(Nashville, TN / January 8, 2014) Andrea Barach has joined Baker Donelson as a shareholder and a member of the Firm's Business Department.

 Previously with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Ms. Barach joins Baker Donelson's Nashville office and represents clients in a range of business transactions including acquisitions, dispositions and financings across several industries including health care, long term care, real estate development and finance. A major component of her practice has been the representation of long term care providers in their efforts to obtain financing with very favorable economic terms under FHA insured loan programs. Ms. Barach has also represented clients in tax exempt bond transactions and other types of financing. She has extensive experience in the acquisition and disposition of facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, behavioral health facilities, and entire companies, many of which are in the health care industry.

"Andrea is a highly respected and experienced corporate attorney and we are pleased to welcome her to Baker Donelson," said Scott D. Carey, managing shareholder of the Firm's Nashville office. "We are confident that her arrival, along with our recent tax and real estate additions, will enhance our business department and greatly benefit our clients."

Ms. Barach added, "I look forward to building my FHA health care finance practice with the established team of professionals at Baker Donelson and to assisting in the continued growth of a national practice."

A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Ms. Barach has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2005 and is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations.

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