Managing Director & General Counsel
Since joining the firm in 1998, Mr. Baker has been an integral part of the investment team and has been involved in all aspects of Calera Capital's business. He has been practicing law for over 25 years and actively participates in all acquisitions and dispositions of portfolio companies. Mr. Baker also assists in overseeing and monitoring Calera's portfolio companies and is involved with respect to the firm's fund level matters, including fund formation, operations, and compliance. Prior to joining Calera Capital, Mr. Baker was a partner with the international law firm of O'Melveny & Myers. At O'Melveny, he counseled clients in mergers and acquisitions transactions, security offerings, general corporate matters, and securities filings and issues. Mr. Baker has represented buyers and sellers in numerous private and public mergers and acquisitions transactions. He also has represented investors and issuers in private placements of securities and underwriters and issuers in public securities offerings. Mr. Baker has experience in bank financings, bond financings, and other corporate financing activities. He also has experience in litigation matters, franchise law, and compensation, employment, and labor related issues. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Baker was a member of the tax department of Arthur Andersen & Co. At Arthur Andersen, he was involved in tax research, planning, and compliance matters and accounting and audit related issues. Mr. Baker is a licensed attorney and a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Baker received a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and a B.A. cum laude in Economics and Accounting from Claremont McKenna College.