Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law

“Mr. Bald’s law office excels in personal service in stark contrast to others. There are legal “mills” in operation. I wanted no part of herd one-size-fits all legal counsel in setting up my estate. I have been kept current with post-2010 changes to powers of attorney in Maryland which invalidates earlier documents.

Due to blindness I became responsible for the legal affairs of my aunt. Mr. Bald provided the guidance I needed to understand my responsibilities and limits. I also noted that he thoroughly satisfied himself that my appointment was in the best interest of my aunt, reflecting his high ethical standards. Sadly, our family experienced a home health care worker who gained control of an elder’s estate with the aid of a less discerning attorney.

The probate of my aunt’s estate would have been quite bewildering without Mr. Bald’s guidance. Being a non-child posed additional hurtles to me from the very beginning. But there is a human side to the legal steps involved. It is not enough to simply know the law. A family attorney must be capable of sensitivity in handling the people as well as their affairs. And I am deeply appreciative of Mr. Bald’s consideration of all my family members in our loss of our beloved aunt.”

Joyce P.
Anne Arundel County



“Jeffrey T. Bald and the Bald Law Firm handled two Estate Probates for me within the past five years. He is very knowledgeable about the probate process, and takes the time to provide an excellent overview of what to expect at each stage in the process. I found him easy to work with collaboratively, open to alternative ideas, and willing to explain the implications of different approaches. In a couple of instances during the process, he and his staff went “above and beyond” in providing support and services. Both he and his staff are easy to communicate with. My phone calls and emails were always returned promptly, and I felt that all my questions were fully answered.

Mr. Bald is a thoroughly fine person and well respected within the legal community. The Bald Law Firm has had an excellent reputation within the Annapolis community and the State of Maryland for decades and has served our family for generations.
I recommend him and his staff without reservation for your estate planning and probate needs.”

Ginny T.
Anne Arundel County, Md.



“I initially chose Jeffrey Bald and Atlantic Title Company from a recommended list of settlement agents provided by Navy Federal Credit Union for my first Annapolis home re-financing. I was so pleased by his friendly, efficient, thorough manner in making the settlement easy, quick, and painless — no surprises is what you want in settlements — that I chose Jeff and the Bald Law Firm to update my estate documents. Based on my requests and needs, he produced my estate documents, talking me through every page to ensure I understood and was satisfied with the entire package. Since then, he’s updated my estate documents several times as things have changed. I also re-financed my home two more times using his services. Finally, when my brother died out of state, Jeff referred me to pertinent sources for out of state legal info while answering some basic questions that helped steer me in the right direction. I appreciate that he is approachable, responsive, and reasonably priced. I have highly recommended Jeffrey T. Bald and the Bald Law Firm to my family and friends and do so again here now.”

Lucy Lomax
Certified Yoga Teacher, E-RYT-500, RPYT
Ever Practical Yoga



“When I was faced with the arduous challenge of Personal Representative on behalf of my Aunt’s Estate I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Jeffrey Bald. He had known Aunt J for the last 30 years and provided legal counsel regarding her estate over that period of time. He was highly regarded in her opinion and that in itself provided the assurance I needed at this difficult time. Mr. Bald demonstrated thorough knowledge of the probate process and assisted me at every juncture. He consistently responded to my telephone calls, e-mails providing me with the information required to make the correct decisions regarding my Aunt’s estate. His response was not limited to business hours, but evening and weekends as required. I never felt rushed or “on the clock” when meeting with him or speaking to him over the phone. The hours charged were reasonable, keeping the costs affordable. I highly recommend Jeffrey Bald to anyone looking for a lawyer who specializes in probate, estate planning, trust and elder law. His work ethic is rare and commendable, you will find your legacy in very capable hands.”

Paul C.
Easton, Md.



Special Needs Trust

“Jeffrey Bald, our attorney since 2003, was extremely helpful to us when we asked him to establish a 3rd party special needs trust for our 2 yr. old granddaughter who is disabled and suffering from Spina Bifida. It was very comforting and reassuring to know that we were using someone very compassionate and knowledgeable in this type of Trust Law.

