Bradley Arant tech attorney jumps to Baker Donelson

Lawyer for entrepreneurs, start-ups heads downtown

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz has hired technology attorney Chris Sloan from Bradley Arant Boult Cummings. Sloan joins Baker on March 7 as a shareholder in its business technology practice. 

"I am looking forward to being a part of the Baker Donelson team," Sloan said. "I have long respected their work as a competitor in these practice areas and am very excited to see what we can accomplish together."

Sloan focuses on representing entrepreneurs, start-ups and other emerging businesses in corporate matters. He also handles complex software and other information technology transactions for large and small companies and regularly represents clients in connection with software, IT and other vendor negotiations.

He'll join Baker attorney Steve Wood in leading the firm's Emerging Companies initiative, a program launched last year to provide entrepreneurs with information about common legal, accounting and insurance issues.

"Chris has an outstanding reputation as a top-notch technology and corporate lawyer with a strong emphasis on emerging businesses," said Bruce Doeg, chair of the firm's business development department. "We are glad to have him on our team as we expand our focus on serving growth businesses."

Sloan currently serves on the advisory board of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and is the incoming board chairman of the Nashville Technology Council. He's been a member of the NTC's board and executive committee since 2008.

He had practiced at BABC — and its local predecessor Boult Cummings Conners & Berry — since graduating from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1999.