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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.  Clean Energy Expert.

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation.  I regularly represent national non-profits, community groups, and local governments in federal appellate litigation.  In recent months, I have co-authored a petition for certiorari of the U.S. Supreme Court and litigated before the D.C. Circuit and the Fifth Circuit. I also have experience litigating in state and federal trial courts in New Mexico.

Regulatory & Legislative Matters. I routinely represent clients before state, local, and federal agencies.  Last year, I 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.

Representative Clients

  • The City of Sunland Park, New Mexico

  • Natural Resources Defense Council

  • Sierra Club

  • Southwest Environmental Center

  • UNICA, The Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Industry Association

  • Yellow Bird Services LLC


Curriculum Vitae / LinkedIn

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