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David G. Baker

Dave Baker is Of Counsel with the Bricker & Eckler's Real Estate group. He practices in the areas of real estate development and leasing, construction and permanent mortgage lending, and title insurance, with an emphasis in handling all aspects of real estate acquisitions, development and financing for major corporations, health care providers, investors and developers, including sale/leaseback and ground lease/leasehold transactions. He has considerable experience representing insurance companies, financial institutions, real estate investment trusts and other lenders in construction loans, development loans, permanent loans and troubled loan workouts, and representing major corporations in connection with their site selection, relocation and development efforts and economic incentives in Ohio.

Dave's experience, attention to meaningful detail, problem solving skills, common sense, resourcefulness, and work ethic give him the performance edge that clients recognize as ...

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Professional & Community Activities

  • Former member, past chairman, Downtown Council of Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Created and raised contributions for student loan fund at Wittenberg University (John C. Lobach Memorial Fund)
  • Member, President's Club of The Ohio State University, and Heritage Society of Wittenberg University

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Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Member, American, Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations and Real Property Committees of each
  • Chairman of Columbus Bar Association Real Property Committee, 1987 to 1989
  • Member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Real Property Section Council, 1992 to 1998, and 1999 to 2010

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Awards & Recognition

  • Listed in Ohio Super Lawyers (real estate law), 2004-2015, and selected in top 100 Ohio lawyers (all fields of law) for 2009
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (real estate law) 1989-2015, and selected 2009 Lawyer of the Year in Central Ohio (real estate)
  • Recognized by ChambersUSA in Real Estate Law with a Band 1 ranking, 2010-2014; Band 2 ranking 2008-2009

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  • University of Michigan (J.D., 1972)
  • Wittenberg University (B.S., 1969); Member, Blue Key Men's Honorary and Tau Pi Phi Economics Honorary