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63 Baker Donelson Attorneys to be Ranked as "Leaders in Their Field" in Chambers USA 2010 Directory

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC is pleased to announce that the 2010 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded directory of America's leading lawyers for business, will recognize 63 Baker Donelson attorneys as leading practitioners in 19 practice areas. In addition, Chambers USA will recognize the Firm's health law practice as a leading national practice, and will name 18 of the Firm's practice areas as leading practices in individual states. The total of 63 attorneys to be included in the upcoming edition marks an increase from the 52 Firm attorneys included in the 2009 directory.

The Baker Donelson attorneys who will be included in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA will be recognized in the following practice areas.

  • Banking & Finance: Steven J. Eisen
  • Banking & Finance (Marine Finance): Edward H. "Hank" Arnold III and James H. Roussel
  • Banking & Finance (Regulatory): Steven J. Eisen
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Timothy M. Lupinacci
  • Construction: Linda A. Klein
  • Corporate/Commercial: William S. Mendenhall, B.G. Minisman Jr., William S. Painter and D.J. Simonetti
  • Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions: Gary M. Brown, Robert J. DelPriore, Matthew S. Heiter and William N. Norton
  • Environment: Michael T. Dawkins and Robert M. Steele
  • Gaming & Licensing: Dan M. McDaniel Jr. and Paul S. West
  • Health Care: Thomas William Baker, Ashby Q. Burks, Richard G. Cowart and Donna K. Thiel
  • Labor and Employment: Phyllis Cancienne, Brooks Eason, David Gevertz, Steven F. Griffith Jr., Jennifer P. Keller, J. Randall Patterson, Fern H. Singer, William G. Somerville III, Steven H. Trent, M. Kim Vance and Edward R. Young
  • Litigation (Bankruptcy): E. Franklin Childress Jr. and Randal S. Mashburn
  • Litigation (Construction): Edward P. Meyerson and Danny G. Shaw
  • Litigation (General Commercial): Leo Bearman Jr., Roy C. Cheatwood, Nancy Scott Degan, Barry W. Ford, John S. Hicks, Walker W. "Bill" Jones III, Kent A. Lambert, William N. Reed, Gary C. Shockley, J. Carter Thompson Jr.
  • Real Estate: Mary L. Aronov, Kenneth P. "Pete" Ezell Jr., John A. Gupton III, H. Chervis Isom, Denise W. Killebrew, Thomas O. Kolb, Robert C. Liddon Jr., William S. Mendenhall, David A. Rueff Jr., William R. Sylvester and Daniel L. Singletary
  • Tax: Nedom A. Haley

In addition to recognizing the Firm's health law practice as a leading national practice, the 2010 edition of Chambers USA will also recognize the following Baker Donelson practice areas as leading practices in individual states.

  • Alabama: Bankruptcy/restructuring; corporate/commercial; labor and employment; and real estate
  • Louisiana: Energy and natural resources; labor and employment; and litigation (general commercial)
  • Mississippi: Corporate/commercial; labor and employment; litigation (general commercial); and real estate
  • Tennessee: Banking and finance; corporate/mergers and acquisitions; environment; health care; labor and employment; litigation (general commercial); and real estate

Since 1999, Chambers has researched the U.S. legal profession, identifying the leading lawyers and law firms through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients. Because of its independence and objective research process, Chambers USA is considered to be a cornerstone directory whose listings are given much weight among business leaders selecting legal counsel.

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