owns and operates The Balstad Law Firm located in Fargo, North Dakota. He primarily practices land use planning and zoning law. Mr. Balstad is admitted to practice in the State of Minnesota, State of North Dakota, United States District Court, District of Minnesota, United States District Court, District of North Dakota, United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, and Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Balstad also owns and operates Integrity Public Service Solutions, a land use planning and zoning consulting firm, located in West Fargo, North Dakota. In addition to advising local government and representing clients against local government in land use planning and zoning matters, Mr. Balstad has also worked for local government as a Land Use and Zoning Supervisor in a county environmental office. Mr. Balstad earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, a Minor in Political Science, a Master of Public Administration, and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota. He earned a Master of Urban and Regional Planning and a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems from the University of Florida. Mr. Balstad is an AICP certified planner. He has provided continuing education presentations regarding land use planning and zoning law, eminent domain and condemnation law, public and private nuisances, easements, and other real property subjects to attorneys, engineers, land surveyors, and planners. He has also presented on the topics of government, legislative processes, and lobbying.