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Mark A. Baker

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Main: (678) 999-3944

1804 Old Fort Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

McMichael Taylor Gray, LLC
5555 Glenridge Connector, Suite 200
Atlanta, Georgia 30342
Office: (404) 474-7149

A lawyer for over 30 years, Mark's extensive legal background representing large corporate entities and artists both established and emerging, as well as his work as a gigging musician, make him equally comfortable navigating the halls of Corporate America and the mustiest of music halls. Licensed to practice law in all the federal and state courts of Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Alabama, as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Mark is an alumnus of the University of Alabama (B.A.) and Cumberland School of Law (J.D.), and served two years as judicial law clerk to a federal judge. In addition to representing artists, Mark has represented many of the country's largest financial institutions, most recently as a partner at Johnson & Freedman, LLC, a mid-size firm serving clients in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2016, he married a professor of art at Florida State University and moved to Tallahassee, where he continues to represent clients nationwide (in matters of federal law, such as trademark and copyright) within his principal practice areas.


J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 1982

B.A., University of Alabama, English Lit., 1979

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Admitted before all state and federal courts of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of Georgia, 1985 present
Member, Entertainment & Sports Law Section

Alabama State Bar, 1982 – present
Member, Intellectual Property Section

North Carolina State Bar, 2004 – present

Tennessee State Bar, 2007 – present
Member, Entertainment & Sports Law Section

Atlanta Bar Association, 1985 - present
Member, Entertainment Section

  • Managing Partner, Bankruptcy Department, Johnson & Freedman, L.L.C., Atlanta,
  • GA, 2002 – 2013
  • Owner, Mark A. Baker, P.C., Attorney at Law, Atlanta, GA, 1993 2002
  • Associate Attorney, Manager, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Departments, Law Offices
  • of Mark Weber, P.C., Atlanta, GA, 1991 – 1993
  • Associate Attorney, Gingold, Kaufman & Chaiken, Atlanta, GA, 1987 – 1991
  • Associate Attorney, Schwall, Ruff & Goodman, Atlanta, GA, 1985 – 1987
  • Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable L. Chandler Watson, Jr., U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for
  • the Northern District of Alabama (Dec.), 1983 1985
  • Staff Attorney, Legal Services Corporation of Alabama, Anniston, AL, 1982 1983
Law‑Related Speaking and Publications
  • Article, “Avoiding Traps That Snag the Unwary,” Servicing Management Magazine, August 2003
    [tips for successfully completing a non-judicial foreclosure under North Carolina law]
  • Lecturer, National Business Institute, “Money Matters: Keys to Advising Clients During
    Foreclosure and Repossession Actions in Georgia”
  • Lecturer, Emory Law Student Sports and Entertainment Law Section,
    Opportunities for the Sole Practitioner in Entertainment Law
  • Lecturer, Copyright for Artists, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Panel Participant, Music & the Law, Emory Law School
  • Lecturer, Debtor‑Creditor Law, Continuing Legal Education
    Georgia State University, College of Law
  • Lecturer, Careers in Entertainment Law, Emory Law School
  • Lecturer, WGUN‑AM Radio, CBS Affiliate, Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy practice
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