James E. Baker earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1980 and a Juris Doctor Degree from the Western New England College School of Law in 1985. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Attorney Baker conducts his general practice of law with an emphasis in residential and commercial real estate, including purchases, sales, financing and complex real estate and title issues, wills, trusts, estate tax planning, elder law planning, business law, including the formation of corporations, LLC’s and LLP’s partnerships, and other business entities and sole proprietorships, including compliance with federal and state laws, and landlord/tenant matters.
Attorney Baker has been practicing law in Western Massachusetts for the past twenty-eight years and regularly services clients in Hampshire, Hampden and Franklin, Berkshire and Worcester Counties.
Attorney Baker holds a strong belief in providing personal service and attention to this clients. The Law Office of James E. Baker, P.C. is conveniently located at 40 Bridge Street, South Hadley, Massachusetts, with parking behind the office.
“One piece of advice I received early on in my efforts to expand and improve the business that I run was to gather trusted and capable team members who will work with me toward my goals. Attorney Baker has been a key team member who has helped us to navigate the sometimes complex legal requirements we have faced as we moved from being renters to property owners, worked with local authorities through our construction phase, closed on loans, etc. We would not be where we are today without Jim’s legal expertise, his caring and supportive guidance, and his willingness to go the extra mile.”
- Donna M. Denette, Executive Director, Children First Enterprises, Inc.
“Let me just say that if anyone asks me for a recommendation for a lawyer my first response is always Attorney Baker! In the 10 years I have been selling real estate Attorney Baker has always proven to be someone I can completely trust to give my clients the same service and attention that I always try to provide.
Selling or buying a home can be very stressful and I want to do everything in my power to make the experience as pleasant and easy as it can be by having people like Attorney Baker on my team. Attorney Baker in involved from beginning to end, dealing with any issues that arise, being available to answer questions, taking the time to make my clients comfortable with the process and always going above and beyond to accommodate each client's different circumstances. He gives exemplary service to everyone I have ever sent through the door. Jim is honest, has integrity and works hard for every singe one of his clients. I can attest the customer service is top notch!"
- Joni Fleming, Realtor, ERA M. Connie Laplante Real Estate