Zach takes a forward-looking, thoughtful approach to assisting energy and environmental clients achieve their goals.


Zach has represented clients of all sizes in environmental, energy, and transportation matters before state and federal district courts, appellate courts and administrative agencies. He knows that preparation defeats complexity, so he works diligently to understand every facet of his clients’ businesses, issues, and objectives to achieve the best result possible.

In addition to his litigation work, Zach advises clients on complex regulatory matters and investigations involving the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and other state and federal agencies. Since joining the firm, he has developed extensive experience and familiarity with both environmental regulatory frameworks and energy and utility development processes.

Prior to joining the firm as an associate, Zach was a summer associate and also gained experience working as a law clerk for the Minnesota Court of Appeals where he assisted in legal issues involving both civil and criminal cases.

News & Insights



"The Inflation Reduction Act’s Sowing of Biofuels for Future Harvests," Government Contracting Matters, January 10, 2023

Minnesota Announces PFAS Rulemaking

Minnesota Legislature Passes Historic Environmental Legislation

Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicle Credits Under the Inflation Reduction Act – Not Just for Individuals

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Ramsey County Bar Association

Federal Bar Association


  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Courts for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2021

  • Order of the Coif
  • Law Review, Editor and Staff Member
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship

Saint John's University, B.A., English, 2017

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