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LeeAnn M. Baker

Of Counsel / Boston


LeeAnn Baker is of counsel in Nutter’s Real Estate Department. Corporations, developers, lenders, nonprofit organizations, and governmental entities rely on her expertise in a wide range of commercial real estate matters, including leasing, financing, land use, and development.  

LeeAnn’s practice includes representing landlords and tenants in all aspects of leasing, including negotiating and drafting leases for office, retail, laboratory, medical, manufacturing, restaurant, and warehouse spaces.

Additionally, she advises her clients in connection with dispositions and acquisitions of property for the conveyance of commercial properties, industrial buildings, retail sites, and affordable housing projects. Lenders and borrowers turn to LeeAnn for legal advice on a broad range of commercial transactions, including construction and acquisition loans, syndicated financings, and multistate portfolio financings. She also counsels clients in respect to zoning, environmental, and land use matters, and has extensive experience on development projects, including site acquisition, construction, title matters, joint ventures, and land swaps.

Notable Experience and Client Impact

  • Represented a manufacturer of microbiology diagnostic devices in the sale of its life science facility for $323 million.
  • Represented a health care company on all aspects of real estate matters related to the acquisition of hospitals, medical centers, and health care systems.
  • Represented institutional lenders in the construction, acquisition, and bridge financing of a variety of property types, including industrial parks, mixed-use projects, office, regional shopping malls, retail, and commercial condominiums.
  • Counseled a private corporation in acquiring a vacant property, constructing a facility on the property for a third party, and then exchanging the facility for a separate parcel.
  • Advised a biopharma corporation on multiple leasing, acquisition, disposition, and national construction projects.
  • Counseled hospitals and medical practices on joint venture developments, leasing, acquisition, and construction matters.
  • Advised a private landowner in the development of 18 residential lots on a 118 acre parcel.
  • Represented a private developer in an office project and retail financing.

Prior to joining Nutter, LeeAnn was a real estate attorney in the Boston offices of two national law firms. She is a member of LeadBoston, CREW, and the Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations.



  • Eastern Bankshares, Inc.

    Nutter is serving as legal counsel to Eastern Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: EBC), the stock holding company for Eastern Bank, in connection with its definitive merger agreement with Cambridge Bancorp (NASDAQ: CATC), the parent company of Cambridge Trust Company, pursuant to which Cambridge will merge with and into Eastern in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $528 million. Simultaneously, Nutter is also representing Eastern Insurance Group, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastern, in its definitive agreement to sell its insurance operations to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) for approximately $510 million in cash.

  • Eastprint Incorporated

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Eastprint Incorporated, a printed electronics solutions provider, in connection with its acquisition by East West Manufacturing, LLC, an integrated design, engineering, manufacturing, and distribution services partner for original equipment manufacturers and distributors throughout North America and Europe.

  • T.F. Boyle Transportation, Inc.

    Nutter served as legal counsel to T.F. Boyle Transportation, Inc. in its acquisition by Toronto-based Andlauer Healthcare Group Inc. (TSX: AND).

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Education & Admissions


Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Boston College, B.A., cum laude


  • Massachusetts

Before Nutter

Prior to joining Nutter, LeeAnn was a real estate attorney in the Boston offices of two national law firms. She is a member of LeadBoston, CREW, and the Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations.

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