Your Legal Team
Founder & Managing Member
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, Estate Planning, and Probate. 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 he has experience litigating contested wills/trusts and probate contests, & advising clients regarding probate administration.
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. Additionally, superlawyers.com recognized Mr. Baker as a “Rising Star”.
Senior Associate Attorney
Brian Petz is a senior associate at Baker Law Group. His practice focuses on Business Law, Probate & Estate Planning, and Real Estate Law. 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 the 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.
Senior Associate Attorney
Robert Harper is a senior associate with extensive litigation experience in civil litigation including personal injury, construction defect (CDARA), business and real estate litigation, and landlord-tenant disputes. Robert has considerable trial experience with multiple courtroom victories. Overall, Robert has represented clients in over 350 litigated matters across Colorado, including Federal, District, and County Courts.
Robert believes in utilizing strategic litigation tactics to outmaneuver and gain a legal advantage for his clients. Robert also ensures that his clients are fully informed so that they can make educated decisions. In representing both Plaintiff and Defendants alike, Robert brings a unique insight in each case to create leverage for his clients.
While originally from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Robert earned his J.D. and master’s degree at Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont. Before law school, Robert attended Albright University in Reading, PA majoring in both History and Political Science. While there, Robert earned All-American honors, Defensive Player of the Year, and received the Student Athlete of the Year Award in 2009. Robert is a member of the both the Colorado, and Douglas County Bar Associations. Robert has also been bestowed with the Top 40 under 40 Award for Lawyers in the State of Colorado.
Robert enjoys playing golf, hiking, flyfishing and spending time with his wife, Casey, and two pets, Jersey the boxer and Jack the cat. Robert is an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Senior Associate Attorney
Joseph (“Joe”) O’Keefe is a Philadelphia native with a distinguished legal background. After many years in Pennsylvania, he shifted his focus to a nationwide practice specializing in complex commercial real estate transactions, business and real estate litigation, and defense of serious crimes.
He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Villanova’s School of Law and an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. He ran a successful general practice in Pennsylvania for over twenty-five years before relocating to Colorado.
Joe has imparted over a thousand continuing legal education credits on various topics, including Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, trial strategy, and more. He is admitted to practice in several jurisdictions, including the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court of Colorado, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Joe has garnered significant respect in the legal community through his contributions to continuing legal education (CLE). His passion for mentoring younger lawyers and his commitment to the legal community’s education has been widely recognized.
Andrew is an associate attorney at Baker Law Group and is part of our Litigation team. He is particularly skilled in researching, analyzing, and arguing complicated legal issues with high personal stakes. Mr. Lang joined the team at Baker Law Group, LLC, to expand his litigation practice, while still centering it around building relationships with clients and achieving positive results for them.
A transplant from the New York City area, Mr. Lang graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a B.A. in history and a minor in political science. He received his J.D. from New York University School of Law (“NYU”), ranked as the fifth (5th) best law school in the U.S. After clerking for a judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, he subsequently relocated to Colorado Springs at the beginning of 2020 to work for the Office of the Public Defender.
When not practicing law, Mr. Lang enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time at home with his partner, cat, and two dogs.
Brian Downing is a distinguished attorney specializing in insurance litigation, with profound expertise and a wealth of experience that sets him apart in the field. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2008 and holds a Bachelor of Science, Magna cum laude, from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
In the realm of insurance litigation, Brian has demonstrated an unwavering commitment and exceptional prowess. He honed his litigation skills as in-house counsel for Farmers Insurance, where he meticulously handled many cases, primarily focusing on insurance litigation, conducting numerous depositions, and securing many defense verdicts in solo jury trials. His extensive experience includes automobile accidents, construction defects, and various other commercial litigation cases pertinent to insurance.
Brian’s expertise further expanded during his tenure at State Farm Automobile Insurance, where he specialized in first-party insurance cases and complex litigation. Serving as corporate legal counsel for over six years, Brian played a pivotal role in advancing legal practices, especially in trial technology, exhibiting a profound impact on implementing innovative legal strategies and technologies.
In his 15-year career, Brian has notably conducted 46 jury trials, demonstrating his vast knowledge and remarkable proficiency in insurance litigation. His comprehensive understanding of the complexities involved in insurance cases, coupled with a strong foundation in various related legal areas, underscores his capability to navigate the intricate landscapes of insurance litigation with precision and excellence.
Tyler grew up in Virginia Beach and attended the University of Virginia, where he double-majored in history and classical languages with a focus in Latin. While in school, Tyler studied abroad at the University of Oxford, the start of a lifelong passion for travel. After college, Tyler worked as a lease administrator for Dollar Tree, Inc. before heading west in 2013 to attend law school at the University of Colorado. During law school, Tyler served as President of the Construction and Real Estate Law Association, attended the school’s Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, and worked for firms specializing in real estate litigation and corporate law.
After graduating in 2016, Tyler worked as an associate attorney for Professional Finance Company, Inc., specializing in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act compliance and litigation. Tyler joined the Colorado Creditor Bar Association in February 2018 and was elected Secretary in April 2018.
Tyler joined Murr Siler & Accomazzo, P.C. in August 2019, where he brought Fair Debt Collection Practices Act knowledge to the firm and expanded his practice to include commercial litigation, mortgage servicer defense, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant law, and foreclosures. Tyler has presented a CLE on foreclosure law in Colorado and recently co-authored a successful Brief in Opposition to Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States, preserving the dismissal of a debtor’s bankruptcy for failure to pay all of her mortgage payments timely as required under her Chapter 13 plan.
At Baker Law Group, LLC, Tyler specializes in litigation involving real estate, breach of contract, landlord-tenant law, foreclosures, and related areas.
Outside of practicing law, Tyler enjoys running, traveling, hiking, camping, geocaching, playing bass guitar, attending concerts, playing tennis, watching sports, and returning to his hometown for some sun and surfing in the summer.