Michael J. Baker is an AV-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and leads the Transactional and Health Care Groups at the firm. Mike has practiced law at the firm his entire career, focusing on the representation of healthcare providers and entities in transactions and regulatory matters as well as the representation of numerous governmental entities as Township Attorney and as Special Counsel for Redevelopment. 

On the Governmental Law side, Mike also handles brownfield redevelopment, condemnation, land use and planning, and municipal litigation.

The firm's Health Care Group represents a wide range of clients, including hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, managed care, PHO/MSO, pharmacies, durable medical equipment, temporary nursing agencies, and other ancillary health care providers in connection with transactions, BME matters and various claims, including general negligence claims such as sexual assault, opioid addiction and malpractice defense. 

A former elected official, Mike remains involved in politics and government, serving as General Counsel to the New Jersey Democratic State Committee from 2010-2013 and as a member on two New Jersey Department of Health advisory boards.


  • The Best Lawyers in America (2008-Present); "Lawyer of the Year" in Real Estate Law (2022), Health Care Law (2020), Land Use & Zoning (2017), Litigation - Real Estate (2015)
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers (2005-2007; 2014-Present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV Preeminent
  • Blanch and Irving Laurie Foundation Young Leadership Award

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