We found Jeffrey to be extremely organized and concise in explaining the many facets of the trust to us. He successfully guided us through the process and let us think about the different options available to us with clarity and empathy. The professionalism, knowledge and courtesies he and his staff have demonstrated to us are first class. We rest easy at night knowing that our granddaughter’s needs have been provided for and will be followed through in a professional and caring manor. Our son and daughter-in-law also have expressed their thanks to Jeffrey for setting up the trust for their daughter. Having worked with a variety of attorneys my entire professional life, I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Bald to anyone seeking guidance for wills/trusts, powers of attorney, and other Estate Planning documents. My wife and I have all of the previous listed documents thanks to Mr. Bald’s assistance. “

Annalie and Vince B.
Howard County, Maryland




“For three generations, our family has been using the Bald Law Firm to handle all of our legal needs, both personal and for the family’s farming business. The Lawyer’s at the Bald Law Firm can be trusted to provide good and sound legal advice and to explain it in easy to understand terms. We have worked with Attorney Jeffrey Bald for over 30 years and he has helped our family with numerous business and real estate decisions and transactions. Mr. Bald provides quick, reliable service and with that, his personal attention to help you make the best decision for your situation. We would recommend the Bald Law Firm to anyone who needs a lawyer who will look out for them.”

Herbert and Agnes C.
Anne Arundel County, Maryland



“Jeffrey T. Bald and the Bald Law Firm have looked after my company’s best interest for more than 25 years. His experience and knowledge of business and real estate law has helped us make many important and timely decisions as we’ve grown.

Recently, I asked Jeff for help with a complicated business proposition and he gave me advice I didn’t really want to hear. I had an emotional attachment to this project and Jeff helped we see that the timing wasn’t good. He saved me a lot of headache and disappointment.

I’ve recommended Jeff and the Bald Law Firm to many friends in business and to family members who found him easy to talk to and quick to understand their situations. I think many people feel intimidated when they sit down to talk to an attorney but that feeling goes away very quickly in Jeff’s office. He’s down to earth and eager to help. He listens carefully, and thinks creatively and strategically. He thinks about the long term outcome. All these things he factors into his plan on how to handle a situation and how to help you make the best decision. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jeff to anyone needing a business or real estate lawyer.”

David G. White
Severn Auto Body, Inc.



“Mr. Bald has represented my business interests several times throughout the years. He always brings a rational, well-thought and realistic approach to any negotiation. Mr. Bald’s law experience and uncanny ability to negotiate brings a comforting feeling that my interests are always 100% represented. I also cherish the warm, personal attention his office provides.”

André Gvozden, MD
Gvozden Pediatrics, PA



Real Estate

“I recently dealt with the Bald Law Firm to buy a home in Maryland that the seller was selling without the services of a real estate agent. Mr. Bald has been assisting Maryland residents with their real estate needs for over 30 years. Attorney, Jeffrey T. Bald, was able to handle everything from preparing the contract to conducting the closing.

My mortgage was with a private lender so I also needed to have a lawyer knowledgeable in the mortgage industry to prepare all of the loan documents. The lender and I were very lucky to have Mr. Bald involved in the transaction since he was able to prepare all of the loan documents pursuant to our specific demands. Having this done by him saved me thousands of dollars. He also saved the seller thousand’s of dollars by not having to pay a real estate commission.

The documents he prepared were all well written and easy to understand. Jeffrey Bald was also very attentive during the document review process; he answered all of my questions and helped to educate me of my legal obligations during the entire settlement process. I was also extremely impressed with his genuine and professional way he conducted himself.

He was trusted and respected by all parties involved. I found that he not only had a deep understanding of the law but also genuinely cares for the work that he does and the clients that he works with. I have every confidence in the abilities of the Bald Law Firm and would recommend the Firm to anyone looking for a real estate or settlement attorney.”

Bill M.
Anne Arundel County, Maryland


Bald Law Firm, LLC
192 Duke of Gloucester St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 267-9300
(410) 269-6477 fax

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