International Trade Center SBDC / Long Beach CITD
4900 E. Conant St. Bldg 2 Ste. 108
Long Beach, CA 90808-1746
English or Spanish Appointments
Michael Baker has been practicing law in California since 1975 and has specialized in international trade law, international finance, and Customs law. He has had federal licenses as a United States Customhouse Broker and Foreign Freight Forwarder. He works with clients in China and Latin America establishing manufacturing facilities, liaisons and working business plans for companies. He has offices in West Los Angeles and Tijuana, Mexico.
In 1991 he began teaching at UCLA. Since that time he has taught 11 different subject classes (Introduction to International Business; Introduction to Exporting; Introduction to Importing; Introduction to International Trade; Export, Documentation & Banking; Advanced Import Operations; Law in International Business; Doing Business in Mexico; and Global Currency Management). Mr. Baker was the first to teach a UCLA international business course on-line in 1998 when he taught ‘Introduction to International Business.’ Baker has received high student evaluations and 28 times received letters of commendation from UCLA being among the top 10% of student rated instructors.
He has also taught at the Graduate School of Business at CETYS University in Mexico teaching classes such as ‘Legal Aspects of International Business’ and ‘International Markets.’
He also currently lectures and is a trade consultant at the Center for International Trade Development (CITD) at Long Beach.