Attorney Michael Baker

Attornney Michael Baker

Attorney Michael Baker

Metrowest, South Shore Boston

Estate Planning, Probate, Business Planning, Elder Law, Trusts

781-996-5656
info@MBakerLaw.com

Attorney Michael Baker concentrates his practice on estate planning, elder law, probate and business planning services. With extensive experience as a lawyer and financial advisor, Michael offers an integrated legal and financial approach to planning and asset protection. His background includes advising individuals and closely held large and small businesses.

Areas of Concentration

Estate Planning

  • Legal and financial strategies
  • Preparing for retirement
  • Minimizing inheritance and estate tax liabilities
  • Asset protection
  • Wills last wills and testaments
  • Revocable and irrevocable trusts
  • Family limited partnerships (FLPs)
  • Life insurance trusts

Probate Administration

  • Probate of wills
  • Personal Representative (Executor) of estates
  • Settlement of estates
  • Trust administration
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships

Elder Law

  • Planning for incapacity
  • Asset preservation
  • Long term care planning
  • MassHealth eligibility and paying for nursing home care
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Health care proxies

Business planning

  • Business and non-profit formation
  • Partnerships and limited liability company (LLC) agreements
  • Succession planning

Prior to becoming a wills trust and estate attorney, Michael was an independent financial planning advisor, providing integrated financial, estate and investment planning strategies to individual and business clients. During this time, he regularly advised businesses on their benefit plans, how to retain key employees and on crafting business succession plans, including employer-sponsored retirement and insurance plans, which were tailored to meet the needs and the financial goals of the companies.

Attorney Baker also served as a lobbyist for the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and was a legislative aide in Washington, D.C. for former U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut.

Education

A graduate of Syracuse University with a B.A. in Political Science, Policy Studies and Economics, Attorney Baker received his law degree from the Suffolk University Law School. He also completed substantial coursework towards a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Massachusetts Boston.  He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2005.

Memberships and Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Boston Estate Planning Council
  • Steering Committee of the Boston Bar, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Co-Chairman of the Boston Bar Trusts & Estates Pro Bono Committee
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Massachusetts Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Plymouth County District Bar

Personal

Michael lives with his family on the South Shore of Boston in Cohasset.  Previously a resident of Holliston, Massachusetts, he was elected to the Planning Board of Holliston.

Civic Associations

  • Cohasset Youth Baseball and Softball Association
  • Cohasset Maritime Institute
  • Norwell Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice
  • Metro West Chamber of Commerce
  • Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Real Estate Radio Boston
Michael T. Baker, Esq.
Baker Law Group P.C
72 Sharp Street, Suite A5
Hingham, Massachusetts 02043
781-996-5656
info@MBakerLaw.com

Offices in Boston, Brockton, Hingham, Holliston and Plymouth, Massachusetts