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2019 BETTR Section CLE
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This CLE provides a practical overview of business organizations and tax-related questions, water rights, and family estate planning, as well as an update on transactional issues from the 2019 legislative session.

When: Friday, August 2, 2019
Where: Alexander Blewett III School of Law
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, Montana  59802
United States
Contact: Meagan Gallagher

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2019 BETTR Section CLE

-6.0 Montana CLE Credits Pending Approval 



Friday a.m.


Registration (Breakfast Included)


Welcoming Remarks


Basic Tax Primer Related to Business

Justin Bryan




Business Entity Planning: A Primer

John Van Atta


Lunch Provided

11:50—12:20 BETTR Section Meeting

Conference line available:

Number: 1-800-993-4155 Passcode: 241676#

Friday p.m.


Common Mistakes in Real Estate Transactions Related to Water Rights

Abigail Brown


Splitting Up Together: Estate Planning When Siblings Can’t Agree

Laura Walker




2019 Legislative Update

Ed Eck and Dirk Williams


Conclusion and Evaluations



Alexander Blewett III School of Law




·Kathleen Magone, Esq.


·Abigail Brown, Esq., ARB Law Group, Helena

·Justin Bryan, Esq., Bryan Law Firm, PC, Bozeman

·Ed Eck, Esq., Of Counsel, Church, Harris, Johnson & Williams, P.C., Great Falls

·John Van Atta, Esq., Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green, P.L.L.C, Billings

·Laura Walker, Esq., Jardine, Stephenson, Blewett & Weaver, P.C., Great Falls

·Dirk Williams, Esq., Crowley Fleck, PLLP, Missoula


The seminar is at the
Alexander Blewett III School of Law
32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812

A very limited number of rooms have been blocked at the
Comfort Inn University; please make your
RESERVATIONS BEFORE July 11, 2019 to get the discount price of $146+ tax.
You may call the 
hotel at 1-406-549-7600 and reference State Bar of Montana.   


Registration and Pricing

PRICE A         for attorneys practicing five years or more and all

                         other non-attorney registrants.

PRICE B          for attorneys practicing under five years and

                         members of the State Bar Paralegal and BETTR Sections.


                                              Price A              Price B

Paid before July 16:               $325                  $300

Paid after July 16:                  $350                  $325


Printed Course Book $35

Electronic materials are included in the registration price,
printed course books are an additional $35

REFUND POLICY: Refunds are 75% if cancellation is 7 days or more before the seminar. Refunds are 50% if cancellation is less than 7 days. No refunds for cancellations on or after the date of the seminar.  Cancellations or substitutions may be made by calling 406-447-2206. No refunds will be made on printed course books after July 26, 2019



BETTR Section transactional practice mentor program


New to transactional practice? Don’t know where to find answers?

Providing limited-scope input within the mentor’s discretion, a mentor from the Business, Estates, Trusts, Tax and Real Property Section may be able to help. To learn more, or to find a mentor, email Kathleen Magone, chair of Education and Outreach Committee of the BETTR section, at