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Tonya M. Grindon

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell Berkowitz PC

Nashville, TN, USA


Tonya Mitchem Grindon is Chair of the Securities/Corporate Governance Group and a shareholder of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, P.C. in Nashville with offices in ten cities.  She was selected as shareholder a year ahead of schedule, the only woman in her 560+ attorney law firm to have that distinction. Ms. Grindon concentrates her practice in securities, investment management, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and international business transactions. 

Mr. Grindon was recently recognized as one of Law360's Top 10 Corporate Finance Attorneys in the United States under 40 to watch, one of Nashville's Women of Influence and a Top Forty Under Forty by the Nashville Business Journal.  Ms. Grindon was the recipient of the Nashville Emerging Leaders Award for legal services by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce in 2009, is listed in Super-Lawyers Mid-South Rising Stars and named to Best Lawyers in America® since 2007.  She is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Washington, D.C. Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association and American Bar Association (Business Law Section).  She was the recipient of the Baltimore Bar Association Pro Bono Attorney Award and the Baker Donelson Nashville Pro Bono Attorney Award.  Ms. Grindon is also past secretary of the Nashville Bar Association (NBA) and a past president of the Young Lawyers Division of the NBA.  She is the current President of the NBA Pro Bono Program and has served on the Board of Directors since 2004. Ms. Grindon is a Past President of the Nashville Humane Association (having served two terms) and has served on the Board of Directors since 2001. 

Ms. Grindon graduated from Vanderbilt University, cum laude, and from both George Washington University Law School, with honors, and George Washington University Graduate School with an M.A. in International Affairs. She is admitted to practice law in Washington, D.C., Tennessee and Maryland. 
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