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Blair B. Evans Named Chair of Baker Donelson's Auto Finance Team

(Memphis, TN / November 5, 2015) Baker Donelson has named Blair B. Evans chair of the Firm's Automotive Finance Team, a multidisciplinary team of attorneys serving the auto industry financial sector.

"The Auto Finance Team was formed as part of our continuous effort to help our clients across all areas of consumer finance litigation and compliance," said Timothy M. Lupinacci, chair of the Firm's Financial Services Department. "Blair brings a solid background of representing auto finance companies nationally and will be leading a team of attorneys who have a broad array of experience serving this sector in everything from litigation, restructuring and bankruptcy to transactions and regulatory and compliance issues."

Ms. Evans, who is of counsel in Baker Donelson's Memphis office, practices in the areas of creditors' rights, collections and business litigation. Her experience includes representing major automotive and commercial equipment creditors, banks, credit unions and nonbank auto finance companies in replevin, government seizure and collection actions in state and federal courts. She is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Women Lawyers and the Memphis, Arkansas and Tennessee Bar Associations.

Baker Donelson's Automotive Finance Team serves all sizes of financial services companies and national and state chartered banks that provide commercial and consumer financing in connection with every facet of the automotive industry, including automobile retailers, automotive auction houses and vendors providing goods and services. The team handles regulatory concerns with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and other compliance issues, as well as corporate services such as titling, loan sales and servicing agreements. The team also offers transactional experience with dealer floorplans, terminal rental adjustment clause (TRAC) leases and structured warehousing facilities, along with extensive experience handling all types of litigation, restructuring and bankruptcy issues.

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