Derrick Braaten, Partner
109 North 4th Street, Suite 100
Bismarck, ND 58501
Derrick moved to North Dakota to work with Sarah Vogel Law Partners, now Baumstark Braaten, in August of 2007.
Prior to entering the legal profession, Derrick worked with the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture for two years, and has been very active working with sustainable agriculture and local food systems advocacy.
Derrick began his legal career working for Larry Leventhal, the renowned civil rights and American Indian law attorney, and member of the legal defense team for the founders of AIM following the Wounded Knee II standoff.
In recent years, Derrick has been involved as a volunteer and board member for several organizations in Minnesota and North Dakota working on agricultural issues, ranging from serving as President of the local open-air market in Bismarck called Urban Harvest to serving as a board member for Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society.
handles many matters in this area, ranging from negotiating oil and gas leases and surface agreements to complex multi-jurisdictional litigation against large oil and gas exploration and production companies.
continues to maintain a significant agricultural law practice as well, handling matters such as crop insurance arbitrations, NAD appeals, elevator insolvency actions, and other complex litigation.
Marketing Local Food, Jane Grimsbo Jewett, Beth Nelson and Derrick Braaten (2007)
Local Food: Where to Find it, How to Buy it, Jane Grimsbo Jewett and Derrick Braaten
Derrick has also spoken at many landowner meetings around North Dakota hosted by the Northwest Landowners Association and other groups, and has taught a section on legal entities for a business and entrepreneurship course at Sitting Bull College.