Ben C. Adams has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Firm since October 2003. As an attorney, Mr. Adams helps his clients with estate planning and corporate law matters, with extensive experience drafting wills and trusts, working with families and closely held entities and implementing sophisticated planning techniques. In the corporate area, Mr. Adams has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate, partnership and limited liability company formations, shareholder agreements and business contracts.
Mr. Adams' care for his clients extends to his involvement in the Memphis community. He devotes significant time to the betterment of the city, acting as Vice Chairman of Memphis Tomorrow, an association of CEOs of Memphis' largest enterprises who collaborate with government and civic leaders to foster economic prosperity throughout the community. Mr. Adams also serves as chair of the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission and immediate past chair of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, among other civic positions.
While Mr. Adams is always proud of the Firm's recognitions in the legal arena, it's our four-time national recognition as a FORTUNE 100 Best Company to Work For, as well as the numerous top company honors in each of our states, that make him particularly proud to lead Baker Donelson. Mr. Adams is honored to be a part of a firm with a recognized dedication to pro bono and community service. This "culture of caring" sets Baker Donelson apart.