Baker Donelson’s Buckberg Named Leader Of Firm's Commercial Transactions And Business Counseling Group

NEW ORLEANS – Baker Donelson’s Joel Buckberg has been named the first practice group leader of Baker Donelson's newly formed Commercial Transactions and Business Counseling Practice Group.

         "This group was formed to meet the needs of business clients and potential business clients for legal services in specialty practice areas, and to assist with counseling on their commercial activity,” Buckberg, who leads more than 90 attorneys across the Firm's 20 offices, said. “Our practice group serves clients in planning and pursuing their business interests in global trade and international business, gaming, hospitality, franchising, travel industry, aviation and medical office facility ownership and management, as well as serving as general counsel to businesses without in-house lawyers. I look forward to working with these highly regarded practitioners as they continue to successfully serve our clients.”

         Buckberg is a shareholder in the Firm's Nashville office, where he counsels clients on business transactions and operations, particularly in hospitality, franchising and distribution, including strategic planning, development, disclosure, equity and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, system policy and practice development, regulatory compliance and commercial contracts. Prior to joining Baker Donelson, he was executive vice president and deputy general counsel of Cendant Corporation.

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