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 Group at the firm where he has participated in the purchase and financing of projects totaling more than 250 million dollars, including more than 40 million dollars in Farmland Preservation, Open Space purchases and Right of Way acquisitions. In making Open Space, Farm Land Preservation and Right of Way acquisitions, Mike has worked with the NJ DEP, NJ EIFT, NJ Water Supply Authority, various Counties, County Agricultural Development Boards, municipalities and the State Agricultural Development Council as well as private land trusts.  Recently Mike has been a major player in the closing deal between the Sayreville Economic Redevelopment Agency and the former National Lead Inc. site that will pave the way for waterfront commercial and residential building.

Mike also leads the firm's Health Care Group, which 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 various claims, including general negligence claims such as sexual assault, opioid addiction and general addiction claims. Health care and land use have become highly regulated and rapidly changing areas of law over the last decade. What was a common sense business solution five years ago can now earn a client time in jail. Mike has remained on the cutting edge of these practice areas and has helped numerous clients navigate these new and dangerous waters.


  • Member, New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys
  • Member, Board of Trustees and assistant treasurer, Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County
  • Chair, New Jersey Health Care Administration Board
  • Member, New Jersey State Health Planning Board
  • Past president, New Brunswick Bar Association, 1991-1992


Michael J. Baker
Rated by Super Lawyers

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Best Lawyers Badge - Lawyer of the Year 2017
Best Lawyers Badge - Lawyer of the Year 2015
Best Lawyers Badge - Lawyer of the Year 2020

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