Jeffrey S. Greenberg
Baker Donelson has appointed Jeffrey S. Greenberg to serve as Pro Bono Committee Office Chair for the Firm's Baltimore office.
As the Baltimore Pro Bono Committee Office Chair, Mr. Greenberg will work to identify and address local pro bono needs while coordinating with Baker Donelson Pro Bono Shareholder Samuel T. Bowman for global pro bono initiatives.
"Meeting the specific needs for pro bono services in each of our local markets is a key element in ensuring Baker Donelson is addressing broader needs across our geographic footprint," said Mr. Bowman. "Jeff is among the many talented and committed people we have at Baker Donelson who are enthusiastic about strengthening our communities by providing vital legal services to the underserved. Because of the leadership that Jeff and our other office chairs bring, I believe our Pro Bono Committee is second to none, and I look forward to working with them in our ongoing efforts to offer pro bono services to those who need it most."
Mr. Greenberg is an associate in Baker Donelson's Baltimore office, where he focuses his practice on the representation of financial institutions and other lender clients in financing and restructuring matters. He serves on the board of the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, the pro bono arm of the Maryland State Bar Association. In 2019, he received an Appreciation Award from Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts for his service to that organization. A lifelong resident of the Baltimore area and graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, Mr. Greenberg served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Clayton Greene Jr., Court of Appeals of Maryland, before joining the Firm.
Through its commitment to pro bono representation, Baker Donelson provides legal services to groups and individuals whose resources are limited. For decades, the Firm's attorneys have provided a variety of counsel to many underserved populations that have had no options for legal representation. Baker Donelson's efforts include work on a wide range of matters, such as advocating for the homeless and organizations that serve the homeless, providing corporate legal services to non-profit organizations, collaborating with our clients to address particular community needs, and much more. The Firm has been instrumental in efforts such as expanding the Homeless Experience Legal Protection (HELP) program across the Southeast; creating courts dedicated to handling minor legal matters common among the homeless; assisting persons of limited means with obtaining driver's licenses, an essential need in helping these individuals reintegrate into society; and spearheading and organizing volunteer lawyer programs across Baker Donelson's footprint.
Baker Donelson has led the way in the legal industry by being one of the first law firms in the Southeast to create a Pro Bono Committee and designate a Pro Bono Shareholder. To further its commitment to pro bono, Baker Donelson also designates Pro Bono Committee Office Chairs in most of its 21 offices. These chairs are best suited to address local needs while coordinating with the Firm's Pro Bono Shareholder for global pro bono initiatives. This structure ensures Baker Donelson is well-suited to further its goal of addressing broad spectrum needs across the Firm's footprint and beyond.