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J. Allen Roberts Named Managing Shareholder of Baker Donelson's Nashville Office

J. Allen Roberts has been named the managing shareholder of Baker Donelson's Nashville office.

Mr. Roberts assumes the role from Brigid M. Carpenter, who has served as the Nashville managing shareholder since 2017. Ms. Carpenter will return to a full-time focus on her practice, which includes products liability defense, catastrophic personal injury defense, defense of class actions, and prosecution and defense of commercial disputes.

"Brigid has been an exceptional leader during a time of tremendous development in the Nashville legal market, and our continued success in a highly competitive landscape is a testament to her steady, thoughtful approach," said Mr. Roberts. "As a Nashville native, I feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to take on this role at such an exciting juncture in Nashville's history. Our office and our Firm are well positioned for the future. As we continue to pursue our BakerVision 2028 strategic plan of growing our trusted advisor relationships with our clients, I look forward to furthering our position as a leading law firm in the Nashville market and beyond."

While serving as office managing shareholder, Mr. Roberts will maintain his legal practice, which is focused on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and public and private equity and debt offerings. He works with clients across industry sectors, including manufacturing, health care, and technology. Mr. Roberts has extensive experience in representing management and private equity funds in middle-market recapitalizations, acquisitions, and divestitures.

Mr. Roberts graduated from Battle Ground Academy, Millsaps College, and the University of Tennessee College of Law. He is active in numerous community organizations and currently serves on the board and is president-elect of the Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Corporate Growth. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Corporate Law; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Mergers and Acquisitions; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Health Care Law; Venture Capital Law; and Securities Regulation.

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