Scottsdale-Phoenix real estate attorney Dave Baker
is a Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law with experience in real estate development, sales and
purchases, contract negotiation and commercial leases
Certified Real Estate Specialist
David R. Baker has been involved in many
prominent Phoenix-area projects, representing developers, buyers and sellers in residential and commercial projects in Arizona, including master-planned
communities, complex land exchanges, residential and commercial subdivisions,
multi-family projects, golf courses, hotels and retail developments, and the development and financing of
high-rise condominiums and retail centers.
Examples of Dave Baker's experience in Arizona real
estate development and transactions include the following:
On behalf of the
developer of a major downtown Phoenix hi-rise condominium project, Dave
Baker negotiated and documented the financing, formed the homeowner
association and created the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and
Restrictions (CC&Rs). His involvement in that project is representative of
his work in numerous other Valley projects.
In representing the developer of a major
master-planned golf community in the East Valley, he performed due diligence, created easements,
assisted with entitlements, and resolved numerous title issues.
For a master-planned community in Heber,
Arizona, Dave Baker assisted with drainage plan amendments,
CC&Rs and complex contractual documents.
He represented developers in the Casa
Grande/Eloy area, drafting all contracts and assisting in all land
acquisition and planning work for their projects.
Dave Baker is a
six-time Super Lawyers® selectee, an Arizona's Finest Lawyers selectee and a Certified Specialist
in Real Estate Law (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization). He has over 30 years
of experience in complex real estate and commercial transactions and related
Real Estate Litigation
Tax Lien Foreclosure
Property Tax Appeals
Business Law: Contracts and Entity Formation
Don’t Get Burned by the Boilerplate, Real Estate Advisor, September 2015
Relocation Provisions in Commercial Leases, Real Estate Advisor, December 2014
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
Beneficiary Deeds: A Superior Alternative to Joint Tenancy?, Real Estate Advisor, January 2013
The Short Side of Short Sales, Real Estate Advisor, October 2011