- J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, Articles Editor, Gonzaga Journal of International Law
- LL.M. (Taxation), University of Washington School of Law
- B.A., Brigham Young University
- U.S. Tax Court
Mr. Baird is a member of the firm’s National Public Finance Tax Department. He focuses on public finance, tax law, and the financial transactions permitted by Sections 103 and 141-150 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
Mr. Baird's legal experience includes representation as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, bank counsel, borrower’s counsel, developer’s counsel, and special tax counsel, which includes providing advice on tax, municipal finance and regulatory matters on a variety of transactions. His clients have included governmental and qualified private activity bond issuers, banks, various types of non-profit universities, charter schools, and organizations, and multifamily housing bond issuers and developers. He also represents issuers and borrowers in Internal Revenue Service audits of tax-exempt bond transactions.
In addition to his work at Kutak Rock, Mr. Baird is an adjunct professor at the Gonzaga University School of Law and has edited and authored several chapters of the Washington Municipal Financing Deskbook, which is currently being updated for publication.