IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz

Founded in 1888 in Tennessee, the firm Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz is a large firm with more than 700 lawyers across 21 offices in the Unites States. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Baker Donelson is among the top local firms in real estate and corporate finance. 

The real estate team advises developments, financings, single asset and portfolio sales and acquisition across retail, industrial and distribution, wireless and telecommunications. 

In the corporate and finance space, the team represented companies in IPOs and private placements of both debt and equity securities. In one standout deal, the team served as lead counsel for Community Healthcare Trust on $750 million universal shelf stock offering.

Bass Berry & Sims

A standout real estate firm, Bass Berry & Sims was founded in 1922 and it has offices in Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis and Washington DC. The real estate team generally assists developers, public and private owners, operators, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, lenders and real estate investment trusts.  

Over the research period, the group also led a number of significant deals from outside of the real estate sector, including in the representation of Genesco on its sale of Lids Sport Group to FanzzLids. Another interesting transaction saw the firm represent Strategic Storage Growth Trust on its merger with Strategic Storage Trust for $350 million.