Jacob J. Baker

Shareholder

218.722.4766

jjb@hanftlaw.com

Jacob J. Baker focuses his practice in all areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration and family law. He counsels clients on asset management, orderly asset transfers, wealth preservation, tax planning and related matters.

In his family law practice, Baker drafts and negotiates antenuptial and postnuptial agreements, represents clients in complex dissolution proceedings involving asset valuations as well as spousal maintenance, child custody and child support issues. Baker is a strong believer in Alternative Dispute Resolution and is a Qualified Rule 114 Neutral and serves as an Early Neutral Evaluator and mediator in family law, probate and other cases. He has settled numerous cases through the Early Neutral Evaluation process and mediation.

Baker has been repeatedly recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine. Early in his career, Baker was repeatedly recognized as a “Rising Star”, an honor given to 2.5% of the attorneys under 40 years old in Minnesota.

Education:

Bachelor of Arts, St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota
Juris Doctor, William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota

Admissions:

Minnesota State Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
US Federal District Court Minnesota

Professional Associations and Memberships:

11th District Bar Association Ethics Committee – Chair
Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the MN General Rules of Practice

Community Activities:

2003 – Leadership Duluth Graduate
Arrowhead Estate Planning Council – former president and board member
Diocese of Duluth Review – board member and investment committee member
Duluth Art Institute – former president and board member
Ecumen Lakeshore – advisory board of directors
Eleventh District Bar Association Ethics Committee – chairman
Youth t-ball, hockey and football coach

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