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Updated 5/9/2011
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Olson & Burns, P.C.

4 North West 2nd Street
Kenmare, ND 58746

Phone: 701-385-3087
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Law Firm Overview

Olson & Burns P.C. is a five attorney firm established in North Dakota in 1985 representing both lenders and business clients. The two principals have collectively practiced law over sixty years. Our firm has an emphasis on a general litigation practice representing land and mineral rights owners, probate, commercial institutions, insurance clients, and governmental agencies within a broad geographical area and within the Bakken Oil Reserve.

Firm Experience
The firm currently represents more than 30 banks and other financial institutions throughout North Dakota. Our representation includes contract and leasing preparation and reviews, leasing negotiations, reclamation of land and mineral rights, employment relationships, contract negotiations, business transactions, and advising clients on complex legal matters. Additionally, our representation includes investigation, negotiation, and litigation of claims at all levels.

We regularly appear in all state and federal courts in North Dakota. Members of our firm have handled more than 50 North Dakota Supreme Court appeals. Our attorneys have also appeared and argued cases in the United States Supreme Court, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Members are active in North Dakota Supreme Court committees and Bar Association Committees.

Transactional matters include loan documentation and loan participation agreements for all loan sizes, particularly in the areas of commercial and agricultural credit. The firm regularly represents banks on various regulatory issues including matters before the North Dakota Banking Commission. The firm is editor of the Independent Community Bankers of North Dakota's legal newsletter the Community Bankers' Advisor.

Fee Schedule
Our fees are comparative and competitive for practitioners in North Dakota. The firm is accustomed to litigation budgets and will strive to meet your needs in this area.

Representative Clients
Members of our firm have represented financial institutions, numerous insurance companies, and North Dakota corporations.

Areas of Practice

  • Land and Mineral Rights
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Business Organizations
  • Collections
  • Energy Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Land and Mineral Right Leasing to Energy Companies
  • Contracts for Leasing of Land and Mineral Rights
  • Land & Mineral Rights Succession
  • Bakken Oil Reserve Lease Review
  • Pot Ash Land Leases
  • Salt Mine Land Leasing
  • Marathon Oil Lease Review
  • Land Trusts

West Practice Categories

Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Business & Commercial, Business Organizations, Collections, Contracts, Debtor-Creditor, Energy, Estate Planning, Landlord-Tenant, Litigation & Appeals, Mergers & Acquisitions, Probate & Estate Administration, Real Estate, Trusts, Wills

Office Information


4 North West 2nd Street
Kenmare, ND 58746




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Main Office
17 1st Avenue SouthEast, Post Office Box 1180, Minot, North Dakota 58702-1180
(701) 839-1740
North Main Street, Westhope, North Dakota 58793

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