Jackie G. Prester - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Jackie G. Prester

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 901-577-8114

Jackie G. Prester, shareholder in the Memphis office, practices in the corporate and securities areas, with particular experience representing financial institutions, broker-dealers and investment advisers.

Corporate & Securities: Ms. Prester serves as securities counsel for public company clients.  Ms. Prester routinely advises companies raising capital through private placements of securities, as well as offerings registered with the SEC.  Ms. Prester advises corporate clients on strategic alternatives, negotiating mergers and acquisitions on behalf of clients.

Financial Institutions:  Ms. Prester represents numerous financial institutions, with extensive experience forming, converting, buying and selling banks. She regularly counsels clients on various bank regulatory issues, including compliance with newly enacted statutes and regulations and regulatory enforcement actions.  Ms. Prester worked as a national bank examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency from 1987-1993.

Broker-Dealers & Investment Advisers:  Ms. Prester represents numerous broker-dealers and investment advisers. She regularly counsels clients on compliance issues.

Rhodes CollegeBA 1987University of MemphisJ.D. 1996

Client Comments

"Of the attorneys we work with in the course of our business, Jackie Prester is as good as they come. She is accessible, responsive, and does not require our following up with her to get things completed. She not only has an excellent understanding of the law but of the regulatory environment, the protocols in working with regulators, the most effective way of accomplishing what is desired, and how to manage risk to have a strong business. She has used staff and attorneys with other expertise effectively to get us needed answers and has since we began working with her in 2003 provided excellent value for our legal expenditures. As I wrote to the chairman of her firm in December 2004, "I have already told Jackie that if she ever needs a reference, I would be glad to provide one which would make her mother beam with pride." Six years later, those words are just as true."

-Marcia Williams
Independence Trust Company

"Jackie Prester provides legal guidance to the bank in the areas of Banking and Finance Law and Securities Regulation. She consistently provides an excellent level of service that exhibits her understanding and expertise in the subject matter, while working well within the client's time constraints. Ms. Prester maintains a level of professionalism that is admirable, and she is held in high esteem by her clients. She works to assist the client in practical application of legal concepts in order to enhance their safe and sound practices. She is prompt in making her client aware of the numerous requirements and/or frequent changes in Securities Regulation. This type of communication is critical for the client in their efforts to ensure accurate reporting. "

"Jackie is exceptionally efficient, reflecting not only her technical expertise, but also her ability to identify and focus on the central issues in a matter. She can quickly cut through the noise to help us address the issues that matter. She has excellent judgment and confidence which aides in useful advice."

Office Location

First Tennessee Building, Suite 2000
165 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Securities / Capital Markets Law of the Memphis Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Memphis Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Financial Services Regulation Law of the Memphis Metro Area
Jackie G. Prester has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Jackie G. Prester has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Jackie G. Prester has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law

Other Information

Gender: Female