The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC has merged with the law firm of Spain Chambers, based in Houston. The move, a part of the firm’s strategic growth, marks Baker Donelson’s entry into the state of Texas.
The merger brings the Firm’s total number of attorneys and advisors to over 620, in 17 offices in six states and Washington, D.C. The firm will continue under the name of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC.
Ben C. Adams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Baker Donelson was quoted as saying in a press release at the firm’s website: “For both Baker Donelson and Spain Chambers, the driving force behind this merger is our commitment to serving our clients. Expanding into the Texas market enhances Baker Donelson’s ability to serve the needs of existing clients who have substantial interests in Houston and throughout Texas. And with our already established presence in Louisiana, Texas was a logical market for growth, given its economic vitality, geographic proximity and economic connection with Louisiana. The timing and decision to move into Texas now just made sense for us, and with their strong reputation and solid experience, Spain Chambers is a great fit for our clients’ needs.”
Bradley E. Chambers of Spain Chambers was quoted as saying: “Merging with a firm with the national reputation of Baker Donelson offers our clients an expanded platform with international reach while receiving outstanding professional service. In addition to the vast resources and state-of-the-art technologies that Baker Donelson brings, we felt the firm’s culture of commitment to clients, employees and community presents an excellent fit for us, as well.”
Spain Chambers, a full-service law firm, represents businesses throughout Texas, including Fortune 500 clients as well as entrepreneurs, privately-held companies and multinational corporations. The firm serves clients across a broad range of industries, including energy and oil field services, manufacturing, engineering, real estate, construction, health care and information. In addition, its practice areas include litigation in a wide variety of industries and specializations, and corporate and real estate transactions, and tax and estate planning.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz had its beginnings as the firm of Baker, Worthington, Crossley & Stansberry, which was founded in 1888. As the 73rd largest law firm in the U.S., Baker Donelson gives clients access to a team of over 600 attorneys and public policy advisors representing over thirty practice areas. All are connected across 17 offices to serve virtually any legal and policy need.
The firm has received numerous accolades and recognition over the years. These include being ranked by FORTUNE as not only one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2010 and 2011, but as one of the top ten public policy firms in Washington, D.C. , and being ranked in the “Top 100 U.S. Law Firms For Diversity” by Multicultural Law magazine every year since 2005.