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David R. Baker

Lang Baker & Klain, PLC
8767 E. Via de Commercio, Suite 102
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
480-947-1911

Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers
Arizona's Finest Lawyers
North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce

David R. Baker

Arizona real estate lawyer Dave Baker has been involved in many prominent Phoenix-area projects, with services ranging from negotiating leases and drafting commercial documents to litigating real estate-related disputes. He has also represented several Arizona title companies in complex title, easement and transactional disputes and has served as an expert witness in disputes related to title insurance, escrow processes and trustee sales. Dave Baker has been a Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law since 1992, is a six-time Super Lawyers® selectee, and is listed in Arizona's Finest Lawyers.

Practice Areas

Real Estate Transactions

Real Estate Litigation

Real Estate Mediation

Commercial Litigation

Business Law

Certification

Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization

Honor and Awards

Super Lawyers® (2008-2014): Real Estate Law

Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2010-present

Representative Real Estate Projects

On behalf of the developer of a major downtown Phoenix hi-rise condominium project, negotiated and documented the financing, formed the homeowner association and created the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs)

In representing the developer of a major master-planned golf community in the East Valley, performed due diligence, created easements, assisted with entitlements, and resolved numerous title issues

For a master-planned community in Heber, Arizona, assisted with drainage plan amendments, CC&Rs and complex contractual documents

Represented developers in the Casa Grande/Eloy area, drafting all contracts and assisting in all land acquisition and planning work for their projects

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona: Real Property Section, Law Practice Management Section

Maricopa County Bar Association: Real Property Section

Recent Articles

Commercial Lease Expenses: Be Careful of the CAMs, Real Estate Advisor, April 2014

Beware of Total Costs in a Commercial Lease, Real Estate Advisor, January 2014

The Short Side of Short Sales, Real Estate Advisor, October 2011

Education

J.D., Arizona State University, 1982

B.S., Arizona State University, 1979

Court Admissions

All Arizona Courts

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

U.S. Tax Court

Community Memberships

Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce

Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce

Tempe Chamber of Commerce

Birthplace

Miami, Florida