Jereme Baker is the owner and Managing Member of Baker Law Group. Mr. Baker has extensive experience in the various practice areas of the firm, namely, Real Estate, Business/Corporate Law, Probate, Estate Planning and Guardianship/Conservatorship Law. He has provided legal and business advice to many small to medium sized businesses through roles as both in-house legal counsel and as outside general counsel.
Some of Mr. Baker’s recent practice accomplishments include negotiating and forming a multimillion-dollar joint venture investment fund; assisting private equity client in acquiring over $30 million in real estate assets including drafting, negotiating and in the performance of due diligence; and assisting client in the negotiation and drafting of a $60 million-dollar commercial real estate development venture in Denver.
Mr. Baker has also provided advisement regarding governance, management and operation of privately held investment ventures, advisement regarding regulatory/compliance review, formation and drafting of corporate governance documents and board books, drafting of business formation and partnership agreements, drafting of commercial loan agreements, and negotiating, resolving, and litigating contractual disputes. In addition, he has advised regarding various real estate matters, including drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, drafting residential and commercial leases, and conducting real estate title and due diligence review. In the areas of probate and estate planning, he has experience litigating contested wills/trusts and probate contests, advising clients regarding probate administration, and drafting wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.
Jereme started Baker Law Group in 2011. He earned his B.A. from Rutgers University and his J.D. Degree from the University of Colorado. He has two preschool aged boys, and he loves taking them camping, hiking, and fishing and watching them grow up. He is a 2014 Recipient of the Billy Lewis Young Lawyer Award – Courage Under Fire Award.
Brian Petz is a senior associate and chair of the Probate and Estate Planning Department of Baker Law Group, LLC. His practice focuses on estate planning, guardianship and conservatorship, estate and trust administration, and probate litigation. Mr. Petz has represented an array of clients in estate planning, including those with small, moderate, and large estates, as well as those with traditional and blended families. He has assisted clients in the administration of multimillion-dollar trusts and estates, and has litigated probate issues concerning, among other things: fiduciary appointment and removal; surcharge; common-law marriage; and heirship.
In addition to his probate practice, Mr. Petz has supported the Real Estate and Business Law Departments of Baker Law Group, LLC, recently assisting on real estate acquisitions exceeding $30 million in value, various commercial contracts, master service agreements, commercial and residential leases, and business formations.
Mr. Petz joined Baker Law Group as an associate attorney in 2015. He is a member of the Colorado and Arapahoe County Bar Associations, the Elder Law and Trust & Estate Sections of the Colorado Bar Association, and is actively involved in various organizations serving and advocating for Colorado’s senior population.
Mr. Petz earned his B.S. from Florida State University and his J.D. from University of Colorado Law School. Originally from Clearwater, Florida, Brian now lives in Thornton with his wife and three dogs. During his spare time, he enjoys hiking and playing hockey.
Dan Ernst is a senior associate with extensive experience as general counsel to Homeowners Associations and as a Civil Litigation specialist. He is licensed in both Colorado and California, and has helped HOA clients through complex compliance and land-use issues, setting up governing documents as well as assessment collections. As a litigator, he has a history of success in arbitrations, mediations, and mandatory court settlement conferences and was recently part of a trial team that won a $58 million verdict for 10 client families.
Dan earned his J.D. from New York University (NYU) in 2013, and also has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University and an A.B. in Physics from U.C. Berkeley. Before law school, he served as a Professor of Philosophy and International Relations at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. He also served as a teaching fellow, teaching assistant, and research assistant at Harvard University. He grew up in Israel and lives in Denver with his wife Annie. They adore hiking and exploring our beautiful state and national parks.
Originally from Southern California, Chris earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver in 2010, majoring in History and Art History, and obtained his Juris Doctor from New England Law Boston in 2015. While earning his JD, Chris focused on criminal law, governmental law and Wills, Trusts, and Estates.
While at New England Law Boston, Chris was Vice President of the school’s Federal Bar Association, and worked with the Massachusetts Inspector General’s Office, Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Colorado’s 19th Judicial District as a student attorney. In addition to working in the governmental sector he was able to work with the Law Office of Julie Latimer assisting in Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning in Massachusetts. He also coached the Commonwealth Current, a USA Swimming Team.
Chris joined Baker Law Group in March of 2018 when he moved back to Denver. He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and Federal Bar Association. Chris has a passion for coaching and is a swim coach for the Colorado STARS and a collegiate water polo referee. Chris also enjoys hiking, skiing, mountain biking, watching movies, and reading.
Emily is an experienced legal assistant dedicated to serving each client with care as they navigate their legal matter. She grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Bethel University, St. Paul, majoring in English Literature and Writing and English Education. After several years as a secondary English teacher, she made the transition to the legal field, which she found to be an excellent fit. Since then, she has worked as a legal assistant for Kennedy & Kennedy Law Office and Lanners & Olson, P.A. in Minnesota where she gained experience in a number of legal areas before moving to Colorado and joining Baker Law Group. She enjoys the variety of people and work that she encounters in this position.
Outside of the office, Emily spends her time exploring the outdoors, hiking, camping, running, reading, walking her dog, and completing freelance writing and editing projects.
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