Bismarck, ND — The agricultural-focused law firm of Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth LL(BECE) will open a branch office Dec. 1 in Bismarck, North Dakota.
BECE works with industry firms and local counsel throughout the U.S. on agribusiness transactional and dispute resolution issues. BECE
BECE Managing Partner David Barrett will be located in Bismarck and will remain involved in the firm’s Dublin, Ohio, office using all of the electronic communication methods now in place.
More information will be posted on the firm’s website (www.ohiocounsel.com) when the new office officially opens.
Barrett devotes the majority of his practice to serving the needs of agribusiness clients (primarily grain, feed, and processing firms) throughout North America, including corporate governance, commercial transactions, commercial civil litigation, mediation and arbitration.
He is a frequent speaker on agricultural contract and business legal issues at industry meetings throughout the U.S.
Barrett served for over 10½ years as in-house legal counsel and national secretary for the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA).
While he advised the NGFA on a broad range of legal, legislative and regulatory issues, David also had oversight of the NGFA Trade Rules and administered the industry's arbitration system.
During that time he also successfully completed the London (England)-based Grain and Feed Trade Association's Gafta Trade Foundation Course on international grain contracts and arbitration at Churchill College, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Barrett is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in North Dakota and Ohio, along with federal courts throughout the U.S. including the U.S. Supreme Court.
He also has been appointed by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board to its 11-member Roster of Arbitrators eligible to address rail rate and practice complaints.