Leading Zoning Lawyer, Jonathan Baker, Joins Wyatt

February 13, 2017

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan L. Baker has joined the Firm. Mr. Baker previously worked for the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office, where he served as general counsel to the Louisville Metro Government, and primarily advised the Metro Council, the Board of Zoning Adjustment, the Planning Commission, and its various committees, on zoning and land use matters. He received both his J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky, and his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from James Madison University.

Franklin Jelsma, the Firm’s Managing Partner, said “We’re pleased to add Jon to our Real Estate team. He is intimately familiar with all of the region’s planning and zoning regulations and policies. He’s also well-known and well-regarded among developers and citizen groups. We couldn’t be happier that when it came time to enter private practice, Jon decided Wyatt was the right firm for him.”

Mr. Baker has extensive experience litigating zoning and land use appeals in state and federal court, and advising Louisville Metro elected officials, boards, agencies and departments on land use-related matters. He joins the Firm as a Partner in the Real Estate & Lending Service Team. Mr. Baker is admitted to practice law in Kentucky, and is a frequent speaker on state and federal zoning and land use laws, as well as real property development.