Corporate/Banking & Finance:
The firm handles antitrust, bond offerings, public finance, public utilities, banking, business organizations, corporate, securities, financing transactions, intellectual property, employee benefits, mergers and acquisitions, non-profit corporations, creditors’ rights, real estate, agricultural, regulatory and immigration.
The IP Practice Group advises clients on a wide range of matters including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition, litigation, license agreements, non-disclosure agreements and franchise concerns.
Labor & Employment Practice:
The firm represents management in all areas of employment law especially employee relations, wrongful discharge and discrimination claims.
The firm covers all aspects of litigation through its eleven offices. The Litigation Practice Group handles a wide variety of matters for commercial clients including administrative law, arbitration, condemnation, intellectual property, mediation, insurance defense, personal injury, malpractice, products liability, worker’s compensation, commercial litigation, construction law, employment, foreclosures and bankruptcy.
Energy, Environment & Natural Resources:
The firm’s Natural Resources Practice Group is one of the largest in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming, specializing in coal, conservation commission hearings, public land issues, regulatory matters, title examinations, utilities, oil and gas, mining, water, energy transmission, environmental compliance and permitting, and Indian law.
The firm focuses mainly on commercial and business transactions including subdivision, development, finance and creditor bankruptcy proceedings, as well as resort and farm and ranch sales.
Tax & Estate Planning:
The firm has extensive experience in advising commercial and individual clients in complex probate and estate planning matters.
Arch Coal Inc.; The Bank of Baker; Big Sky Economic Development Authority; Billings Clinic; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana; Chicago Title Insurance Co.; City of Billings; Conoco Inc.; Crawford & Co.; CTA; Decker Coal Co.; Enerplus; First Interstate Bank; Ford Motor Company; General Motors Acceptance Corp.; Hess Corporation; Marathon Oil Company; MDU Resources Group, Inc.; Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.; Montana State Compensation Insurance Fund; Natural Gas Processing Company; Noranda Minerals Corp.; Petro-Hunt LLC; Sinclair Oil Corp.; SM Energy Company; Stockman Bank; Turner Enterprises, Inc.; UMC Petroleum Corp.; Whiting Oil & Gas Corporation; Yellowstone Banks; and various insureds and insurance companies.