Gerald "Jerry" L. Baker founded his law firm in 1981 and continues his career dedicated to helping individuals and small businesses accomplish their legal goals in Canton, Ohio, and throughout Stark, Summit, Carroll, and Tuscarawas County.
We believe that our clients deserve one-on-one personal attention; whether they want to protect their family and assets through comprehensive estate planning, guide them through the probate process after the death of a loved one, or just want a simple Will. We will help you make informed decisions.
Additionally, we can help you protect your business by drafting a contract or help settle a dispute.
Keeping the focus on our clients in Canton and throughout Stark, Summit, Carroll and Tuscarawas County.
We provide comprehensive representation on the following legal matters:
- Wills, trusts, estate administration ― We can arrange for the distribution of your property according to your wishes, while minimizing gift, estate and inheritance taxes. Regardless of the size or complexity of your estate, we prepare the appropriate documents, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advance directives. We also understand how hard it is to begin the legal process of probate after a loved one has died. We assist you with proving a will or trust is valid, transferring your loved one's property to the beneficiaries, settling any will or trust contests in court and resolving debts.
- Elder law ― We provide elder law counsel and representation to people of retirement age on legal issues such as estate planning, Medicaid eligibility, powers of attorney, wills, trusts, special needs trusts, and planning for healthcare so your family assets are not depleted.
- Business law ― We represent small businesses in Canton, Ohio, and throughout Stark, Carroll, Tuscarawas, and Summit Counties on matters ranging from choosing a business entity and formation to operating or even dissolving your business. We draft, review, negotiate and litigate contracts. We also provide counsel on how to avoid being sued, and, when necessary, we litigate effectively to protect your business.
Helping you protect your family and business with confidence.
For assistance with any elder law, wills, trusts and estates, or business law matter, call the Law Office of Gerald L. Baker, in Canton, Ohio, at 330-492-1001 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation.