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David Richard Baake

David Richard Baake

Harvard Law Graduate Serving Southern New Mexico
  • Appeals & Appellate, Business Law, Environmental Law
  • California, New Mexico
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Harvard Law graduate serving southern New Mexico with a focus on Civil Litigation, Business Law, and Regulatory Matters.

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 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 a month before trial, and succeeded in having the case dismissed

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.

I represent clients before state, local, and federal government agencies. Last year, I represented the Brazilian sugarcane ethanol industry in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rulemaking, and worked closely with a small solar company to pass one of the first Property Assessed Clean Energy ordinances in New Mexico.

I work with New Mexico small businesses to draft contracts, raise capital through exempt securities offerings, and identify tax deductions and credits. 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.

Harvard University
J.D. (2014)
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Arizona State University
B.S. (2011) | Biological Sciences
Honors: Summa cum laude
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Professional Experience
Baake Law LLC
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Law Clerk to the Honorable George H. King
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Law Clerk to the Honorable David G. Campbell
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
Ford Fellow in the Climate & Clean Energy Program
Natural Resources Defense Council
Professional Associations
State Bar of New Mexico # 150522
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 325087
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Maryland Court of Appeals
ID Number: Inactive
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New Mexico
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5th Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Environmental Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
The Law Office of David. R Baake
Contact & Map
Baake Law LLC
Las Cruces, NM, USA
Cell: (575) 343-2782