Energy Law

Our energy law practice focuses on helping the farmers, ranchers and other individuals impacted by energy development. We’ve found that most firms serve primarily the movers of energy development, rather than those dealing with the results of such development. We have experience helping landowners with zoning and land use issues, oil and gas, wind and coal leasing, legal challenges and representation in front of state agencies and any other issues landowners have in dealing with energy development. We have also advised governmental bodies on issues related to wind energy development and other land use issues, and our attorneys have given presentations on leasing and wind energy development around the state. We support responsible energy development, but we demand that the landowners who deal with its impacts have a voice and a vote in how this development occurs. In order to ensure that we do not have conflicts with respect to representing landowners and mineral owners, we do not represent oil and gas operators or developers.

In addition to our legal practice, our attorneys have offered their time for presentations to groups on leasing and landowner rights in the areas of energy development. Please review our descriptions of the specific areas of energy development in which we work, such as oil and gas, pipelines, wind, and coal.

Derrick Braaten


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We excel at responding to the unexpected and have the experience necessary to ensure we are prepared when the unexpected occurs. Please contact us if you find yourself in need of astute attorneys with a passion for protecting land and its stewards.

Braaten Law Firm

109 North 4th Street, Suite 100
Bismarck, ND 58501

(701) 221-2911


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