Matthew Baker is special counsel in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Matthew represents public and private companies in industries that include entertainment, healthcare, technology, manufacturing and financial services. His principal areas of practice are mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, general corporate law, regulatory compliance and general business matters.

Matthew also represents financial institutions in secured and unsecured loan transactions and public and private companies in real estate matters, including purchase and sale transactions, development projects and leasing.



  • Recipient, ABA Section of State and Local Government Award, 2009



  • "Much Ado About Nollan/Dolan: The Comparative Nature of the Legislative-Adjudicative Distinction in Exactions," The Urban Lawyer, Vol. 42, 2010
  • Comment, "A Teacher’s Right to Remain Silent: Reasonable Accommodation of Negative Speech Rights in the Classroom," BYU Law Review 705, 2009
  • Comment, "The Sound of Congressional Silence: Judicial Distortion of the Legislative-Executive Balance of Power,"BYU Law Review 101, 2009
  • Comment, "RLUIPA and Eminent Domain: Probing the Boundaries of Religious Land Use Protection," BYU Law Review 1213, 2008



  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Los Angeles County Chapter


J.D., Brigham Young University, 2009, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Editor-in-Chief, International Law & Management Review, First Prize, Smith-Babcock-Williams Writing Competition

B.A., Harvard University, 2003, cum laude


  • Extern to the Honorable Matthew B. Durrant, Associate Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme Court


  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


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