• Silverman Law Office
  • 950 N. Montana Ave., Suite 1
    Helena, MT 59601
  • Phone: 406-449-4829
  • Hours: M-F, 8am - 5pm
  • Directions

Silverman Law Office, PLLC is an elite and highly knowledgeable law firm. Our extensive tax law knowledge helps to minimize the overall tax impact to our clients’ businesses, probate, and transactional matters while helping them make smart legal decisions.

Our Helena tax attorney team’s dedicated approach facilitates a comfort level that prompts our clients to come back for future legal assistance.

We offer our assistance with:

Wills, Trusts, and Probate

From drafting wills and trusts to the administration of an estate, Silverman Law Office guides clients through every stage of their estate plans. We apply our extensive knowledge to help our clients:

  • Create trust and estate documents that protect their assets and families
  • Amend and administer trusts
  • Appoint guardians or conservators for minor children and other individuals
  • Draft durable powers of attorney and health care directives
  • Form business succession plans
  • Fund irrevocable, revocable, special needs, and other trusts
  • Identify potential probate challenges and try to prevent them
  • Admit wills to the Helena probate court
  • Manage and litigate probate disputes and will contests
  • Name executors and administrators
  • Properly file estate tax returns
  • Settle estates and distribute assets to their designated beneficiaries

Unlike some firms, we don’t consider estate planning a one-time activity. Instead, we understand that our clients’ goals and needs develop over time. Our goal is to build a lasting relationship with your family. We believe this comprehensive approach to wills, trusts, and probate matters delivers more personalized and effective results.

Helena Business and Tax Law Attorneys

Regardless of your company’s size or developmental stage, it deserves high-quality legal representation. At Silverman Law Office, we assist business clients with a wide array of business and tax matters, including the following:

  • Business dispute resolution and litigation
  • Business organization formation
  • Tax law and planning (business
  • Contracts and transaction law
  • Corporate compliance and documentation
  • Corporate governance and best practices
  • Debt collection issues
  • Long-term business planning and development
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Oil and gas matters, including leases
  • Professional licensing issues
  • Real estate matters and property exchanges
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Taxable and non-taxable business reorganizations

We understand the complexities of running a successful business and offer legal services that address the myriad of issues you might encounter.

Gambling and Liquor

Montana strictly regulates both industries of gambling and liquor through the Department of Justice as well as the Department of Revenue. These tightly regulated industries mean that the state will extensively oversee and review them in order to make sure they comply with the law. Silverman Law Office, PLLC has over 35 combined years of experience working in the gambling and liquor regulatory arena. A Helena tax attorney can assist you with:

  • Company gambling and liquor laws
  • Individual gambling and liquor laws
  • New start-ups trying to buy a license or
  • Existing business attempting to sell a license  
  • Succession planning for your existing business
  • Business reorganization within Montana’s regulatory laws or the federal TTB’s laws

We offer comprehensive legal services for Helena businesses and individuals. When you work with a Helena tax attorney, he or she can help you understand the complex intersections of federal and state gambling and liquor laws. Our goal is to protect our clients through proper licensing, regulatory compliance, certificate of label approvals (COLAs), distribution and retail matters, and building government relations.

What Should You Do If You Receive a Liquor Violation?  

Our tax law firm has prosecuted both gambling and liquor violations on the state’s behalf and successfully defended an array of private businesses. We can help resolve any issue relating to liquor or gambling violations. Our team works with the following:

  • alcohol distributors,
  • bars,
  • casinos,
  • gambling route operators,
  • liquor stores,
  • gaming machine manufacturers.

Let a Helena tax attorney from Silverman Law Office help you get your liquor/gambling business where it needs to be, as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

Oil and Natural Gas

Montana has a wealth of natural resources. At Silverman Law Office, our oil and natural gas attorneys assist clients with oil and natural gas operations, providing legal advice and representation that is based on our vast experience with the energy industry. Our services include:

  • Creating royalty trusts and business organizations
  • Oil and gas lease issues
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Tax issues and planning

And, we understand that attention to detail, aggressive representation, and client education are vital to your operations. While we strive to prevent oil and natural gas litigation, an experienced Helena tax attorney can assist you with oil and natural gas lawsuits as well.

