Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.

R. Perrin Baker

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Practice Areas


  • Villanova University School of Law, 1977, J.D.
  • Lehigh University, 1973, B.A.

Admissions & Certifications

  • Pennsylvania, 1977 U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Third Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


Mr. Baker's practice includes loan and other financial transactions as counsel to borrowers or lenders and general business transactions. He previously served as General Counsel and Secretary of Marine Bank and as Chief Market Counsel of PNC Bank, National Association.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Acted as counsel to a bank that provided part of the financing for a university dormitory construction project. The transaction required integration with financing from other sources and included an intercreditor agreement with the trustee under a bond indenture
  • Acted as counsel in multiple transactions to a lender that provides floor plan financing and term loans to dealers
  • Acted as counsel to a lender that provided secured financing to a private company to enable its acquisition and upgrade of multiple cable television networks

Community & Professional Service

  • Shriners Hospitals for Children—Erie Hospital, Emeritus Member, Board of Governors, Former Chairman
  • Scholarship Foundation of Erie Scottish Rite Bodies, President

Firm Involvement

  • Shareholder
  • Fiduciary Committee

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