(ROSELAND, NJ – March 12, 2020) – A.Y. Strauss, a leading boutique law firm focused on commercial transactions and litigation in the areas of real estate, construction contracting, bankruptcy, and franchising law, is pleased to announce that Robert L. Baker, Jr. has joined the firm’s Real Estate group. Baker was previously a partner in the Princeton, NJ office of Hill Wallack LLP where he was a member of the Real Estate, Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy and Corporate Law practice groups.
Aaron Y. Strauss, managing partner of A.Y. Strauss, said, “Our real estate group has helped close billions of dollars in transaction volume for discerning sponsors, lenders and investors. Rob’s intellect, creativity, and rapport with clients make him a terrific fit for this practice. He has handled countless transactional matters over the course of his career. He understands the ever-changing real estate market, and consistently places clients’ needs and goals at the center of everything he delivers. We are delighted to welcome Rob to the firm.”
Baker added, “Aaron has built a firm with a unique, entrepreneurial energy, an accomplished and nationally recognized real estate practice, and he has a laser focus on solid client relationships. The firm’s real estate practice exemplifies the importance of the partnership between an attorney and a client, and I look forward to the continued representation of real estate developers, investors and lenders. Like the rest of the team, I never lose sight of what is at stake for clients, and I strive to always provide clear and actionable advice.”
Baker’s practice focuses on the purchase, sale, financing, leasing, and development of commercial property. He represents businesses, mortgage investors and servicers, and private equity firms with diversified real estate and loan portfolio holdings. He also represents numerous landlords and tenants in connection with negotiating retail and office leases.
Baker is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York. He earned his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, and his B.A. from Fairfield University. Baker is a New Jersey Certified Foreclosure Mediator and has served as an instructor for numerous continuing education courses for attorneys and real estate professionals. He is the former Chair of the Real Estate Section of the Mercer County Bar Association.