Professional Licensing

If you are seeking a professional license in Montana, or are already a licensed professional and received a violation against your license, a Helena tax attorney at Silverman Law Office, PLLC can provide assistance. Our firm has represented many licensed individuals who have had complaints filed against them. We provide legal assistance whether you are licensed as a(n):

  • appraiser,
  • fishing guide
  • hunting guide
  • outfitter
  • any other licensed profession in the state of Montana

Let our years of experience inside and outside of the state government work to protect your license.

Commercial and Residential Real Estate Services

Silverman Law Office offers comprehensive real estate services. We apply our extensive business, tax, contract, and property law knowledge to benefit our clients and protect their interests. We assist clients with the following:

  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Condominium and cooperative developments
  • Conservation easements
  • Construction contracts as well as disputes (including construction defects and delays)
  • Covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CCRs)
  • Easements
  • Financing and refinancing issues
  • Homeowners and condominium association matters
  • Land use, zoning, and environmental law issues
  • Leases (commercial and residential)
  • Mechanics’ and other liens
  • Oil and gas leases
  • Real estate closings
  • Real estate tax issues, including Section 42 tax equity
  • Title and insurance matters

Your Helena tax attorney should understand how important your real estate and land use matters are to you and your community. At Silverman Law Office, we have represented Helena residents and others in complex real estate issues from beginning to end.

And, while our practice focuses on Helena and Montana law, our attorneys are licensed in multiple states, including Arizona, California, Florida, and North Dakota.

Tax Controversy

In a tax controversy or dispute, you need a highly-skilled and specialized Helena tax attorney by your side. The IRS and other tax agencies can be aggressive, assessing levies and liens that negatively impact your personal and business interests. We represent clients in tax cases involving the following:

  • Criminal tax defense
  • Expatriation
  • Innocent spouse defense
  • Installment payment agreements
  • Offers in compromise
  • Offshore bank accounts
  • Payroll tax issues
  • Sales tax issues
  • Tax audits and appeals
  • Both tax evasion and tax fraud
  • Tax preparer penalties

Regulatory Law

Silverman Law Office, PLLC handles regulatory matters including:

  • Agriculture
  • Compliance matters
  • Construction – assisting clients with vendors, employees and contractors
  • Consumer protection including product liability & product safety
  • Counseling lobbyists on compliance with federal, state and local laws
  • Energy regulation
  • Environment (including climate change)
  • Financial institutions and tax issues
  • Healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices
  • Housing
  • International trade
  • National security
  • Online privacy and cybersecurity
  • Representing clients before administrative agencies as well as state and federal district courts
  • Sports and gaming
  • Telecommunications, media and technology
  • Transportation
  • Other regulatory matters

Consult With a Helena Tax Law Attorney

If you need assistance with a Montana business, tax, or regulatory matter, consult with one of an experienced and specialized Helena tax attorney at Silverman Law Office. We are a boutique law firm that focuses on complicated tax, business, real estate, and estate planning – delivering client-focused legal advice, comprehensive planning, and aggressive litigation services. Contact us for a confidential evaluation.

Directions to Our Office

From the North (Great Falls):

  • Take I-15 S out of Great Falls.
  • Use the right two lanes to take exit 193 for Interstate 15 Business/Cedar St.
  • Use the right two lanes to turn right onto Cedar St.
  • Turn left onto N Montana Ave.
  • Our office will be on the right, Suite #1.

From the West (Deer Lodge):

  • Take I-90 W out of Deer Lodge.
  • Take exit 175 toward US-12 E/Garrison/Helena
  • Continue onto Quarter Horse Dr.
  • Turn right onto US-12 E.
  • Our office will be on the right, Suite #1.

From the South (Butte):

  • Take I-15 N/I-90 from Butte.
  • Take exit 129 for I-15 N toward Helena.
  • Continue onto I-15 N.
  • Take exit 192 for US-12/US-287 S toward Townsend/Capitol Area/Interstate 15 Business.
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto US-12 W/Prospect Ave.
  • Turn right onto US-12 W/N Montana Ave (signs for Missoula).
  • Our office will be on the left, Suite #1.

From the East (Miles City):

  • Take I-94 W from Miles City.
  • In Lockwood, merge onto I-90 W.
  • Take exit 274 for US-287 toward Helena/Ennis.
  • Turn right onto US-287 N.
  • Continue onto Prospect Ave.
  • Turn right onto US-12 W/N Montana Ave (signs for Missoula).
  • Our office will be on the left.