Premier Title Premier Title Company, a land title insurance company in Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Vero Beach, Florida.


Bernard R. "Robin" Baker III
President, Premier Title Company, LTD
Real Estate Department
West Palm Beach, Florida
E-mail: rbaker@gunster.com

Telephone (561) 650-0505
Facsimile (561) 655-5677




Bernard R. "Robin" Baker III

Bernard R. “Robin” Baker III is president of Premier Title Company. He is also of counsel to the Gunster, Yoakley and Stewart law firm. Premier Title is an affiliate of Gunster.

Practice Areas

  • Private Clubs
  • Leisure & Resorts
  • Golf and Amenities, Master-Planned Community Development
  • Club Membership Plans
  • Real Estate Development and Finance

Education

Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1972
University of Toledo, B.A., 1969

Professional Associations and Memberships

Ohio Bar, admitted 1972
The Florida Bar, admitted 1976
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Bar Grievance Committee Member, 1981-86
(vice chair, 1984-85)
United States Tax Court, admitted 1972
National Golf Foundation, Sponsor member
National Club Association
Urban Land Institute
   Community Development Council,
      Blue Flight, Vice-Chair, 1995-2001
      International Council, member, 1995-96
      Program Committee, member, 1997-2002
American Bar Association
   Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section
   Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
Palm Beach County Bar Association

Civic and Community Service

Palm Beach County Association for Retarded Citizens
President, 1984
Director, 1979-84
Palm Beach Community Chest/United Way
Vice President, 1988
Director, 1984-88
Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, director, 2000-01
Palm Beach Civic Association Transportation Committee Member, 2006-07
Palm Beach Board of Realtors Education Committee Member, 2007-10
Palm Beach Sailing Club
Commodore, 1979 and 2000-01
Director, 2001-08
World Affairs Council of the Florida Palm Beaches,
        Director, 2009-10
        Vice President, 2010

Honors

Florida Bar President's Award for Meritorious Public Service
AV Rated (means that his legal ability and ethical standards are very high to
preeminent) as independently determined by Martindale-Hubbell
Appointed permanent member of faculty of Harvard University
School of Design, 1998.

Seminars and Presentations (partial listing)

“Ask the Experts: Golf and Golf Communities,” The Urban Land Institute, Charleston, SC, 2001,      Scottsdale, AZ, 2000, Washington, DC, 1999
“Development Decisions and Golf Course Positioning—The Legal Angles,” Harvard University      Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, 1996-1999
“Global Leisure Development,” South African Property Owners Association, Sun City, South      Africa, 1997
“Breaking the Mold: Innovative Golf Marketing Concepts,” The Urban Land Institute, Napa      Valley, CA, Moderator, 1996
“The Earth is Flat, My Advertising is Working and Other Erroneous Assumptions,” The Urban      Land Institute, Cleveland, OH, Moderator, 1996
“Raise More Money from Memberships,” Crittenden Golf Inc. Expo, Atlanta, GA, and Monterey,      CA, 1994
“Maximizing Your Return From Membership Sales,” Crittenden Golf Inc Expo, Nashville,
     TN, 1993
“New Trends In Club Membership Programs,” Institute for International Research Golf Course      Development, Financing and Operations Conference, Orlando, FL, 1992
“Designing a Membership Plan,” Golf Course Europe ‘90, Paris, France, 1990

Publications (partial listing)

“Membership Law,” The Legal Reference Guide for Private Clubs, National Club Association,
        Washington, D.C., 2010, Contributing Author
"Joining the Club," Florida Trend Magazine, 1998
"Private Clubs Tee Up To Remedy Discriminatory Practices," The Club
Marketing Report
, 1995
"Club Memberships and Real Estate Sales: Resolving the Tensions Between
Marketability and Flexibility," Golf Development Magazine, 1992
"International Memberships: New Capital Markets for Golf Projects?" Urban
Land 24
, 1991
"Equity Membership Plan Concepts," "Membership Plan Concepts/Non-Equity or
Annual Programs," and "Equity Clubs - Maximizing the Value of Golf and
County Club Amenities," National Golf Foundation Executive Summaries,
National Golf Foundation, 1990
"A Tax-Wise Equity Club Structure", Urban Land 23, 1990, Co-Author; "New
Equity Club Structure Improves Cash Flow," Land Development 21, 1990
"New Equity Structure Improves Cash Flow," 2 Golf Course News 29, 1990.

 

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