Jeffrey G. Baxter

Jeffrey G. Baxter
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Jeffrey Baxter serves business clients in a variety of matters such as real estate acquisition, business formation and commercial foreclosure. He also provides advice in real estate, zoning and land matters, and represents businesses in a wide range of issues. Jeff’s experience as a former lobbyist allows him to think creatively and strategically to develop solutions for clients that will not have unintended consequences.

Honors & Awards


  • Selected for inclusion in the 2018-2022 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as an “Up and Coming” leader in the area of Real Estate Law in the state of Iowa. Jeff has drawn the following published commentary from the editors of Chambers USA: 

    • 2022: "Jeff co-chairs the firm's real estate department and focuses his practice on real estate acquisitions and financing transactions. He wins praise from sources for his solution-oriented approach, including: "We hear his name a lot." "Jeff is a good attorney; clients like him."

Best Lawyers 

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2021-2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships).  

  • Selected for the inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Real Estate Law.



Admitted to practice in the following states:

  • Iowa
  • Arizona
  • Nebraska

Admitted to practice before the following federal courts:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals – District of Arizona
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships & Activities

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Arizona Bar Association
  • Pima County Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Board Member, Art for Ankeny, 2015 - Present
  • Ankeny Chamber of Commerce, 2014 - Present
    • Board Member, 2016 - Present
    • Co-Chair, SummerFest, 2016
    • Ankeny Celebrates Education Committee, 2015 - Present
  • Ankeny Zoning Board of Adjustment, 2015 - Present

Articles, Presentations, and Publications