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Chad R. Baker
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Mr. Baker's principal area of practice involves sophisticated estate and tax planning for affluent individuals, families, executives, professionals and owners of closely held businesses. He also advises clients regarding business succession planning and regularly works with many public and private tax exempt organizations regarding various tax and operational matters. By working closely with his clients he has become a trusted advisor to many families, entrepreneurs and closely held businesses, helping each to overcome their own unique obstacles and also to identify and capitalize on many rewarding opportunities.

Mr. Baker served as an adjunct professor of law, teaching courses on Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations, Trusts and Estates, and Estate Planning at the University of Toledo College of Law. He is a frequent speaker for continuing education programs and has written articles on estate planning and related topics.

Mr. Baker is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law as certified by the Ohio State Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in Ohio, Michigan, Florida, New York and the United States Tax Court.
Estate Planning Practice

Nonprofit Organizations Practice

Taxation Practice

Trust and Estate Administration Practice
Mr. Baker is a member of the American, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, New York and Toledo Bar Associations. Mr. Baker has served as a past director of the Toledo Estate Planning Council, as president of the Harbor Foundation, and is a former board member of the Toledo Opera. He currently serves as a member of the Ohio State Bar Association's Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Council.
Best Lawyers in America® for both tax and estate planning.

20 Under 40 Leadership Award recipient. The 20 Under 40 Leadership Program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in the community.

Ohio Rising Star by Super Lawyers® magazine for estate planning.

AV rated by Martindale Hubbell for superior ethical and technical attributes.