Michael J. Baker

Partner - New Brunswick
Email: mbaker@hoaglandlongo.com
Phone: 732-545-4717
Fax: 732-545-4579

Partner - New Brunswick


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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 and is a member of the firm's Executive Management Committee.

Mike's practice focuses 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. 

Mike's Governmental Law practice also encompasses Brownfield Redevelopment, condemnation, land use & 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.


  • General Counsel, New Jersey Democratic State Party, 2010-2013
  • Member, New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys
  • Member, Board of Trustees and assistant treasurer, Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County, 1985-2015
  • Chair, New Jersey Health Care Administration Board, 2006-Present
  • Member, New Jersey State Health Planning Board, 2006-Present
  • Past president, New Brunswick Bar Association, 1991-1992
  • Member, New Jersey General Assembly, 1991
  • Councilman, Township of East Brunswick, 1983-1986


Michael J. Baker
Rated by Super Lawyers

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