BKBH’s Real Estate Practice Group offers a full spectrum of legal services to real property stakeholders in Montana. Our real estate client base includes small and large private landowners seeking to subdivide and develop raw land, family owned businesses seeking to purchase or sell residential, commercial or agricultural land, residential and commercial developers, and corporations having substantial land holdings or operations in Montana seeking to sell, acquire or lease commercial property.

Our real estate attorneys offer both transactional and litigation-based legal services. We are conversant in drafting residential and commercial leases, buy-sell agreements, easements, construction contracts, property valuations, title transfers, deeds of trust, promissory notes, financing agreements, covenants and declarations, subdivision and development applications, infrastructure improvement agreements, and water rights transfers. BKBH real estate attorneys have proven success in advocating our clients’ interests in boundary adjustments and disputes, access disputes, denied subdivision applications, street and town site abandonment, plat revisions, homeowners association disputes, covenant enforcement, annexation, condemnation, zoning district creation and enforcement, partition actions, declaratory judgment actions, water rights adjudication, tax evaluation disputes, environmental contamination and liability regarding former property owners.

BKBH attorneys are also well known for their involvement in large transactions concerning public lands. We have dealt with legal questions concerning the history of public land law, the constitutional authority to regulate federal lands, and the relevant legal authorities enacted by Congress and the states to do the same. We have experience in representing multi-use special interest organizations seeking to secure access and ongoing use of public lands. We also have experience in representing private individuals and groups in facilitating public land transfers to private ownership.

Chair: Mark D. Etchart