Darrin S. Baim

Partner, Practice Group Chair



Direct: 312.696.1350


Areas of Practice

Commercial Real Estate Chair


Intellectual Property

Darrin Baim is Chair of the Corporate and Real Estate Practice Group at Golan Christie Taglia. He is also the Firm’s Hiring Partner, overseeing attorney recruitment and development.

Darrin concentrates his practice in the areas of:

  • Corporate mergers, acquisitions and real estate
  • Representation of closely held businesses and business owners
  • Design and implementation of commercial transactions
  • Structuring of new business ventures
  • Leasing, subleasing and business contracts

Going beyond providing legal advice, Darrin takes the time to listen to clients and help them determine how to best achieve their strategic goals. He believes that long term relationships bring the best results and strives to provide value at every turn.

Darrin joined GCT in 2000 and made Partner in 2009. Previously, he was a Health Care Associate with Katten Muchin Zavis.

Darrin lives in Glenview with his wife Stacy and his three children, Jacob, Claire and Ryan.


Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1998
Cum laude
Law JournalEditor-at-Large and Board Member 1997-1998;
Member 1996-1998
University of Illinois, M.S. in Biology, 1995
University of Illinois, B.S. in Biology, 1992


Illinois, 1998


American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association


Leading Lawyers Network


FC-1 Academy, Director and President, 2019-present
District 34 Caucus, Member, 2020-present
FC United Advisory Committee, Member, 2020-present


  • August 17, 2021 News

    2020 was a difficult year. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the economy across all industries, especially real estate. As the lockdown extended well beyond initial expectations, commercial lending became virtually impossible to obtain given the instability of the market and lack of forecast ability. As a result, we saw a number of commercial real estate deals delayed indefinitely and eventually terminated. On the leasing side, we had tenants defaulting on their leases and asserting force majeure as a means of temporary rent relief. But, as 2020 dragged on and we learned to navigate the unprecedented time, we finally started to see a light at the end of the tunnel as we moved into 2021.

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  • March 24, 2020 News Coronavirus Alerts

    If your business has been impacted by the Coronavirus Outbreak and the most recent mandate of our governor to “Shelter in Place,” you are not alone.

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  • January 29, 2019 Events

    Please join Golan Christie Taglia attorneys Beverly Berneman and Darrin Baim for an informative lunch and learn to debunk common myths about growing your business.

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