Zachary Burmeister

Areas of Practice

Zachary Burmeister


I’ve always enjoyed putting in time on the water.  The key to a successful fishing trip is finding the proper presentation to use at the right time in the right location.  Oftentimes, this means recognizing when a small change in temperature or wind direction requires a change in tactics or a change in location.

These principles carry over into my professional life of pursuing legal solutions.  An understanding of the details of a case or legal issue is crucial to determining how the evidence needs to be prepared and presented.  Small changes in the facts underlying the issue can require wholesale changes in the way that issues needs to be addressed.  Being prepared to adapt to these changes is important to me, and is critical to finding the best solutions to my clients’ legal issues.

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Zach concentrates his practice in the areas of:

  • Water Law
  • Agriculture
  • Environment and Natural Resources

A native of Hector, MN, Zach graduated from Bemidji State with a degree in environmental policy and planning.  He obtained his law degree from Hamline University where he was recognized on the Dean’s List and was the recipient of both the Jacob Dim Scholarship Award and the Presidential Scholarship Award.

Prior to joining Rinke Noonan, Zach served as an associate at a law firm in Fargo, ND, representing clients in a variety of litigation matters in Minnesota and North Dakota.

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota


Zach is a member of the Stearns Benton Bar Association and volunteers as a mentor for local students attending The University of North Dakota Law School.

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