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John Baxter practices in the areas of real estate finance and development. Mr. Baxter represents construction and permanent real estate lenders, commercial real estate developers, and developers of multi-family and single-family residential projects. He is active in Firm management, serving on the firm's five-member Executive Committee.

Professional Associations

  • Member, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Member, Indiana Bar Association 

Awards & Recognitions

  • Indiana Super Lawyers, 2009-2022
  • Best Lawyers In America©, Real Estate Law, 2008-2023
  • Chambers USA: Leader in the Field of Real Estate-Indiana


  • Legal Lean Sigma® White Belt


  • J.D., cum laude, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1997
    • Indiana Law Review, Associate Editor, 1997
  • B.A. in Political Science, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1994

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Indiana (1997)


Secured Lender

OCC Issues Final "True Lender" Rule

November 11, 2020

Health Care

ONC Extends Information Blocking Deadlines

November 3, 2020

Financial Services

The CARES Act: Flexibility for Lenders

March 26, 2020

Secured Lender

The CARES Act: Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy

March 26, 2020

Real Estate

The CARES Act: Issues for Real Estate

March 26, 2020

Thought Leadership

Upcoming INSPECT Compliance Dates

October 28, 2018

Thought Leadership

Lights, Camera, Sanction

October 25, 2018

Thought Leadership

Secured Lender Alert: LIBOR Replacement

February 7, 2018

Thought Leadership

Dismissal of Non-Intervened Qui Tam Lawsuits

February 1, 2018

Thought Leadership

HIPAA Security...Integrity Matters

February 1, 2018

Thought Leadership

CFPB Issues Final Payday and Installment Loan Rule

January 2, 2018

Thought Leadership

Fed's Main Street Lending Program Expanded

June 9, 2020

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