• Sail Towards Peace of Mind

    “Who will be the guardian of my minor children should I pass away?” 

    “Who will take care of my pets?” 

     "How do I avoid probate?"    

    These are just some of the questions that can keep clients up at night, especially if they don’t have a Will, and some of the many reasons why Estate Planning is so important. Let us help you prepare an estate plan customized to accurately reflect your intentions.

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  • Helping You Find The Right Solution For Your Business (Serving Canton and throughout Stark County and beyond)

    Your business legal matters are important to us. Let us help you achieve the best possible outcome.

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  • An Experienced Advocate On Your Side

    We’ll give your case the attention it deserves by working closely with you so that you can make the right decisions about your Estate Planning.

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  • Buying, Selling or Leasing Commercial Real Estate?

    With over 50 years of experience, we can help you obtain the best possible terms.

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Since 1981, the Law Office of Gerald L. Baker has been dedicated to helping individuals and small businesses accomplish their legal goals in Canton, Ohio, and throughout Stark, Summit, Carroll, and Tuscarawas Counties.

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 Counties.

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/or 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.

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At the Law Office of Gerald L. Baker, in Canton Ohio, we focus on commercial real estate, business law, estate planning, probate, and elder law. Let us help you navigate the legal system.

Practice Areas

The Law Offices of Gerald L. Baker provides comprehensive representation on the following legal matters.


The Law Office of Gerald L. Baker, is committed to answering your questions about commercial real estate, business law, estate planning, elder law, and probate issues in Canton and North Canton and throughout Stark County, Carroll County, Tuscarawas County, and Summit County.