MidwestLegal Akerman boosts its real estate practice September 3, 2019 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email Law firm Akerman LLP recently grew its real estate finance practice with the addition of Beau Baker and Christopher McCranie, who join Akerman from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. Both additions bring significant experience in secondary market portfolio and single asset loan sales and acquisitions, joint venture and preferred equity investments, and commercial real estate capital markets. Baker focuses his practice on real estate capital markets, securitizatins, financial services, structured and commercial finance, creditors’ rights, loan portfolio servicing and financial restructuring. McCranie focuses his practice on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions. He represents community, regional, and national institutional lenders in permanent and development loan transactions secured by real and personal property, as well as distressed asset loan workouts, foreclosures and bankruptcy.