RALPH R. SAFFORD (“Randy”) is a founding member of Safford & Baker. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Randy has been practicing law in Michigan since 1974 after receiving his undergrad degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from Harvard University. Randy practices in the areas of general business law and commercial transactions with a focus on representing the owners of small to medium-sized companies. An experienced commercial litigator, Randy has successfully handled hundreds of disputes in state and federal courts, administrative agencies and private arbitration.
DONALD H. BAKER JR. is a founding member of Safford & Baker. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Don has been practicing law in North Carolina and Michigan since 1983 and 1987 respectively. After receiving his undergrad degree from the University of North Carolina and his law degree from the University of Michigan, Don began his legal career as a law clerk to Honorable James Dickson Phillips, Jr., United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. Don practices in the areas of general business law, commercial transactions, and taxation, with a focus on venture capital/capital formation, publishing, copyright, and computer law. Don has been an Adjunct Professor of Taxation at Walsh College in Troy, Michigan since 1989.
GEORGE H. MEYER is the newest addition to Safford & Baker, serving as Of counsel to the firm. A distinguished graduate of the University of Michigan, the Harvard Law School and Wayne State University Law School where he obtained a Masters in tax and labor law, George after service as an Air Force JAG officer, began his practice with the Detroit firm of Fischer, Franklin & Ford. In 1974, George founded what is now known as Meyer & Kirk, PLLC, concentrating primarily in the areas of business law for corporations, the owners of small-medium-sized businesses and professionals and in estate planning. A published author on tax equalization in Michigan and a nationally known lecturer and author on American folk art, George has served on the boards of numerous civic and non-profit organizations, including the Detroit Science Center, the Cranbrook Writer’s Guild, the Detroit Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the American Folk Art Museum in New York.
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