Caring yet effective legal representation on your elder law, estate planning, probate and business law matters
Gerald L. Baker founded his law firm in 1981 to continue his 50-year career dedicated to helping individuals and small businesses accomplish their legal goals in Stark County, Ohio. We believe that our clients deserve one-on-one personal attention from their attorney, along with experienced and effective legal representation.
We start by getting to know you so we can understand your specific situation and legal goals. We tailor our services to match your needs as we stay in communication with you, educate you about the law, and guide you through the legal process.
We help you make informed decisions, whether you want to protect your family and assets with a thoughtful and comprehensive estate plan or just want a simple Will.
We can also help you protect your business by drafting a contract or help settle a dispute.
We help landowners and companies in protecting their rights in oil and gas law matters and we help clients protect their elder family member or administer an estate after a death.
Keeping the focus on our clients
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 on matters ranging from choosing a business entity and formation to operating or even dissolving your business. We draft, review, negotiate and litigate contracts. Additionally, we assist businesses and landowners on oil and gas law matters. We also provide counsel on how to avoid being sued, and, when necessary, we litigate effectively to protect your business.
Proudly serving clients in Ohio
We represent individuals and small businesses in Alliance, Canton, Massillon, Jackson Township, Plain Township, and throughout Stark County.
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 at 330-492-1001 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation.