Baker's Profile

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.

Baker's Experience

  • 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

Baker's Accolades

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Real Estate Law (2021-present)

Baker's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

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


State Bar: Alabama

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
    • (2013, J.D./M.B.A.)
  • Auburn University
    • (2010, B.S.)

Monday, January 3, 2022

Maynard Cooper & Gale Elevates Ten Attorneys to Shareholder

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 3, 2022) — Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce the promotion of ten attorneys to shareholder, effective January 1, 2022. The Firm’s new shareholders include Alina Arbuthnot, Caroleene Dobson, Baker Findley, Charles Fleischmann, Mitchell Greggs, Josh Hess, Brandt Hill, Brannon Parker, Rich Pugh, and...

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

179 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 179 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 17 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 48 of the Firm’s younger attorneys...

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

168 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers© in America 2021

Birmingham, AL. (August 20, 2020) Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 168 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting attorneys with significant achievements in their areas of practice. With 76 practice areas listed...

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