Who We Are

Baker Donelson is a firm of more than 650 attorneys operating from 20 offices across the southern U.S., Washington, D.C., and London. Our roots reach deep into the southern soil and our knowledge of the region is extensive. In recent years, the Firm’s expansion has paralleled that of the American South, which has experienced unprecedented economic growth and an increase in population, in contrast to the Northeast, the Great Lakes states and California, which have all declined. Economic indicators project that the American South will continue to grow, and international businesses of all kinds are clamoring to be a part of the boom. Baker Donelson is uniquely positioned and experienced to assist both local businesses that want to expand internationally and foreign businesses that wish to gain a foothold in the South for their operations throughout the United States.

Recognized as a thought leader in international trade, business and policy matters, Baker Donelson has launched its Global Initiatives, a series forums and dialogue programs aimed at bolstering trade and investment opportunities between foreign countries and the American South. The Initiatives facilitate collaboration between policymakers and leaders of influential businesses, trade organizations, governmental agencies/authorities, universities and think tanks.

Global Initiatives, through forums, bring together lawmakers, trade officials, regulators, business leaders, investors and researchers from other countries, Washington, D.C., and the American South to discuss opportunities and challenges in strategic sectors such as:

Through the Global Initiatives, other countries and U.S. participants discover new partners, formulate strategies for collective action, and ensure they remain informed of upcoming issues and challenges in the political and regulatory environments in which they operate.