Baker is a Shareholder in the Firm’s Real Estate and Financial Services Practice Group. He represents developers, sponsors, and investors in the acquisition and development of real property, including mixed-use, retail, multifamily, other asset types, and in the formation of related joint ventures.

Baker’s commercial lending practice includes the representation of lenders and participants both in the southeast and nationally in a wide range of commercial financing transactions, including commercial real estate financing and asset-based lending.

Community & Professional

  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Leadership Class (2016), Advisory Board (2017)


  • Represents a merchant development company in the development, financing, and sale of retail assets throughout the country
  • Represents a value-add multifamily investment company in its purchase and sale of approximately 2000 units in seven states, agency financing, and equity partnerships
  • Represents a lender in construction financing related to the $80,000,000 renovation of 1,400-acre historic inn and golf resort
  • Represented a multifamily fund in sale of sale of its five property, $160,000,000 portfolio sale
  • Represented Fortune 100 technology company in data warehouse and build-to-suit leases
  • Represents self-storage company in acquisition of stabilized properties and developments
  • Represented an investment and property management company in approximately ninety purchases or sales of stabilized multifamily properties
  • Represented a lender in the financing of a coastal resort and entertainment facility
  • Represented an operator of a youth academy in sale of its 40,000 square foot facility and subsequent lease within a shopping center
  • Represented multifamily developers in entity formation, capitalization, construction financing, and subsequent permanent financing of Class A and mixed use project



  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law (2024)
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Real Estate Law (2021- 2023)



  • State Bar: Alabama
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