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Michael David Baer

Business Attorney at Teaneck, NJ

4.9   61 reviews

Licensed for 30 years

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    30%

    28 years, 25 cases

  2. Litigation
    25%

    33 years, 100 cases

  3. General practice
    20%

    33 years, 50 cases

  4. Contracts and agreements
    15%

    28 years, 100 cases

  5. Debt collection
    10%

    33 years, 100 cases

Michael D. Baer was born and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey.   He graduated from Clark University in Worcester, Mass with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.  He then returned to the NYC area and graduated from Pace University School of Law in White Plains with a Doctorate of Law. He currently maintains a law office in New York and Teaneck, New Jersey. 

 

Michael is a seasoned general practitioner, with significant experience in insurance defense litigation, products liability, corporate law, labor law and risk management, on behalf of national clients in the insurance, manufacturing, food processing, and auto industry sectors.   

 

For the past 2 decades, Michael has represented the interests of national clients, creating value in many ways. He serves as litigation counsel, defending law suits from the filing of a claim through trial, and leverages that expertise to develop risk management materials and training programs to counsel his clients on prevention and mitigation. In addition, Michael acts as supervisory counsel in the monitoring of litigation being handled by outside firms, which includes the review and revision of billing guidelines and procedures, conducting meetings with general counsel and outside counsel, attending trials and making settlement/reserve recommendations.

 

In addition to his law practice,  Michael keeps himself busy actively participating as the president elect  of the Fair Lawn Jewish Center and being on the board of Breaking the Chain Through Education and Areyvut.  He is also a volunteer at Pony Powers, a therapeutic riding academy in Mahwah, NJ. 

 

 

 He is a member of Fair Lawn Rotary, Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce, Teaneck Chamber of Commerce.   

Licensed for 30 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/06/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Jane | December 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Grateful Client!
I am grateful for Michael Baer's attention, patience and immediacy in my legal matter. His staff communicated in a clear, timely manner as well. Michael put my mind at ease from the start. Thank you!
Posted by Kiara | June 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Number 1 attorney
Michael has helped me with a some legal matters he was very good very helpful and also was great to speak with I was super great full for the results and would recommend him to everyone!!!!!!
Posted by Jeremy | June 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Owner of Beast equipment
Mr. Baer is not your typical lawyer that pushes you through a secretary and just treats you like a "file", he is Very personal and wants to make sure you and your family are in the correct place and puts the the "lawyer stuff" for later, he responds to every call or email within minutes and I never feel like it's about buisness only, it's about making sure Everything goes smooth and then making sure my buisness, my family, and me make ONLY the correct decisions
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional, great communicator, and easy to reach
We went to Michael due to a dispute with our landlord, and in his free consultation gave us so much clear, level headed advice on how to respond to it and did not try to pressure us into hiring him once it became clear we would not need to in order to resolve our dispute! He is absolutely worth a consult and I would feel comfortable hiring him if needed.
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Posted by Pouyan | December 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Michael was our attorney in a business/real estate deal. There has been complications which at some point might have break the deal. But Michael helped us in a very professional manner and handled all matters very carefully. I highly recommend him and will always consult him in any legal matter we face.
Posted by Jack | October 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truely the Best Lawyer
My mom was having an issue at one of her properties and Michael sat down with us, listened and laid out a great plan to have the issue resolved. He was incredibly knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had. In the end, the issue was taken care of and my mom and I are so thankful for all the assistance that Michael’s law firm provided. There are good lawyers out there and he is one of the finest. I highly recommend him and will recommend his services to all my friends and family.
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Posted by Franklin | September 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer I have ever had
Michael is the best lawyer I have had. He is an amazing lawyer who helped my with a legal matter, and if I ever need any help I will definitely hire him again and recommend him to all my family and friends
Posted by Kiara Miranda | September 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
I was searching for really good lawyer for some time and than I met with Michael for a legal matter and he did such an amazing job I will definitely recommend hi my family and friends.
Posted by Olivia | July 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly Amazing
Thank you Michael for helping me with my traffic violation ticket. His office was very good at keeping me updated throughout the whole process. I definitely recommend going to his office as he was able to take my case head on and was flexible with his schedule so that I could meet with him when I was free.
Posted by Zulma | February 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and trust worthy
Micheal is extremely knowledgeable and certainly made me feel at ease with all my questions and answered them honestly. I'm appreciative of the time he provided to see me on a quick notice. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Maurice | February 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A true blessing!
In a short meeting, we reviewed an agreement that I was concerned about and with the information that I had given him, he was able to help me determine the severity’s and concerns while also acknowledging The work that I had done to present. It was clear to understand, and gave me the confidence, determination, and hope to move in the most positive way. I’m glad I was able to consult with him and that is truly a blessing!
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Posted by Mercedes | December 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great family attorney
Michael has always been a great attorney. We've used him several times over the years and have always had a positive outcome. We recommend his service to all of our friends and family.
Posted by Tania | November 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful family attorney
I have been going to Michael for a variety of cases over the years. He has always been incredibly professional and helpful. I highly recommend working with him for any legal needs!
Posted by William | November 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He did what he promised! Other Lawyers don't. He restored my faith in what a good Lawyer can be!
I never knew a Lawyer could be this good. He did what he promised! Other Lawyers don't. He restored my faith in what a good Lawyer can be! I had a very difficult and long legal challenge. Other Lawyers disappointed me and did communicate or do the work they promised. I finally went to Michael Baer - He was excellent! He and his staff did what they promised! He kept me updated, offered me options, and helped me tremendously. Thank you Mr. Baer! You and your office really helped me.
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Posted by Laura | November 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Closing on house
Michael Baer was very professional and helpful in the closing on our longtime home. He was through, easy to communicate with, and made this emotional process very easy and straightforward. I would absolutely recommend Michael and use him again!
Posted by MIJUNG | July 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, very kind and optimistic
I met him to sell my house. He was excellent, patient and very optimistic in guiding me through stressful process. I was so lucky to have him as my real estate attorney. I won't be able to sell my house without his hard work.
Posted by Ronen | January 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, effective and dedicated attorney. Helped me numerous times
Michael Baer helped me numerous times with traffic violations (speeding). By the time I got to court, I'd usually find that he'd already negotiated a lesser offense with the prosecutor and got me off the hook. Last time he drove 3 hours to meet me at the courthouse and was able to prove the police radar did not produce an accurate reading. He's an effective attorney, a true "Mensch", who gets things done and is passionate about helping his clients achieve the best outcome. I'd recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone requiring legal assistance.
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Posted by Marissa | August 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great counsel
Someone in my family had a very pressing legal issue. Michael met us, not during business hours and counseled us. He was so patient, understanding and knowledgeable. Amazing. Truly a blessing at this most difficult time.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Trusted Adviser
Michael has been my personal legal adviser for 15 years. I trust him with all of my legal matters. He is always willing to tell me the right and legal thing to do. He is kind and understanding. worth the price.
Posted by Ina | November 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ina Raghunandan
I put my house up for sale and hired Michael as my attorney. He was very helpful in keeping down my stress level during this process. I had four different offers on my property that did not make it through to fruition but Michael was there encouraging me to be patient (which he is) that the right buyer would come along. He is very helpful, knowledgeable and took my calls no matter how many times I called him panicking. He helped me to navigate everything that I had to do successfully. I would highly recommend Michael as an attorney. You will not be disappointed.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Offices of Michael D. Baer, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Stueben & Baer
  • 1997 - 2008
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Langan & Levy, Esq.
  • 1991 - 1997
  • Clerk
  • Judge Peter Boggia
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Clerk
  • Judge Radley Herrold
  • 1990 - 1991
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Education

  • Pace University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Clark University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Associations

  • Teaneck Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • President Elect 2016
  • 2012 - Present
  • Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Areyvut
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Breaking The Chain Through Education
  • V.P. of Legal
  • 2009 - Present
  • Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • (201) Magazine
  • 2016
  • Civic Award
  • Lions Club
  • 1984

Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Session
  • Tax Appeals
  • 2016
  • Real Estate Session
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • 2016
  • Wine & Cheese Reception
  • Living a Life that Matters
  • 2015
  • National Association of Food Processors
  • The Role of The Expert in Litigation
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Michael
Business Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is an outstanding attorney and will work hard to obtain the best results possible for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael and I have worked together on a great many cases. He is diligent, creative, responsive and ultra reliable. I not only work together with Michael, I also refer clients to him. This to me is the highest praise that I can show towards another professional. That is to refer to him a relative, friend or client to have Micheal work on a matter for them. He really knows how important it is to keep his clients fully informed at all key phases of each case. Further, Michael knows how to and does obtain great results for his clients. I highly recommend and endorse this Michael Baer."

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Teaneck Business Lawyer Michael David Baer
Michael David Baer
Business Attorney
Teaneck, NJ
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation