Christie Ayotte Baer is the assistant director of the Center on Finance, Law & Policy and serves as program director for its Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project, an interdisciplinary program that provides 1:1 wrap-around services to minority-owned businesses in Detroit.
Prior to joining the Center in 2016, Baer was an attorney in private practice in Atlanta and Savannah at the firm she founded, focused on family law, estate planning, and small business work. She is licensed to practice in Georgia (inactive) and Michigan.
Before she was an attorney, Ms. Baer worked in multiple policy, political, small business, and non-profit organizations. Baer received her JD from Emory University School of Law and her BA in Sociology from Smith College.