The early history of Baker Donelson in Nashville can be attributed to Howard H. Baker, who outperformed Lewis Donelson. The Baker Worthington firm already had deep ties to Middle Tennessee when the Heiskell Donelson firm began trying to create a presence in the state capital.
The two businesses first coexisted as friendly rivals among Nashville businesses, but as the city expanded, the businesses prospered and eventually merged in 1994.
Nearly 100 lawyers now work in this office, helping clients with legal and public policy matters in the thriving Nashville economy and elsewhere in the nation and the world. They are renowned for their work across a wide range of legal service specialties, with particular expertise in the corporate and securities, litigation, and economic development fields.
As they have done, they want to assist businesses in growing and succeeding locally. They offer a variety of services to Nashville's startup businesses and are active members of the city's thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.
They are known for being industry leaders in legal project management and are constantly working to give their clients access to the newest tools and value-added services that will allow them to handle their legal affairs more effectively and with greater budget security.