My firm, Ober Kaler, will be combining with the well-respected national law firm Baker Donelson. The Baker Donelson firm presently has more than 700 attorneys and public policy advisors representing more than 30 practice areas across 21 offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, D.C. This combination will bring together two strong firms with national reputations for exceptional client service. It is anticipated that this combination will be effective January 1, 2017. The combined firm, which will maintain the name of Baker Donelson, will rank among the 50 largest law firms in the country, with more than 800 attorneys and advisors across 25 offices in nine states as well as Washington, D.C. I am looking forward to continuing my construction, litigation and real estate practice as part of this dynamic merger.