Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Private Wealth Law Department

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Baker Donelson is a highly respected regional firm with offices across the Southeastern US. "With size comes resources and opportunity to collaborate across teams, and Baker does a good job of that, and of dealing with client needs across a number of connected issues," observes an interviewee.

The team in Maryland regularly advises on trust and estate planning, business succession matters and tax issues.

Notable practitioners

John Edgar is a notable trust and estate practitioner who advises wealthy clients on administration matters and business succession plans. "He is probably one of the most sophisticated practitioners in the state," says one source, adding: "He has a real depth of experience, particularly with regard to trust companies. He's a heavy thinker."

Matthew Mace advises high net worth individuals and families on estate planning matters and has expertise in employee benefits. He is described as "a deeply solid and respectable lawyer" by an interviewee, who also says that he is "very capable indeed."