Lauren Baker

Des Moines P +1 (515) 699-3284 F +1 (515) 283-1060


Lauren values teamwork and dedication to give her clients exceptional customer service and guidance through procuring financing for municipal projects.

As a paralegal, Lauren works directly with public finance attorneys in their roles as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter’s counsel in connection with a wide variety of tax-exempt and taxable bond financing for municipal projects. Her main focus is assisting clients in procuring financing through the State Revolving Fund (SRF) to aid in the design and constructions of Iowa water and wastewater infrastructure.

  • I primarily work with clients who are seeking funds from SRF or USDA for municipal projects.
  • AS a paralegal, I aid with drafting and filing proceedings, keeping deadlines, managing project files, collecting due diligence items, providing valuable client service, and creating and managing official project transcripts.

Education & Admissions

Iowa Central Community College (Paralegal Certificate, 2018), with honors

University of Iowa (Bachelor of Arts: American Studies; Focus: Inequalities, Politics and Culture, 2010), Dean’s List


  • English and Spanish

Industries & Practices

Non-Profit & Tax Exempt Organizations
Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Construction & Design
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environmental
  • Lending Transactions
  • Non-Profit & Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Real Estate & Land Use
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Sustainability
  • Tax
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation