Michael J. Baker is an AV-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and leads the Transactional and Health Care Groups at the firm of Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP. 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. 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.
Affiliations: 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
Education: Lehigh University (B.S.) Brooklyn Law School (J.D.)
Bar Admissions: New Jersey, 1983 United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals United States Supreme Court
Local Government Practice Areas: Medicare & Medicaid Compliance/Fraud & Abuse, HIPAA Privacy & Security, Governmental Law, Land Use Zoning & Planning, Municipal Practice Redevelopment, Condemnation/Eminent Domain, Brownfield Redevelopment, Land Use Zoning & Planning Municipal Litigation, Public Entity Litigation, Cannabis Law