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Baker Donelson's Brent B. Young Elected to Tennessee Bar Foundation

Baker Donelson Shareholder Brent Young has been elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, one of only 27 attorneys from across the state to receive an invitation for 2023. Mr. Young, who is based in the Firm's Johnson City office, was introduced at the annual Fellows' Dinner in Nashville on April 14.

With more than 20 years of experience in commercial loan work-out and recovery matters, Mr. Young has worked extensively with special servicers in a wide range of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and related matters including foreclosure, receiverships, defense of borrower litigation, guarantor recovery, and analysis of rights and duties of parties to pooling and servicing agreements. He also has experience in commercial, business, premises liability, long term care, personal injury, and products liability litigation.

In addition to his creditor practice, Mr. Young has served as a litigator in numerous claims of discrimination against employers, and he has counseled dozens of companies on the enforcement of covenants not to compete, negotiated severance and separation agreements, and helped draft employee handbooks and employment applications. Mr. Young is also a member of Baker Donelson's 24-Hour Motor Carrier Emergency Response Team, a group of attorneys who provide rapid post-accident intervention and investigation.

Mr. Young is a cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, and he holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University. He is a member of the Washington County Bar Association, Kingsport Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Tennessee Bar Association, where he has chaired the Federal Practice Section. Mr. Young serves as the Pro Bono Coordinator for Baker Donelson's Tri-Cities office and has twice earned the Tennessee Supreme Court's Attorney for Justice recognition. He previously served as president of the Kingsport Bar Association, as well as Volunteer Kingsport.

Active since 1982, the Tennessee Bar Foundation is an invitation-only association of 840 attorneys across the state. The Bar Foundation honors attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the community and the profession and administers the grant-making program "Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts," known by its acronym IOLTA. The IOLTA program has awarded grants exceeding $25 million to law-related, public interest projects throughout Tennessee.

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