Baldwin Law Group practices sophisticated employee benefits law at the highest level, representing benefit plans and plan sponsors. Between them, Marika Ostendorf and John Baldwin have more than 50 years of concentrated experience with matters involving ERISA. In 2010, the firm was listed in the inaugural edition of "Best Law Firms" in the area of employee benefits law. The firm's listing continues for 2011-2012.


A specialist in the field of employee benefits law, Marika Ostendorf is AV rated* and included in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2006. Her clients include one of the largest foundations in the United States, large multi-national corporations, and numerous healthcare systems in different regions of the United States. She routinely advises employers on matters of deferred compensation for executives. Marika was listed among the "Maryland Super Lawyers" in the field of employee benefits for 2009-2012.


John Baldwin spent 17 years as managing partner/chairman of a large firm based in Baltimore. He has represented employee benefit plans and plan sponsors since the enactment of ERISA in 1974. He also has over 35 years of experience with estate and trust matters, and served as sole personal representative of an estate with diverse assets exceeding $115,000,000.00. He has been AV rated* for over 25 years, and serves as trustee of numerous substantial trusts.


BLG also has employment law capabilities in the person of Vera L. Case, an experienced employment attorney. Vera Case has a substantial background in all areas of employment law, with an emphasis on counseling and litigation avoidance.


When clients work with BLG, they understand at the outset that they will be working with an attorney who has little or no "learning curve." BLG attorneys understand how to be efficient and practical, with the result that clients receive significant value in the resolution of legal matters.


After a very successful and rewarding five years in business, Baldwin Law Group, LLP relocated its office on September 1, 2011. John Baldwin and Marika Ostendorf are grateful for the consistent support and encouragement provided by their many clients. In the view expressed by one client, they "have not missed a beat," since opening for business in April, 2006.


* "AV" is a registered certification mark used with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.


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