Carl T. Baker, a founding partner of FMBF, will become the first Warren County-based attorney in more than 35 years to chair the largest law section of the New York State Bar Association.
Carl was elected chairperson-elect of the more than 5,000 member Trust and Estates Law Section at the Association’s annual meeting in New York City and will assume the role in January of 2013. Most recently, he served as treasurer and secretary. Carl also served in a number of leadership roles for the section, including two terms as district representative to the Executive Committee and former chairperson of the section’s Committee on Practice and Ethics (1999-2001). A frequent lecturer on trust and estate matters, he has spoken at more than 30 continuing education programs for the State Bar Association. He is a member of the Warren County Bar Association, The American Bar Association, and the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law sections of the American Bar Association. He is a member and past president of the Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York and former member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
About Carl Baker
A practicing attorney in the Glens Falls region for more than 30 years, Carl limits his practice to estate planning, will and trust drafting, estate settlements, and elder law. He earned his law degree from Albany Law School of Union University, is the author of several law articles and textbook chapters, and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in American Law and “Upstate New York Super Lawyers”.
Active in the community, Carl is a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Glens Falls, secretary of the Glens Falls Kiwanis Foundation, past president of the Widowed Persons Service of Greater Glens Falls Area, former chairperson and current member of the Planned Giving Council of Glens Falls Hospital, and a member of the Legacy Club Committee of the Glens Falls YMCA. He is past director of Compre-Care, Inc., served on the board of governors of Glens Falls Hospital (1995-2006) and the Glens Falls Hospital Foundation, which he chaired in 2005.
Carl lives with his wife, Sandy, in Queensbury. They have two grown children.
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