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Managing Partner

Los Angeles 

t: 310. 802.4200



Jim Baer is a principal and founding partner of Baer and Troff, LLP. His legal practice experience includes serving as outside general counsel and business advisor to numerous companies and individuals, including acting as strategic advisor for the management and settling of complex business litigation. Jim’s legal practice also includes venture capital financings for both venture capital firms and portfolio companies, and advising business entities, boards of directors and individuals on general corporate matters, loan transactions, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring transactions and corporate securities issues.


Prior to founding Baer and Troff, LLP, Mr. Baer was head of the Corporate Department in the Los Angeles office of Katten, Muchin & Zavis, a Chicago-based firm. Previous to that, he practiced with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, a Los Angeles-based firm.


A member of the American Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Mr. Baer is also a past member of the Corporations Committee for the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California and is a current member of the Los Angeles County Bar Executive Committee.


In addition to his legal practice, Jim Baer has served as an executive officer and a business advisor for various companies in a variety of industries. He is an experienced mediator for a wide variety of matters.


Currently, Mr. Baer is President of CMBG Advisors, Inc., a firm specializing in business restructuring and Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors (ABCs).


Jim Baer received his Juris Doctorate law degree in Los Angeles in 1983. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1983.






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