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Parental leave for moms AND dads

By NASH NUNNERY Wendy Huff Ellard was ecstatic the day she informed her husband she was pregnant with their first child. But Ellard’s joy soon turned to worry. Now a shareholder with Baker Donelson, Ellard was a rising star with one of the South’s most powerful law firms in the fall of 2014. Her unique and complex practice, which includes ...

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New year could mean changes in legal world

By LISA MONTI  Who provides legal services, how much clients pay for those services and how data can predict future cases are among changes forecast for the legal profession in the new year and beyond. “Over the past five years, we have seen new techniques gain popularity as methods to help lawyers improve the business side of their practice,” said ...

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Baker Donelson and Ober|Kaler Complete Merger

The law firms of Baker Donelson and Ober|Kaler have completed their previously announced combination, resulting in one of the 50 largest law firms in the country. The combined firm, which maintains the name of Baker Donelson, boasts more than 800 attorneys and advisors across 25 offices in ten states as well as Washington, D.C. Baker Donelson Chairman and Chief Executive ...

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Baker Donelson and Ober Kaler to combine

The law firms of Baker Donelson and Ober|Kaler have announced plans to combine. The combination, which has been approved by the leadership and shareholders of both firms, is anticipated to take effect January 1. The combined firm, which will maintain the name of Baker Donelson, would become one of the 50 largest law firms in the country, with more than ...

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Painter is innovation officer at Baker Donelson

Baker Donelson has named William S. Painter as the firm’s chief innovation officer, a new position focus on continued innovation in the delivery of client services and technology. Painter, who previously served as Baker Donelson’s chief strategic planning officer, will oversee several areas that are key drivers of innovation, including legal project management, knowledge management, information technology, pricing, eDiscovery/practice support, ...

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NEW DIGS, NEW IDEAS — Baker Donelson offers non-traditional features for employees

By LISA MONTI Visitors to Baker Donelson’s new law offices won’t see corner offices, standard office furniture or a plain coffee pot on the kitchenette counter. Those and other fixtures have been replaced by non-traditional, new features like sit-stand desks and coffee bars. The firm’s lawyers and staff moved into three of the five floors of the new One Eastover ...

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DAVID WEBB — Recently proposed regulations target small family businesses with increase in estate tax

The Obama Administration issued proposed regulations aimed at eliminating the availability of certain valuation discounts for many small closely held family businesses. The proposed regulations are promulgated pursuant to authority granted to the Internal Revenue Service under Internal Revenue Code, Section 2704, which was enacted over twenty-five years ago. The provisions, if they become final, can result in owners of ...

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McMurray joins law firm

Patricia “Patty” McMurray, a real estate shareholder, has joined Baker Donelson’s Baton Rouge office. McMurray focuses her practice on commercial transactions, forestry, real estate and education law. Patty is also an experienced litigator in the bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and general commercial areas. Patty is listed in Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor ...

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Professionalism recognized

W. Scott Welch of Baker Donelson has received the Capital Area Bar Association’s 2016 Professionalism Award. The award recognizes the exemplary professional careers of lawyers in the Capital area who have demonstrated consistent adherence to professional standards of practice, ethics, integrity, civility and courtesy; encouraged respect for, and avoided abuse of, the law and its procedures, participants and processes; and ...

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Walker earns credential

Robert F. Walker of Baker Donelson has earned a Certified Information Privacy Professional credential from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. A CIPP credential means the recipient has gained a foundational understanding of privacy and data protection law and practice, and has knowledge of jurisdictional laws, regulations and enforcement models. Walker holds the CIPP/US concentration, which focuses on the U.S. ...

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