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Jeffrey Lawson Baxter

Jeffrey Lawson Baxter

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Litigation, Business, Government, Estate Planning

About Me

Mr. Baxter is a native South Floridian. He attended Gulliver Preparatory (1984) and the University of Rochester (1988) where he graduated with a BA in Economics and a minor in Finance. He obtained both a JD/MBA at the University of Miami in 1994.  Following law school, Mr. Baxter handled all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions as an attorney for Barnett Bank of South Florida, N.A.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Real Estate: 35%
    21 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 25%
    21 years, 75 cases
  3. Business: 20%
    21 years, 1.1 thousand cases
  4. Government: 15%
    21 years, 200 cases
  5. Estate Planning: 5%
    21 years, 75 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-400/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Ronald Albert Marini

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Jeffrey L. Baxter for several years now and over those years I have referred numerous real-estate related transactions from purchases/dispositions to property tax appeals. In addition he has co-counseled on many technical documentary stamp tax questions and have provided excellent advice on structuring legal entities to acquire commercial real estate in Florida. My clients gave him (and his staff) very high marks and I would not hesitate to refer additional clients to his practice. If you or your client is looking for assistance with real estate related matters in Florida, I would not hesitate to call his office and engage his services.

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    Ronald Marini Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I have known Jeffrey as both a friend and fellow attorney for over thirty years. At one time we worked at the same law firm together where Jeffrey was a skilled attormey representing real estate developers and lenders. Since that period I have served as a trustee for Jeffrey on various insurance trust and lending matters. He has always practiced law with a high level of skill and professionalism.

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    Michael Kaminer
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 201005/24/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199405/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Superb RatingAVVO2010
AV Rating for Law FirmMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Growth Strategies: Hot LeadsSouth Florida Business Journal2009
The Real DealMiami Today2009
Superb RatingAVVO2009
AV Rating Rating for FirmMartindale-Hubbell2007
Book Award - Corporate FinanceUniversity of Rochester1988
Book Award - CISUniversity of Rochester1988

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
General CounselProperty Tax Appeals, LLC2009 - Present
Founding and Managing PartnerBaxter & Touby, LLP2001 - Present
AttorneyAkerman Senterfitt1999 - 2001
AssociateDuval & Stachenfeld, LLP1998 - 1999
AssociateEnglish, McCaughan & O'Bryan, P.A.1996 - 1998
Closing AttorneyBarnett Bank of South Florida, N.A.1994 - 1996
Vice PresidentThomas D. Wood & Company1989 - 1991

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
District of Columbia Bar Association, Taxation Section, Estate Planning CommitteeMember2010 - Present
District of Columbia Bar, Real Estate, Housing and Land Use SectionMember2010 - Present
Miami-Dade County Bar Association - Real Estate CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Miami-Dade County Bar Association - Business LawMember2010 - Present
Coral Gables Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Florida Department of Business RegulationReal Estate Salesmen2009 - Present
Environmental and Land Use Law Committee - Miami-Dade CountyMember2007 - Present
Florida Land Title AssociationMember2004 - Present
Attorney Mortgage ServicesAgent2004 - 2008
Attorneys Title Insurance Fund, Inc.Agent2002 - Present
Chicago Title Insurance CompanyApproved Attorney2002 - Present
Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMember2002 - Present
Miami-Dade County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Florida BarMember1994 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Quail Hunter TrailVacant Land Acquisition
Real Estate LoanReal Estate Loan
ILIT TrusteeN/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Title ReportProperty Tax Appeals2009
Florida Bar NewsOn the Move2009
South Florida Business JournalHot Leads2009
The Miami LakerBaxter forms Law Firm and Title Company in Miami Lakes2002
South Florida Business JournalCoral Gables RelocationN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA1994
University of RochesterBachelor of ArtsEconomics1988
Gulliver Preparatory High SchoolN/AN/A1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Property Tax QuestionsProperty Tax Valuations (South Florida)2010
Short SalesDoc Stamps and Short Sales2009
Real Property Tax SymposiumProperty Taxes in Florida2009
CybersquattingIntellectual Property Questions2009
Corporate ComplianceFERC Compliance2009
Commercial Property TaxesCommercial Property Tax Appeals2008
Business Networking Institute (BNI)Florida Homestead2008
Estate Planning ConferenceIrrvocable Life Insurance Trust2007
Estate Planning ConferenceIrrevocable Life Insurance Trust2006
Estate Planning ConferenceMedicaid Planning2005
Commercial Real Estate Issues1031 Exchanges2005
Medicaid PlanningQualifying for Medicaid2004
1031 Exchanges1031 Exchanges2004
Medicaid Planning SeminarQualifying for Medicaid2003
Estate Planning SeminarMedicaid Annuities2002
SecuritizationsArticle 9 of UCC - Secuirty Interests1996
Commercial Loan DocumentationCommercial Loan Documents1994