Baker Donelson’s Tax Chair Steps Down

Chattanooga lawyer Carl E. Hartley has stepped down as head of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz’s Tax Department after serving in the position for 10 years, the firm announced today. He has been succeeded by Alton E. Bayard III, a shareholder in the firm’s Baton Rouge office. Hartley, also a shareholder, will continue to focus on federal, state and local taxation, as well as corporate law and non-profit organization matters. A 1973 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, Hartley also previously served as chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Tax Section.