A safe harbor is a place where you can be protected from the storms. Too often, individuals, families and businesses find themselves on the waves of life when an unexpected storm arises. These storms can be a death in the family, an unforeseen illness, an accident or some other occurrence, which causes significant emotional and financial loss. During these times of challenge, you do not have to be on your own. We want to be the lighthouse that guides you and your family to the safe harbor. We want to bring you to calm waters where you can continue to enjoy life to the fullest without worrying about the storms of life. We accomplish this by listening and understanding your goals, implementing the appropriate plan, preserving relationships and protecting your family and assets.
I became an attorney to help people overcome challenges. No reward is greater than helping someone or a family face and conquer a challenge. Generally speaking, individuals seek an attorney when some event in their life has occurred. On the one hand, those events can consist of a child being born, the need for a divorce, a death in the family, or perhaps a decline in health. On the other hand, a person may be wanting to start a new business or non-profit organization. Whenever such an event occurs, a person needs clear and simple guidance to direct them through the challenge they are facing. I strive to take the challenge and to break it down into simple and easy to understand terms.
Stephen G. Baker, Esq.
I earned my Bachelor's degree in International Business from Westminster College located in Salt Lake City, Utah and my Juris Doctorate (law degree) from UNH School of Law where I graduated as a Daniel Webster Scholar. I have practiced in the areas of estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, Medicaid planning, business law and civil litigation since beginning my law career. I was born into a large family and understand the complexities of family relationships and dynamics, which helps me relate to challenges families face. Those family dynamics are just as important when creating a will or estate plan as they are when dealing with abuse, neglect or grandparents’ rights. I had the misfortune of watching my grandmother suffer through Alzheimer’s disease, which eventually took her life. Through that experience, I developed a passion for estate planning, elder law, guardianships and Medicaid planning. I have come to realize that through some simple planning; a lot of heartache can be avoided. Prior to law school, I worked in the construction, heavy equipment and mining industries. I also served in the military as a staff sergeant in the Army National Guard. Because of my blue-collar background, military and real-world experience, I understand and relate to people in a way that few attorneys can. My family members are entrepreneurs and I am no exception. I founded Baker Law Office, PLLC and I understand the excitement, anxiety and satisfaction that comes with owning your own business. Because of this experience, I can guide start-ups and small businesses through the process of forming and protecting their interests. While living in Brazil for two years, I learned to speak fluent Brazilian Portuguese. I have assisted Portuguese-speaking only individuals obtain necessary legal documents. Currently, I am a member of the New Hampshire National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NH NAELA). This is a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs. I also serve on the Board of Directors of The Children's Place & Parent Education Center located in Concord, New Hampshire.
New Hampshire Bar Association (NHBA)
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate Section - NHBA
Tax Law Section - NHBA