Baker Donelson Expands Florida Presence

Memphis-based law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz is expanding its presence in Florida, with plans to open a Fort Lauderdale office in the coming weeks. Three attorneys and two paralegals will open the office, which initially will focus on mortgage litigation. The firm moved into the Florida market two years ago, after opening an Orlando office, the Nashville News Journal reports. Birmingham attorney Tim Lupinacci, chair of the firm's Financial Institutions Practice Group, will lead the Fort Lauderdale effort.