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  Law Offices of Michael D. Baer, LLC.
Michael Baer, President

412 Cedar Lane
2nd Floor West
Teaneck, NJ 07666


Phone 201-804-0600  
Mobile (201) 417-0934  
Fax 201-804-0636

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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. He has extensive experience drafting legal documents, motions and appeals, as well as developing and conducting employee training programs for his clients. Additionally, he has personal injury, collections and criminal law experience. He often serves as a national speaker on relevant legal topics within the food manufacturing sector.

 

Michael has deep roots in the insurance defense industry, having represented many carriers including CNA, Travelers, Hartford, PMA Insurance Company, as well as several self insured corporations. Michael was also employed as a trial attorney for a major liability insurance carrier, where he handed all aspects of defense litigation on behalf of their insureds, from inception through trial, in actions arising from motor vehicle accidents and premises liability, dental malpractice and labor law claims.  

 

For the past decade, 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.

 

Michael began his legal career as corporate counsel for a large regional martial arts corporation, with nineteen schools in three states. His duties and responsibilities as corporate counsel included drafting all agreements, contracts and leases, handling collection disputes, personal injury actions and employment related issues.  This position served as the springboard for Michael’s interest in and development of risk management programs and initiatives on behalf of his clients.

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Michael is admitted to practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Courts of New York and New Jersey. 

 

EDUCATION

Clark University, B.A., 1988, Sociology/Criminal Justice and Chemistry;

Pace University School of Law, J. D. 1992.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

New York State and New Jersey Bar Associations. State and Federal Courts

 

FAMILY/COMMUNITY

Michael and his wife Robin have two daughters, and reside in Fairlawn, New Jersey. Michael is a member of the Fairlawn Jewish Center Executive Committee and devotes an extensive amount of time to sitting on two addtional non profit boards, Breaking the Chain Through Education and Areyvut.  He is also active in the Fair Lawn Rotary and Chamber of Commerce.  Michael is a past board member of the Bergen Ramapo Animal Refuge.

 

Industry: Legal    
Specialty: Litigation and Business Counseling

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