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John Baxter serves as Chair of the Firm's Commercial and Real Estate Lending Practice. His practice focuses 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. Mr. Baxter previously served for several years on the Firm's five-member Executive Committee.

Professional Associations

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

Awards & Recognitions

  • Indiana Super Lawyers, 2009-2023
  • Best Lawyers In America©, Real Estate Law, 2008-2024
  • 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)


Financial Services

The CARES Act: Flexibility for Lenders

March 26, 2020

Secured Lender

The CARES Act: Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy

March 26, 2020

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