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Baker Donelson Adds Stephen G. Kabalka to Corporate Group in Chattanooga

Stephen G. Kabalka, a corporate attorney with significant experience in the transportation, logistics, and manufacturing industries, has joined Baker Donelson as of counsel in the Firm's Chattanooga office.

Mr. Kabalka provides strategic advice on legal matters related to commercial transactions; customer, vendor, and supply contracts; confidentiality agreements; and other business issues. His experience includes high-value transportation, logistics, transportation brokerage, sales, distribution, supply, warehousing, information technology, licensing, vendor, purchasing, real estate leasing, and confidentiality contracts.

Bruce C. Doeg, co-chair of Baker Donelson's Privacy and Technology Center of Excellence and leader of its Digital Health Initiative, said, "We are excited to have Stephen, with his vast experience and recognized innovation capabilities, help lead Baker Donelson's efforts to build the next generation of efficient corporate contract support utilizing technology, data, process management, staffing, and other cutting-edge innovation. Companies are coming to understand the extent to which their contracting process can become a significant competitive advantage. We are excited to have Stephen on the team to help demonstrate what is possible."

Before joining Baker Donelson, Mr. Kabalka worked for more than 14 years as in-house corporate counsel at several companies in the transportation and manufacturing industries, including a recent position as senior director and legal counsel at a global freight transportation and logistics company, where he supervised and guided the commercial contract department for North American transportation as well as handling a broad range of legal, regulatory, and compliance matters and commercial business disputes. His in-house counsel experience also includes serving as corporate counsel at a nationwide transportation, logistics, and warehousing services provider; division associate counsel at a leading producer of bleach and chlor akali products in North America; and associate general counsel for one of the largest trucking companies in the United States. Prior to his in-house roles, Mr. Kabalka had more than a decade of extensive litigation and appellate experience.

Mr. Kabalka is a cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he was the Executive Editor of the Tennessee Law Review. He is a member of the Transportation Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and Chattanooga Bar Association.

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