Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, a law firm based in Memphis, has announced the creation of a Subprime Mortgage Task Force, a multidisciplinary practice group of attorneys from across Baker Donelson's five-state footprint in the Southeast and Washington, D.C.Linda S. Finley, a shareholder in the Atlanta office, and Hank Arnold, a shareholder in the New Orleans office, are leading the firm-wide effort. "We've assembled a team of attorneys who can assist clients with the wide spectrum of matters [relating to the subprime mortgage crisis], whether involving complex litigation defense in class-action suits, providing advice on regulatory compliance, or tracking and advancing financial institution client interests before local, state, and federal legislative bodies," said Ben Adams, Baker Donelson's chairman and chief executive officer. The firm said task force members are experienced in areas such as representing lenders, servicers, and investors in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts; default representation; quality control/quality assurance review of suspect loans; loss mitigation; state and federal regulatory compliance; and capital market activities. The firm can be found online at http://www.bakerdonelson.com.

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