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Mike Baisley focuses his practice in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private securities offerings (Reg. D exempt offerings), formation of LLCs, corporations and partnerships, real estate financing and development, contracts and various other areas of business law.


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Practice areas


  1. LLC: 30%
    12 years
  2. M & A: 30%
    12 years
  3. Securities Offerings: 20%
    10 years
  4. Corporate: 20%
    12 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC

617 W. Main Street
Knoxville, TN, 37902


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Construction & Real Estate Global AwardsCorporate LiveWire2015
Best Lawyers: Business Oganizations (LLCs and Partnerships)Best Lawyers in America2015
Mid-South Rising Star: Business/CorporateSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top Attorney: Banking LawCityView Magazine2014
Top Attorney: Business LitigationCityView Magazine2014
Top Attorney: Business & Commercial LawCityView Magazine2014
Top Attorney: Corporate LawCityView Magazine2014
Top Attorney: Real Estate Finance & DevelopmentCityView Magazine2014
Mid-South Rising Star - Business/CorporateSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Top Attorney: BankingCityView Magazine2011
Top Attorney: ContractsCityView Magazine2011
Article of the Year: "Mechanics' & Materialmen's Liens"Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division2011
Top Attorney: Employment LawCityView Magazine2010
Top Attorney: Commercial LitigationCityView Magazine2009
Top Attorney: Construction LawCityView Magazine2009
Dean's Citation for Extraordinary ServiceUniversity of Tennessee College of Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC2009 - Present
AttorneyWoolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC2005 - 2009
Law ClerkHodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC2003 - 2004
Law ClerkEgerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Cedar Springs Presbyterian ChurchMember2005 - Present
Furman University Alumni AssociationMember2003 - Present
Kappa Alpha OrderMember1998 - Present
Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionBoard Member / District Rep.2009 - 2011
Knoxville Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2009 - 2010
Knoxville BarristersPresident2009 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Yellow Book Sales & Distribution v. Prestige Roofing, LLCGuarantors dismissed with prejudice
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2005
Furman UniversityPolitical Science & PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Transactional Practice 2014: KnoxvilleCorporate and LLC Formation Issues2014
Transactional Practice 2014: KnoxvilleTennessee Employment Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements2014
Tennessee Real Estate Law: Advanced IssuesReal Estate Practice in Tennessee2012
7th Annual Transactional Practice CLEFinancing Issues Associated With Business Transactions2011
7th Annual Transactional Practice CLEAcquisition Structure Overview2011
Ethics Bowl 2010Lawyer Ethics2010
EOK Monthly Membership MeetingChoice of Entity for Startup Businesses - Corporation, LLC or Partnership?2009