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Front Page - Friday, May 29, 2020

Baker Donelson also names McGehee, Sanders shareholders

Baker Donelson has also elected local attorneys John McGehee and Adam Sanders as shareholders of the firm. The firm this week announced the election of 15 new shareholders, including McGehee, Sanders and Mary O’Kelley in its Chattanooga office.

McGehee is a member of Baker Donelson’s Financial Services Transactions Practice Group and Long-Term Care Team. His practice is focused on representing lenders and borrowers in HUD-insured loan transactions for multifamily and senior housing facilities and the related asset management and servicing work.

McGehee also has experience representing clients in business organization and commercial contracts and preparing and negotiating commercial finance and corporate legal opinions.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, he is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the American Health Law Association. He received Baker Donelson’s Chattanooga Office Pro Bono Award in 2011.

As a member of Baker Donelson’s Business Litigation Group, Sanders focuses primarily on complex condemnation defense. As part of a national eminent domain practice, he represents investor-owned utility companies facing eminent domain takeover attempts by municipalities in cases all over the country.

Sanders also represents clients in zoning and land use, construction, patent and trademark infringement and other complex contract and commercial disputes.

Sanders has received a number of professional honors. In 2019, Mid-South Super Lawyers named him a Rising Star in eminent domain. He is also a two-time recipient of the Tennessee Supreme Court Attorney for Justice Award and has received Baker Donelson’s Chattanooga Office Pro Bono Award twice.

A graduate of Duke University School of Law, Sanders is a member of the Chattanooga, Tennessee and Georgia Bar Associations.

Russell Gray, managing shareholder of Baker Donelson’s Chattanooga office, says, “John, Mary and Adam have shown themselves to be driven leaders who provide excellent service to clients and who contribute meaningfully to the firm and the Chattanooga community.

“We’re proud to congratulate them as part of this impressive group of attorneys from across the firm who have been elected as our newest shareholders.”

Source: Baker Donelson