Keister & Baker Law Office LLC

Keister & Baker

Committed to Providing Expert Legal Service.


About Keister & Baker

At Keister & Baker, LLC we are committed to providing expert legal service.  We give down-to-earth guidance in a professional and understandable manner.  Whether you are making personal decisions that relate to just you, or whether you are planning for your family, estate, or your business or farm, at Keister & Baker, we can help. 

We clarify the options.  We design the right plan to maximize operational and tax advantages, while fostering wealth maintenance and transferability.  Whether it is estate planning through the use of trusts, or forming business entities, or even a complex real estate transaction, our office is here to help.




124 S. Market Street
Suite 101
Van Wert, OH 45891



t: (419) 238-2488
F: (419) 238-1138


Areas of Practice


Whether your business has been around for generations, or whether you are forming a new business, our firm can help.  At Keister & Baker, we understand how to utilize business structures to limit liability and maximize management and planning benefits.  We explain the options clearly so our clients can focus on their business, not legal issues.


Keister & Baker is proud to assist our ag community.  Our goals are to protect and strengthen our local farmers and ag-related businesses.  We do this by helping our clients select the optimum business structures to shield from liability and to maximize estate planning and tax advantages.  Our office keeps our clients up-to-date on new laws and assists in the transition of ag operations to the next generation through sophisticated estate planning and gifting techniques.

Estate Planning & Administration

Our firm is proud to provide estate planning.  In fact, it is one of our signature areas. Whether you have a large or small estate, planning for the next generation is essential.  We walk our clients through the complexities in an easy-to-understand manner.  Whether your estate includes a business or farm, we can assist you in avoiding probate.


Our firm provides services necessary to complete a real estate acquisition and handle a variety of other real estate issues.  Having an attorney on your side to critically examine a purchase agreement or a closing statement, for example, can protect your interests and prevent problems down the road.   Too often a buyer or seller, or even a realtor, will neglect to seek legal counsel, only to use our services later to address the problems and consequences that arise.


Steve and I have worked together on all types of real estate closings and ventures for over twenty-five years. Obviously, I have great appreciation for his firm’s expertise and work product.
— Bob Gamble, Bee Gee Realty