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David Folds and John McJunkin of Baker Donelson Named to 2024 BTI Client Service All-Stars by Corporate Counsel

Two attorneys of the national law firm Baker Donelson have been recognized as Client Service All-Stars by BTI Consulting Group, the leading provider of strategic research to the legal community.

David Folds and John McJunkin, shareholders in the Firm's Washington, D.C. office, were recognized in the 2024 edition. These attorneys were awarded the distinction of inclusion in the BTI Client Service All-Star list after being singled out by name for delivering superior client service during in-depth, independent interviews conducted by BTI with top legal decision-makers.

Mr. Folds, who concentrates his practice in bankruptcy and commercial litigation, regularly represents clients, including financial institutions, commercial and retail landlords, and other entities, in resolving disputes through workouts, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation in federal, state, and bankruptcy courts. His bankruptcy practice includes representing secured creditors, landlords, and other stakeholders in all aspects of business reorganizations, and he has substantial experience in retail and health care bankruptcy proceedings in numerous jurisdictions around the country. Mr. Folds' litigation practice focuses on the representation of secured creditors with exposures in multiple industries, such as hospitality, multifamily housing, senior living, and health care. Additionally, he represents various parties in real estate disputes in the commercial, office, retail, and telecommunications sectors.

Clients remarked about Mr. Folds, "Mr. Folds' commitment to client service is evident in all aspects of our matters."

Managing shareholder of the Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Firm's Board of Directors, Mr. McJunkin routinely represents creditor clients faced with insolvency/troubled loan issues around the country, as well as in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. With more than 35 years of commercial litigation experience that includes prosecuting and defending lawsuits and arbitrations arising out of lending relationships, contested foreclosures, complex contractual matters, real estate disputes, and business torts, he offers clients a broad range of services that include negotiating and documenting workout arrangements of complex lending relationships and helping commercial borrowers in workout negotiations and bankruptcy planning. Mr. McJunkin also has experience litigating a wide range of issues in the context of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases.

Mr. McJunkin's clients said, "Mr. McJunkin's client service is focused on making us a priority and knowing how we operate."

The 2024 BTI Client Service All-Stars report is comprised of attorneys who were identified for their exceptional client service by more than 350 corporate counsel and legal decision-makers at organizations ranging in size from $700 million in revenue to the largest companies in the world. Top legal decision-makers single out each BTI Client Service All-Star attorney – by name and in an unprompted manner – as delivering the absolute best client service. No attorney or firm can self-nominate, self-refer, or pay to be included in this report.

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