Baker Donelson

165 Madison Avenue
Suite 2000
Memphis, TN 38103, United States
Phone: 901.526.2000
Fax: 901.577.2303
Practice Groups
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Alabama
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
Other Countries
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
800+ Attorneys

Spotlight on Alabama: Supreme Court Affirms Limitations of Municipal Business License Tax on Out-of-State Suppliers

The Code of Alabama grants municipalities certain powers related to the imposition of business license taxes on trades, businesses, or vocations which may be engaged in or carried on in the municipality. This authority is used…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Tax Reform: Spotlight on Compensation and Benefits Provisions

The new tax bill (the "Act") - a culmination of months of back-and-forth between the House and Senate Republicans - was signed into law on December 22, 2017. The Act fulfills many of the promises made by the Trump Administration…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

New Sanctions Imposed For Human Rights Abuses and Corruption – a Harbinger For Business in 2018?

On December 21, the U.S. Treasury Department announced the implementation of a new global sanctions regime under the Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (the “Global Magnitsky Act”). President Trump issued an Executive…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

CMS Clarifies Text Messaging Prohibition

After a confusing month of contradicting guidance, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum clarifying its position regarding the use of text messaging with patient information between providers. In…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Senate Passes Antitrust Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Legislation

On November 15, the Senate passed the "Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2017," S. 807. legislation by unanimous consent. The legislation, introduced in April of 2017 by co-sponsors Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Labor & Employment Law

Congress Responds to Proposed Health Care Mergers with Calls for Hearings and New Merger-Related Legislation

December saw the announcement of several significant proposed mergers in the health care industry, each of which has the potential to reshape the industry. These transactions include both vertical mergers between health care…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Health

Entrepreneur Minute: Entrepreneurs Must Take Risks in Order to Learn [Video]

Leslie Miley, West Coast Partner of Venture for America, reflects on how taking risks is crucial for growth as an entrepreneur. See more videos in Baker Donelson's Entrepreneur Minute series at…more
 /  Business Organizations

Major Changes in Taxation of Business Under Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Is Pass-Through Right for You?

Effective for tax years beginning in 2018, the tax rates for C corporations will be reduced from 35 percent to 21 percent. The stated top rate for individuals, trusts and estates, including owners of pass-through businesses,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Taxation

Congress Passes Government Funding Measures

On December 21, Congress passed a bill to continue funding the government through January 19, 2018, averting a potential government shutdown ahead of the December 22, 2017, deadline for the previous funding measure. The House…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

Real-Time EMR Interface Program to Reduce Readmissions Finds Favor in OIG Advisory Opinion 17-07

A pilot program that could improve the efficacy of medication therapy management (MTM) services among Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries would present minimal risk to federal health care programs and patients, according to…more
 /  Science, Computers, & Technology

Tax Overhaul Draws New Boundaries Around International Business

The newly passed tax legislation significantly alters the landscape for international business. The final Republican tax cut bill moves the U.S. from a so-called "global taxation regime" to a territorial taxation regime in which…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Taxation

New Tax Plan Changes Rules on Health Coverage, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

While primarily focused on individual and business tax cuts and reform, the final Republican tax cut bill includes several provisions expected to impact health care coverage and expenses. First, the bill effectively repeals the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

Tax Change for the Tax-Exempt: How Will Organizations – and Their Donors – Be Affected?

The final Republican tax cut bill includes several provisions expected to impact tax-exempt organizations, their donors and their employees. First, the bill temporarily increases the charitable deduction amount allowed to…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Nonprofit Law, Taxation

No Business Left Behind - New Tax Bill Ushers in Significant Changes for All Companies

Long a priority of the Republican Party, the final tax cut bill includes significant simplification and lowering of the taxes paid by corporations. The bill eliminates the corporate Alternative Minimum Tax, creates a new tax…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Taxation

OIG December 2017 Work Plan Update

The OIG added six items to its Work Plan with the December 2017 update, as listed in the chart below. Interestingly, three of the new items relate to Medicaid, and two relate to the opioid epidemic. Medicare Advantage…more
 /  Health
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