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The Law Office of David. R Baake

David R. Baake


(575) 343-2782

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Harvard Law ‘14.  Experienced Litigator Serving Southern New Mexico.

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation.  I represent small businesses, national non-profits, community groups, and local governments in civil litigation at the state and federal level. In recent months, I have co-authored a petition for certiorari of the U.S. Supreme Court and litigated complex environmental appeals before the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the D.C. and Fifth Circuits. I have also helped a New Mexico small business secure a $60,000 settlement in a breach-of-contract matter, less than two weeks after accepting its case. Most recently, I took over a breach-of-contract case from another attorney just over a month before trial, and succeeded in having the case against my clients dismissed without trial.

In addition to litigating my own cases, I serve as co-counsel with other firms in high stakes litigation. For example, I am currently co-counsel with the Berman Litigation Group in a multi-million dollar breach of contract case in the Central District of California.

Regulatory & Legislative Matters. I routinely represent clients before state, local, and federal agencies.  For example, I have represented the Brazilian sugarcane ethanol industry in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rulemaking and worked closely with a solar company to pass one of the first Property Assessed Clean Energy ordinances in New Mexico.

Tax & Business Law. I work with New Mexico businesses to draft contracts, raise capital, and identify tax savings. For example, I recently helped a start-up prepare an exempt securities offering, drafting its private placement memorandum and securing a “no action” assurance from state regulators. Visit my Small Business Solutions page to learn more.


I am admitted to practice law in New Mexico and California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.


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