Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz has elected Steve Wood to be a shareholder in the firm’s downtown Nashville office.
Wood’s expertise is advising tech companies, venture capital funds and health systems with software licensing transactions and other technology-related matters. His practice also includes advising clients with general business issues and corporate transaction needs. And Wood has developed further expertise in the law pertaining to information security and privacy matters — specifically situations involving HIPAA and matters related to health care information.
Wood serves as co-chair of Baker Donelson’s Emerging Companies Group. He’s also the firm’s information security officer.
Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Wood co-founded and served as CEO of a financial services software company and later taught at the Vanderbilt University Law School. Wood serves on the boards of directors for the Nashville Capital Network and the Nashville Entrepreneurial Center.
"Steve is a talented attorney who is dedicated to an exceptional level of client service," said Scott D. Carey, managing shareholder of Baker Donelson's Nashville office, which recently lost several technology attorneys to South Carolina-based Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. "We look forward to his continued success with our firm and are pleased to recognize him among our new shareholders."