Our Practice Areas
Client representation related to state and federal government agency regulation – professional and regulatory board rule and decision review; business and policy issues before administrative agencies; advocating for clients before agencies and in appeals from governmental and agency decisions.
Business and Employment Litigation
Trial representation before all state and federal courts: contract claims; insurance defense; land title disputes and title insurance; medical malpractice defense; product liability; unfair trade practices; bad faith.
Appeals before all state and federal courts: briefs; general appellate work; amicus appearances.
Alternate dispute resolution representation: client advocacy in arbitration; mediation; negotiated settlements.
Business Entity Formation
Corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, proprietorships and joint ventures comparison, selection, and formation of business entities; reorganizations and restructuring.
Business Transactions and Contracts
Business transactions; contract drafting, review and negotation; mergers and acquisitions.
Employment human resources, personnel policies and procedures, employee termination, wrongful discharge; employer/employee relations; arbitration; human rights and discrimination, including Americans with Disabilities Act; unemployment insurance claims; Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act and wage & hour defense and appeals.
Legislative services, advocacy and governmental relations in Montana.
Health Care Law
Health care privacy and security (including HIPAA and HITECH Act), health care provider and facility business transactions, mergers and aquisitions and business formation; certificate of need; Medicare/Medicaid provider reimbursement; medical staff bylaws and credentialing; peer review and disciplinary proceedings; permitting issues; professional licensing; other health care regulatory compliance; provider reimbursment and fraud appeals and defense.
Provide attorneys and their clients with mediation and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services, including conducting mediations at a pre-commencement or post-commencement litigation stage.
Remote Online Notorization
Remote online notarization (RON) refers to the process of having a state-licensed notary public notarize a document remotely through the use of electronic signature, identity verification, audio-visual and electronic notarial journal and record keeping technologies.