David R. Baake
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Harvard Law ‘14. Experienced Litigator Serving Southern New Mexico.
Civil Litigation. I represent individuals, small businesses, 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, litigated complex environmental appeals before the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the D.C. and Fifth Circuits, and helped a New Mexico small business secure a $60,000 settlement in a breach-of-contract matter—within two weeks of accepting its case. In addition to litigating my own cases, I collaborate 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.