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Real Estate — Montana


Crowley Fleck PLLP - Real Estate Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for High-caliber practice well versed in a vast array of real estate matters, including acquisitions and financing, particularly on the lender side. Reputed for its skill in farm and ranch sales, title insurance claims, and commercial and residential developments. Frequently assists developers with sales and purchases and commercial leasing matters.

Strengths Interviewees note that the team is composed of "exceptional attorneys" who are "good to work with and extremely diligent."

Notable practitioners

Michael Dockery is widely revered by interviewees, who describe him as an "excellent real estate lawyer," noting that he is "exceptionally knowledgeable, and has extensive expertise and experience dealing with real estate matters." He regularly assists clients with title defect problems, financing and easement issues.

Kevin Heaney has a broad practice which includes assisting clients with acquisitions, sales and commercial leasing. Interviewees are quick to note that he is a "very good attorney."

Gina Sherman is described by interviewees as an "exceptional attorney with a very good mind for real estate" and is praised for her "very strong transactional practice." One impressed source enthuses: "Whenever she is on a matter it makes me smile because I know it will be done right." Sherman is highlighted in the market for her work on complex transactions relating to the sale and development of high-end properties.

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Crowley Fleck’s Real Estate practice group assists our clients with a multitude of real estate related transactions. Our attorneys’ extensive knowledge covers the intricacies involved in commercial leasing and sales; complex farm and ranch acquisitions and sales; water rights; conservation easements; real estate lending (including multi-state and multi-national financing arrangements); planned unit development documents, including HOA bylaws, covenants and enforcement procedures; zoning regulation and permitting to ensure compliance with federal, state and local governing agencies; tax effects of real estate transactions; and all work involved in the acquisition, disposition, development, leasing, and access rights associated with commercial, energy, industrial, agricultural, and major residential and recreational properties.

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Worden Thane PC - Real Estate Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Renowned team celebrated for its wealth of experience handling a wide range of real estate-related transactions, encompassing development, leasing and 1031 exchanges. Regularly provides advice on tax and real estate financing. Also represents clients in boundary and access disputes, advising on matters relating to private easements and public rights of way.

Strengths Clients identify the team's "excellent response times and good all-around knowledge of real estate matters" as key strengths.

One interviewee describes Worden Thane PC as "the top real estate firm in Missoula," noting that it "continues to have the most significant real estate practice." Another source calls it "the most active firm in Western Montana."

Notable practitioners

Peter Dayton is lauded by market commentators, who describe him as "a very good real estate attorney," noting that he is "very detailed, very knowledgeable and spends a lot of time making sure everything is exactly correct." Clients report that he is "fast, thorough and has good knowledge." He frequently advises on a broad range of real estate matters, including purchase and sale transactions, commercial leasing and boundary disputes.

Highly respected practitioner Martin King garners considerable praise from peers who commend his extensive experience in the real estate space, noting: "He is exceptional and is one of the finest lawyers I have seen practice." His broad practice encompasses both transactional and contentious real estate matters. Notably, he has acted on behalf of clients before the Montana United States District Court and the Montana Supreme Court.

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Boone Karlberg PC - Real Estate Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected offering housing practitioners with experience handling an array of real estate mandates. In demand for its expertise on purchase, sale and lease transactions, as well as on financing and mortgages, enacted on behalf of clients from the real estate, healthcare and financial sectors. Adept at assisting developers with high-end residential subdivision matters and also well placed to advise on construction disputes.

Notable practitioners

Dean Stensland is singled out for praise by interviewees, who regard him as "a good and knowledgeable lawyer." His broad-based practice encompasses lender repossession matters and bankruptcy workouts, as well as construction disputes.

Robert Sullivan is well placed to advise on contentious and noncontentious real estate matters. He is also adept at handling corporate transactions and issues relating to employment law. Market commentators regard him as "a very good lawyer."

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Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP - Real Estate Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded group with notable expertise in large development projects, though it is also regularly mandated to handle commercial leasing, easements and title issues. Its scope of experience also extends to handling Section 42 tax credit equity matters and refinancing agreements.

Notable practitioners

Renowned practitioner William Wagner has more than 30 years' experience advising on a broad range of noncontentious real estate matters. Interviewees report that he is "an excellent lawyer and good guy to work with," with one impressed source noting that he is "very talented." He has additional expertise in litigation and mediation.

Alan McCormick is highlighted by market commentators for his zoning and land use practice. He also has expertise pertaining to local government law and development permitting. Interviewees single him out as the "leading land use lawyer" in the state, adding that he is "a very good attorney."

Christopher Swartley is commended for his ability to handle a wide variety of real estate matters, with one source noting: "He is extremely competent, has a significant amount of experience and can handle just about anything you throw at him." He routinely advises on secured transactions in the banking and real estate sectors.

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Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry & Hoven PC - Real Estate Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Robust practice offering real estate advice to a broad range of clients from corporations to private individuals. Strong expertise in handling traditional real estate matters and litigation, but also possesses experience in issues relating to the protection of public lands and the regulatory framework governing federal property. Its expertise in contentious matters extends to boundary and access disputes, partition actions and covenant enforcement.

Notable practitioners

Mark Etchart focuses his practice predominantly on real estate litigation, with additional expertise in farm and ranch transactions. He is also well placed to advise on environmental and public land law matters.

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Moulton Bellingham PC - Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Solid team with broad real estate and land use expertise, particularly in matters pertaining to construction-related financing, and zoning and regulatory approvals for developments. Frequently represents buyers and sellers in connection with agricultural, recreational and investment properties.

