LET’S GO SOLO – on Be That Lawyer Podcast

https://fretzin.com/lets-go-solo-presentation/ In this episode, Steve Fretzin and I discuss: Having a centralized list of all your key relationships. Think about where you are and where you need to be. Having and creating a marketing and business plan for your company. Finding your differentiator and your infomercial. Getting results from networking and qualifying a contact with T.A.L.E.N.T. Key Takeaways: Create Read More

Going Solo with Attorney Jeremy Baker – Center Stage Podcast

012 – Going Solo with Attorney Jeremy Baker   Are you thinking about taking the leap and opening your own firm? Attorney Jeremy Baker was in your shoes at one point, and he decided to take the leap. Now, he’s running a successful solo practice and joins us to talk about his experience and provide some insight on his journey. Learn more about Jeremy at www.buildchicagolaw.com, as well as his other Read More

AIA Document A201-2017: Understanding the General Conditions of the Construction Contract

On April 22nd, Jeremy taught a two hour Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Chicago course, entitled “AIA Document A201-2017: Understanding the General Conditions of the Construction Contract,” for CSI members who seek the Construction Documents Technology (CDT) certification. The CDT certification provides a comprehensive program of study for anyone seeking to enhance and demonstrate knowledge of writing, Read More

Seeing the Big Picture: Best Practices for Contracting and Risk Management

On April 14, 2021, Jeremy will present “Seeing the Big Picture: Best Practices for Contracting and Risk Management” in the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law. This presentation focuses on how you can protect your project with carefully crafted contract requirements and a better understanding of construction insurance. The link to Jeremy’s Read More

Jeremy Baker selected as Leading Lawyer for fifth consecutive year

Jeremy has been named a Leading Lawyer in Construction Law for 2021, marking his seventh consecutive year of recognition by Law Bulletin Media. This is the fifth year that Jeremy has been named a Leading Lawyer, which recognizes the top 5% of licensed attorneys in Illinois. Before that, he was recognized for two years as an Emerging Lawyer, identifying him among the less than 2% of lawyers in the state under 40 or Read More

Jeremy Baker recognized as Illinois Super Lawyer again by Thomson Reuters

Jeremy has been named among the top 5% of lawyers in Illinois with his inclusion in Thomson Reuters’ 2021 list of Illinois Super Lawyers. Jeremy was recognized for his work in Construction Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, marking his third consecutive year as a Super Lawyer. He was honored by Thomson Reuters five times previously as an Illinois Rising Star - an attorney 40 years old or younger or who Read More

Construction Contracts Primer: What Real Estate Attorneys Should Know

On December 10, 2020, Jeremy will present “Construction Contracts Primer: What Real Estate Attorneys Should Know” to The Chicago Bar Association’s Real Property Law Committee.  This presentation focuses on the importance of giving thoughtful consideration to the project delivery method, their insurance ramifications, and construction pricing issues, all before selecting the type of design or construction contract.  Read More

Jeremy Baker inducted into the prestigious Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys

Admission to the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys (SOICA) is by invitation only. Its ranks include distinguished former judges, highly regarded mediators and arbitrators, and attorneys who are widely considered to be at the top of the Illinois construction law bar.  “Joining SOICA has been an important goal of mine for 15 years,” says Jeremy. He is “excited to continue to work with the SOICA members – the Read More

Jeremy Baker to Present Seminar “Using Mechanics Liens to Get Paid in the COVID-19 Era” Friday, September 25th

Mechanics liens are a powerful tool to help secure payment on Illinois projects. In turbulent economic times, liens can be particularly useful to architects, engineers, and contractors concerned about their clients’ willingness – or ability – to pay for design and construction services. Liens can sometimes motivate project owners and lenders to pay for design and construction services. Claimants who meet certain Read More

POSTPONED – ABA SPEECH: Seeing the Big Picture: Construction Management Under the 2019 AIA CM Contracts – Part 2: Construction

20/20 Foresight: Effective Project Management & Strategies Forum on Construction Law Annual MeetingApril 22-24, 2020 | Seattle, WASheraton Grand SeattleCo-Sponsored by the Construction Management Association of America VIEW BROCHURE Read More