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Suzie Baker practices in the area of business, with a focus on commercial finance, commercial real estate, mergers and acquisitions, general business, and corporate and securities matters. She represents real estate developers in purchases, sales, financing, and development transactions. Ms. Baker's commercial finance practice includes complex loans for businesses, including fixed asset loans, bond issues, securitized loans, revolving credit facilities and equipment lease financing. She handles a wide variety of corporate transactions, such as asset and stock purchases and sales of corporate divisions, apartments, hotels, convenience stores, medical facilities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, home health agencies, poultry processors, manufacturers, service companies, retail businesses and more. She also negotiates contracts and leases of all types, including software and hardware, national vendors and suppliers, management and employment. In addition, Ms. Baker handles matters regarding troubled loans and investment ventures.

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Suzie Baker practices in the area of business, with a focus on commercial finance, commercial real estate, mergers and acquisitions, general business, and corporate and securities matters. She represents real estate developers in purchases, sales, financing, and development transactions. Ms. Baker's commercial finance practice includes complex loans for businesses, including fixed asset loans, bond issues, securitized loans, revolving credit facilities and equipment lease financing. She handles a wide variety of corporate transactions, such as asset and stock purchases and sales of corporate divisions, apartments, hotels, convenience stores, medical facilities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, home health agencies, poultry processors, manufacturers, service companies, retail businesses and more. She also negotiates contracts and leases of all types, including software and hardware, national vendors and suppliers, management and employment. In addition, Ms. Baker handles matters regarding troubled loans and investment ventures.

Prior to returning to private practice, Ms. Baker served as general counsel to a division of a publicly traded Fortune 500 company.

Memberships & Affiliations

Professional

  • The Mississippi Bar, Business Law and Real Estate Sections
  • American Bar Association, Business Law and Real Property & Probate and Trust Law Sections
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Tri-County Real Estate Attorneys' Association
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • National Business Aviation Association
  • North Jackson Rotary Club
  • Mississippi Women Lawyers Association - President (1985-1986)
  • Mississippi Secretary of State Securities, Law Advisory Group (2008-2009)

Civic

  • Junior League of Memphis - Sustaining Member
  • Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi - Board Member
  • Chi Omega Fraternity

Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Real Estate Law, The Best Lawyers in America (2020)
  • Leadership in Law Class, Mississippi Business Journal (2017)

Education

  • New York University School of Law
    LL.M., in Corporate Law, 1981
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    J.D., 1980; Phi Delta Phi
  • Millsaps College
    B.A., 1977

Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi

Professional

  • The Mississippi Bar, Business Law and Real Estate Sections
  • American Bar Association, Business Law and Real Property & Probate and Trust Law Sections
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Tri-County Real Estate Attorneys' Association
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • National Business Aviation Association
  • North Jackson Rotary Club
  • Mississippi Women Lawyers Association - President (1985-1986)
  • Mississippi Secretary of State Securities, Law Advisory Group (2008-2009)

Civic

  • Junior League of Memphis - Sustaining Member
  • Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi - Board Member
  • Chi Omega Fraternity
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Real Estate Law, The Best Lawyers in America (2020)
  • Leadership in Law Class, Mississippi Business Journal (2017)