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Front Page - Friday, September 6, 2019

Baker Donelson attorneys included in Best Lawyers




Nineteen of Baker Donelson’s Chattanooga attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. They include:

Kenneth Beckman: Banking and finance law; corporate law; mergers and acquisitions law; public finance law; real estate law; securitization and structured finance law

Joe Conner: Commercial litigation; construction law; eminent domain and condemnation law; energy law; litigation – construction; litigation – real estate

J. Wayne Cropp: Environmental law

Robert Divine: Immigration law

Richard Faulkner, Jr.: Real estate law

Richard Gossett: Banking and finance law; bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law; business organizations; litigation – bankruptcy; litigation – real estate

Russell Gray: Employment law – management; labor law – management; litigation – labor and employment

Carl Hartley: Corporate law; economic development law; litigation and controversy – tax; nonprofit law; tax law

Thomas Helton: Bet-the-company litigation; commercial litigation; litigation – intellectual property; litigation – patent; mass tort litigation/class actions – defendants; medical malpractice law – defendants; product liability litigation – defendants

Cameron Hill: Construction law; litigation – construction

Misty Kelley: Eminent domain and condemnation law

James Levine: Business organizations; commercial finance law

Virginia Love: Business organizations; closely held companies and family businesses law; nonprofit law; trusts and estates

Joshua Powers: Litigation – health care; medical malpractice law – defendants

K. Stephen Powers: Bet-the-company litigation; commercial litigation; personal injury litigation – defendants; product liability litigation – defendants; transportation law

Susan Elliott Rich: Banking and finance law; real estate law; securitization and structured finance law

William Robinson: Employee benefits (ERISA) law

Ross Schram III: Real estate law

Philip Whitaker: Commercial litigation; real estate law; trusts and estates

Five of the Firm’s Chattanooga attorneys were also named Best Lawyers’ 2020 Lawyers of the Year, a designation given to a select group of individuals in high-profile specialties in large legal communities. Only one attorney in each community for each specialty is honored:

Kenneth Beckman

Chattanooga Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year

Carl Hartley

Chattanooga Tax Law Lawyer of the Year

Virginia Love

Chattanooga Business Organizations Lawyer of the Year

K. Stephen Powers

Chattanooga Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year

Ross Schram III

Chattanooga Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year

The 2020 Best Lawyers list is based on exhaustive peer-review surveys in which almost 94,000 eligible attorneys cast more than 11 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.

The publication now covers over 75 countries and 146 practice areas, and Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Source: Baker Donelson