Areas of Practice

Adam Ripple


I am not afraid of hard work. Whether it is cleaning the chicken coop on the farm or negotiating a real estate deal, my approach is to just roll up my sleeves and tackle the job head on.

In all of my roles in life, I enjoy being the guy people count on in tough situations and when difficult decisions are required. Addressing an agitated crowd at a public meeting, navigating a complex zoning process to advance a client’s development, or deciding to cull the flock at home all require candidness, decisiveness, and follow through. I apply those principles to everything I do.

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Adam Ripple is a shareholder in the firm. He concentrates his practice in:

  • Municipal and Government Law – City, Township, County, Special Districts
  • Land Use and Zoning – Platting and planned use developments; industrial, commercial and residential development; shoreland concerns; sewer projects
  • Real Estate – Purchases and sales, solar leases, easements & access issues and subdivisions
  • Condemnation/Eminent Domain – Both right of way acquisition and landowner representation, including commercial and residential relocation
  • Environmental and Water Law – Environmental review, agricultural drainage, public water/wetland projects, wastewater issues

Adam takes pride in providing government clients with responsive, relevant advice in local governance and finding practical solutions to problems. He also enjoys guiding businesses and property owners through their interactions with state and local government.

Adam graduated from Northland College with a degree in Chemistry and Biology. He received his law degree and a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from Hamline University in St. Paul. Prior to joining Rinke Noonan in 2006, Adam worked with various county, state and federal agencies.

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota


Adam is actively involved in community service and is a member of several wildlife conservation organizations. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for Minnesota Waters, the Board of the Central Minnesota Transportation Alliance and as an appointed member of the Stearns County Extension Committee.

Adam lives on a hobby farm in Collegeville Township and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and daughter

Fargo Moorhead Diversion Project

The Fargo Moorhead Diversion Project is a major flood control project intended to provide flood relief to the primarily the City of Fargo and Moorhead.  Unfortunately, this will come at the expense of others, including many rural landowners and farmers.  For more information on the Project, click on the link below.

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