Notable practitioners

Doug James is frequently called upon to assist with real estate development matters and has particular experience in retail and commercial development projects. He is well placed to advise on land acquisitions and subdivision matters, as well as leases and easement agreements.

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Band 1

Worden Thane PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Dayton is lauded by market commentators, who describe him as "a very good real estate attorney," noting that he is "very detailed, very knowledgeable and spends a lot of time making sure everything is exactly correct." Clients report that he is "fast, thorough and has good knowledge." He frequently advises on a broad range of real estate matters, including purchase and sale transactions, commercial leasing and boundary disputes.

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Crowley Fleck PLLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Dockery is widely revered by interviewees, who describe him as an "excellent real estate lawyer," noting that he is "exceptionally knowledgeable, and has extensive expertise and experience dealing with real estate matters." He regularly assists clients with title defect problems, financing and easement issues.

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Karell Dyre Haney PLLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Allan Karell of Karell Dyre Haney PLLP is widely revered for his deep experience in the real estate space, with one interviewee enthusing: "He is one of the finest lawyers I've ever worked with." He frequently advises on the sale and purchase of agricultural and commercial real estate and has additional experience of real estate financing.

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Worden Thane PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Highly respected practitioner Martin King garners considerable praise from peers who commend his extensive experience in the real estate space, noting: "He is exceptional and is one of the finest lawyers I have seen practice." His broad practice encompasses both transactional and contentious real estate matters. Notably, he has acted on behalf of clients before the Montana United States District Court and the Montana Supreme Court.

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Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Renowned practitioner William Wagner has more than 30 years' experience advising on a broad range of noncontentious real estate matters. Interviewees report that he is "an excellent lawyer and good guy to work with," with one impressed source noting that he is "very talented." He has additional expertise in litigation and mediation.

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Band 2

Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry & Hoven PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Etchart focuses his practice predominantly on real estate litigation, with additional expertise in farm and ranch transactions. He is also well placed to advise on environmental and public land law matters.

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Band 2

Maclay Law Firm

From the Chambers USA guide

Helena Maclay of Maclay Law Firm receives praise from sources who highlight her expertise in ranch real estate work. Interviewees remark that she is an "excellent lawyer," adding that she is also "extremely competent." She is well placed to advise on complex transactions involving commercial properties and ranches.

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Band 2

Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Alan McCormick is highlighted by market commentators for his zoning and land use practice. He also has expertise pertaining to local government law and development permitting. Interviewees single him out as the "leading land use lawyer" in the state, adding that he is "a very good attorney."

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Band 2

Boone Karlberg PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Dean Stensland is singled out for praise by interviewees, who regard him as "a good and knowledgeable lawyer." His broad-based practice encompasses lender repossession matters and bankruptcy workouts, as well as construction disputes.

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Band 3

Max A. Hansen & Associates, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Max Hansen of Max A. Hansen & Associates, P.C. is a well-known figure in the real estate market and is regarded by interviewees as a "go-to guy for assistance with Section 1031 tax deferred exchanges." Sources characterise him as a "very good attorney."

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Band 3

Crowley Fleck PLLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kevin Heaney has a broad practice which includes assisting clients with acquisitions, sales and commercial leasing. Interviewees are quick to note that he is a "very good attorney."

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Band 3

Moulton Bellingham PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Doug James is frequently called upon to assist with real estate development matters and has particular experience in retail and commercial development projects. He is well placed to advise on land acquisitions and subdivision matters, as well as leases and easement agreements.

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Berg, Lilly & Tollefsen PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Lilly of Berg, Lilly & Tollefsen PC is highlighted by market commentators as "a very good real estate lawyer" who is "exceptionally diligent and does an exceptional job for his clients." His practice encompasses both contentious and transactional real estate matters. One source observes: "He is one of the most experienced attorneys in Montana."

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Band 3

Michael A. Monson

Holland & Hart LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Monson of Holland & Hart LLP is described by interviewees as "a very good, very competent lawyer with a growing real estate presence." He frequently acts for clients on complex real estate and corporate transactions. His experience also extends to assisting high-net-worth individuals and family-owned businesses with tax and estate planning.

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Band 3

Crowley Fleck PLLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Gina Sherman is described by interviewees as an "exceptional attorney with a very good mind for real estate" and is praised for her "very strong transactional practice." One impressed source enthuses: "Whenever she is on a matter it makes me smile because I know it will be done right." Sherman is highlighted in the market for her work on complex transactions relating to the sale and development of high-end properties.

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Band 3

Robert J Sullivan

Boone Karlberg PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Sullivan is well placed to advise on contentious and noncontentious real estate matters. He is also adept at handling corporate transactions and issues relating to employment law. Market commentators regard him as "a very good lawyer."

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Band 3

Christopher Swartley

Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Christopher Swartley is commended for his ability to handle a wide variety of real estate matters, with one source noting: "He is extremely competent, has a significant amount of experience and can handle just about anything you throw at him." He routinely advises on secured transactions in the banking and real estate sectors.

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Susan B. Swimley Attorney at Law

From the Chambers USA guide

Susan Swimley of Susan B. Swimley Attorney at Law receives commendations for her experience in high-end real estate transactions and her representation of counties and cities in access litigation. Peers describe her as "knowledgeable and easy to work with," adding that "she is someone who knows the issues and gets right to work on the difficult things.''

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