton. Heiskell Donelson opened its doors in Chattanooga in 1986 and, in 1993, merged with the Caldwell firm. A year later, Heiskell Donelson merged with Baker Worthington to form Baker Donelson.

Today the Chattanooga office is home to approximately 50 lawyers with practices serving international, national, regional and local clients. We are known for our work in the financial sector, including banking, bankruptcy and restructuring, as well as complex commercial litigation, complex estate and tax planning, business transactions, employment litigation and counseling, intellectual property and immigration and global mobility counseling.

Our lawyers' commitment to nurturing a collegial work environment complements and reinforces their commitment to excellent client service, as do state-of-the-art technology and support services. In addition, both lawyers and administrative staff are active in giving back to the community – with volunteer and charitable support of organizations such as the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, Toys for Tots, Chattanooga public schools and others.

Baker Donelson contributed to the economic development effort that helped this thriving and vibrant city land the Volkswagen North America manufacturing facility in 2009. Baker Donelson's history and engagement with clients and the community are reflective of Chattanooga's energy, commitment and "can do" attitude.

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Position #582

The Chattanooga office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz seeks an associate with Spanish language fluency and more than two years of broad based immigration law experience, including such areas as removal, family, protection, domestic violence, child arrivals and employment, to join the Firm's Global Immigration Group. Other language capabilities appreciated. Academically distinguished applicants who have excellent writing, research and analytical skills are sought to assume responsibility in an active and diverse immigration practice. This is a terrific opportunity to gain sophisticated hands-on experience in a thriving global immigration practice with significant client contact and potential for career advancement. We seek a bright, hardworking associate with good judgment and attention to detail. For consideration, please submit a cover letter (referencing job posting #582) resume and law school transcript to Helen Beasley, Recruiting Assistant, at lateral@bakerdonelson.com.

OnRamp Fellowship

Baker Donelson is among a select group of leading national law firms to participate in the OnRamp Fellowship, an innovative program to provide women lawyers re-entering the legal profession with an opportunity to update their skills and legal contacts through one-year, paid positions with top law firms. The program aims to replenish the talent pipeline in law firms with diverse, high-performing lawyers who have the potential and the desire to advance into leadership roles. To apply for one of the five positions Baker Donelson has with the OnRamp Fellowship, click here.

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