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RICHARD M. BASKETT is the owner of Baskett Law Office in Missoula, Montana. He is an attorney and certified public accountant with more than 38 years of experience. Mr. Baskett maintains a private practice emphasizing estate planning, probate, business, tax, and real estate. He speaks regularly on tax and estate planning topics and is a frequent lecturer for National Business Institute. Mr. Baskett has also been an adjunct lecturer of partnership taxation at the University of Montana School of Law. He obtained his initial tax experience in the tax department of PriceWaterhouse in New York City and Baltimore, Maryland. A former general counsel for Washington corporations, Mr. Baskett worked for tax law firms in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., before returning to Missoula and his present practice. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is listed in Super Lawyers Mountain States edition as a top rated lawyer in estate planning and probate. Mr. Baskett earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Montana and his juris doctorate degree from the University of Montana School of Law. (Missoula location)
WALTER CLAPP is the founding partner of Honor Coin Law, PLLC, a high energy, tech focused firm that aims to help reduce the cost of justice for rural Montanan's. Mr. Clapp is an orator on Probate, Business, Constitutional, and Family law topics. Drawing on his studies in philosophy and religion, Mr. Clapp focuses on the attorney's counseling role for probate and family law matters. Mr. Clapp received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Rhodes College; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University School of Law. (Billings location)
LYNNE CONKLING is a senior partner at Conkling Law Firm, and has been recognized for her dedication, leadership and excellence in both engineering and law. A practitioner in both transactional law and litigation, Ms. Conkling focuses in the areas of trust, probate, wills, business law, trademarks, and mediation. After receiving her B.S. degree in electronic engineering, Ms. Conkling designed electronic warfare systems for the United States government and held a top-secret clearance. She then moved to the private sector, developing software applications and providing technical support and training for the first commercial microwave engineering simulation software. Ms. Conkling then applied her passion for problem solving to the law after receiving her J.D. degree. Her practice includes advocating for and advising clients in both Montana and California. She is admitted to practice in California state courts (district and probate), bankruptcy courts, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Conkling is a professional mediator and served as president of the Community Mediation Center in Bozeman, Montana, and continues to volunteer to resolve low income family disputes. She served as president of Toastmasters, treasurer of the rotary and is a member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association. (Bozeman location)
MOLLY CONSIDINE is an attorney with Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green, PLLC. Her practice focuses on estate planning, estate and gift tax, and estate and trust administration. She is admitted to practice in Montana and before the U.S. District Court for Montana. Ms. Considine is a member of the State Bar of Montana. She earned her B.S. degree, with honors, from the University of Montana and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Billings location)
JASON HARBY is an attorney with St. Peter Law Offices P.C., in Missoula. Mr. Harby’s practice emphasizes general estate planning, as well as federal estate tax, gift tax, and generation skipping transfer tax planning, estate and trust administration, entity formation and taxation, business planning, low income housing tax credit projects, corporate and commercial transactions, employee benefits, general tax planning, and tax controversies and procedure. Mr. Harby earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Montana; his J.D. degree from Montana School of Law; and his Masters of Law in taxation (LL.M.) degree, with honors, from the University of Washington School of Law. (Missoula location)
DREW MOORE GAERTNER is an attorney at McLean Younkin & Willett PLLC, where her practice emphasizes estate planning, probate & trusts, business planning & transactions, taxation, real estate, and commercial law. She graduated, with honors, from the University of California with an undergraduate degree in communication. Ms. Moore Gaertner earned her J.D. degree from the University of Montana School of Law where she worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Ralph B. Kirscher at the United States Bankruptcy Court during her clinical externship; and interned at Milodragovich, Dale & Steinbrenner, P.C. She earned her LL.M. degree from the University of Washington School of Law, where she graduated with honors, served as a tax law scholar and was appointed a Hazelton fellow for scholarly work in tax law. Ms. Moore Gaertner is admitted to practice before the Montana Supreme Court and the United States District Court of the State of Montana. (Billings and Bozeman locations)
DONALD C. ST. PETER is an attorney with St. Peter Law Offices P.C. His practice emphasizes retirement plans, employee benefits, estate planning, low income housing tax credit projects, and corporate and commercial transactions. Mr. St. Peter has served as an adjunct professor of corporate law at the University of Montana School of Law. He has served as a past president of the Western Montana Estate Planning Council; a member of the advisory council for the University of Montana Law School Tax Institute; and a member and chairman of the Trust, Estate, Tax, and Business Section of the State Bar of Montana. Mr. St. Peter is admitted to practice before the Montana Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, and the U.S. Tax Court. He earned his B.A. degree from Carroll College; his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Montana Law School; and his LL.M. degree in taxation from Boston University Law. (Missoula location)
JOHN M. VAN ATTA is a partner with the law firm of Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green, P.L.L.C., in Billings, Montana. He practices in the areas of closely-held business and real estate, estate planning, trusts, taxation, and probate. Mr. Van Atta also teaches business law at Montana State University-Billings as an adjunct professor. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Montana, Missoula and his J.D. degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. After law school and before practicing law, Mr. Van Atta worked as a registered securities agent and investment advisor, holding FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 licenses. He is a member of the State Bar of Montana and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Business, Estates, Trusts, Tax and Real Property Section (BETTR Section) of the State Bar of Montana; and a member of the Real Property, Probate, Trust and Estate, Taxation, and Business Law Sections of the American Bar Association. Currently, Mr. Van Atta is chair of the Estates, Trusts, and Probate Section Committee of the BETTR Section, which is working on recommended legislative changes to the Montana Uniform Probate Code. (Billings location)