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

No News is Not Always Good News: IRS's Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program is Ending

The IRS has just announced that its longstanding Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) will end as of September 28, 2018. While many U.S. citizens and green card holders living abroad and in the United States have…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Taxation

Alabama Home Builders Challenge Requirement to Use Architects on Townhouses

The Alabama Homebuilders Association of Alabama, Inc. (the Homebuilders) has sued the Alabama State Board for Registration of Architects (the Board) seeking to invalidate a regulation that requires an architect for the design of…more
 /  Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

Blockchain and State Law: Five Legislative Developments

Blockchain technology is rapidly expanding into major sectors of the economy. Whether it is the meteoric rise of the digital currency bitcoin or the heightened regulation of initial coin offerings by the Securities and Exchange…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Florida Sets 120-Day Deadline on Tax Deed Sale Surplus Claims

Earlier this month, House Bill 1383, which amends Florida's tax deed statutes, was passed in both houses of the Florida legislature and now awaits the Governor's signature. While the amendments generally provide more guidance…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Entrepreneur Minute: What Venture Capitalists Really Want to Know [Video]

Nick Smoot, Founder of Mountain Man Ventures and Innovation Collective, explains what venture capitalists look for from companies seeking investment capital. Baker Donelson's Entrepreneur Minute features attorneys,…more
 /  Business Organizations

OSHA on the OCS? Fifth Circuit Affirms Preemption of OSHA Regulations on OCS MODU

The 5th Circuit, in Thomas v. Hercules Offshore Services, L.L.C., concluded per curiam that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) safe workplace regulations had been preempted by the United States Coast…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Maritime Law

Second Circuit Sides with EEOC, Expands Title VII Protections to Sexual Orientation

Courts continue to differ on whether Title VII offers protection against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The most recent development came on February 26, 2018, when the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Get Ready for Audit? The OFCCP Issues 1,000 Audit Announcement Letters to Federal Contractors

Although the Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) under the Trump Administration may lean toward compliance over enforcement, it is clear that nothing has changed yet regarding the OFCCP's…more
 /  Government Contracting

Employers Get Ready: GDPR Implications in the Employment Law Arena

If you manage employees or regularly practice or advise in the area of employment law, you know one of the primary rules in the playbook: document, document, document. In the employment-law world, we regularly rely on data…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Anti-Money Laundering Trends in the Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry

Recent changes to anti-money laundering (AML) laws are likely to have a profound effect on the business of equipment leasing and finance. The new enhanced customer due diligence (CDD) rule promulgated by the U.S. Department of…more
 /  Finance & Banking

SEC & FINRA: Shared Regulatory Priorities for 2018

Each year, both the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issue guidance concerning their regulatory priorities for the coming year. This year, FINRA…more
 /  Securities Law

OIG February 2018 Work Plan Update

The OIG added three items to its Work Plan with the February 2018 update, as listed in the chart below. Two of the items concern annual reports, one addressing the performance of Medicaid Fraud Control Units and the other…more
 /  Health

New DOJ False Claims Act Guidance Delivers More Questions than Answers for Health Care Industry

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) kicked off the new year by issuing two internal memoranda that are directly relevant to actions brought under the False Claims Act. The January 2018 memoranda offer valuable insight into how…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health

Maryland General Assembly Considers Bill To Significantly Reduce The Percentage of Votes Needed To Amend a Condo Declaration

House Bill 179 filed in the Maryland General Assembly would reduce the percentage of votes required to amend a condominium declaration. Under current law, as provided in Section 11-103(c) of the Maryland Condominium Act, “80…more
 /  Real Estate - Residential

Closing Attorney Scams: Avoiding Fraudulent Wire Transfers

As we move into the busy spring real estate cycle, criminals are targeting real estate agents and closing attorneys with increasing frequency. The scam begins with what appears to be a legitimate email from a party involved in a…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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