We’ve been representing clients in Canton, Ohio and throughout Stark County and beyond for 53 years. Let us represent you in all your Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law and Business needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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    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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Experienced and effective legal representation in Canton, Ohio, on your Commercial Real Estate, Business Law, Probate, Estate Planning and Elder Law matters

Gerald L. Baker founded his law firm in 1981 and continues his 53-year career dedicated to helping individuals and small businesses accomplish their legal goals in Canton, Ohio, and throughout Stark County, Carroll County, Tuscarawas County, and Summit County. 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 clients protect their elder family members 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 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.

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


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.