Law firm Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz and logistics giant FedEx have been named to Fortune's list of the United States' best places to work. Here's the release from Baker Donelson, which runs a large office on Commerce Street downtown. Other companies with a decent Nashville presence that made the list: Deloitte, Publix and Balfour Beatty Construction.
Jan 21, 2010 1:28 PM
Adams and Reese, which acquired Nashville's Stokes Bartholomew earlier this decade, has lured away more than two dozen attorneys from a Florida firm stung by the real estate crash. New Orleans-based Adams and Reese is picking up offices in Sarasota (at left) and St. Petersburg.
Dec 4, 2009 10:47 AM
Though the merger that brought together law firms Bradley Arant Rose & White and Boult Cummings Conners & Berry was completed what feels like ages ago, the firms maintained separate Web sites until recently. Check out the shiny, new unified home of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings here.
Nov 19, 2009 1:13 PM
That's what the Bass Berry team needs to do.
Oct 30, 2009 2:08 PM
Two women from Waller Lansden are finalists in the 2009 edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Also up for two awards is Marcie Allen of event marketing firm MAC Presents. Here are some details on the work Owen (pictured here at left) and Walker have done.
Carol Owen, finalist in the "Mentor of the Year" category, developed and launched the national organization "Women's Roundtable" from Waller Lansden's headquarters in Nashville, after noticing the low female representation in the field of law. This unprecedented nationwide referral and support network for attorneys provides female colleagues with a platform for new business development, referrals, mentorship and a general support system. Teresa Walker, finalist in the "Best Executive - Service Business - up to 2,500 employees" category, played a pivotal role in helping Waller Lansden remain stable and even grow during the recent economic decline. In 2008, she oversaw the development of a strategic plan that focused on increasing Waller Lansden's national recognition and raising the profile of its successful healthcare practice. This plan also included a strategy to integrate critical technology that would monitor and improve the firm's financial management.
Oct 29, 2009 10:41 AM
It had to happen: In an era when the prices people are willing to pay for music, movies, art and even yoga lessons have fallen starkly, Bass, Berry & Sims is turning young associates into low-price litigation attorneys. WPLN’s Blake Farmer has the story.
Oct 26, 2009 2:30 PM
Apparently seeking to claim once and for all the title of Nashville's serial-est entrepreneur, Joe Freedman tells Milt Capps about three new ventures in the legal services arena. And he's not afraid to say where he doesn't expect to snare funding for them.
He said his professional networks in New York City, Los Angeles and elsewhere make it much easier for him to raise money in those cities than in Nashville, where investors are "so healthcare-ingrained," not familiar with software-as-a-service (SaaS) startups, and "too damn nice" to give you a quick No, when they've made their decision.
Oct 16, 2009 8:17 AM
The Birmingham office of Waller Lansden earlier this month welcomed ex-federal prosecutor William Athanas to its ranks. Athanas spent eight years with the Justice Department, most recently as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Alabama's Northern District.
Oct 12, 2009 8:16 AM
Baker Donelson is moving quickly with putting its name on the downtown building where it recently signed on to expand. Workers will have all the required red letters on the side of the Baker Donelson Center well before NBC's cameras switch on to transmit the Titans taking on the Colts this Sunday night.
Oct 8, 2009 7:53 AM