Our team of Bozeman and Helena attorneys is here to support all of your business and family law needs, including tax planning, real estate, estate planning, probate, transactions, and gambling and liquor licensing. We not only handle your legal concerns, but we also coordinate communication among your financial advisors, accountants, and insurance agents.

Estate Planning

Far too many people think an estate plan is something they can put off indefinitely. We understand that it can be hard to confront the possibility that something bad might happen to you, but when you don’t plan ahead, bad things become even worse. With our compassionate estate planning team and our comprehensive services, Silverman Law Office, PLLC, can help you plan for an uncertain future.

Regardless of your age or the size of your estate, you should meet with an estate planning attorney to discuss your options. Planning for the guardianship of your children, your medical care if you become incapacitated, and avoiding probate and estate taxes is something everyone should look into. Schedule a meeting in our office in Bozeman or Helena for a review of your assets and a plan for your protection. Someday, your family will be grateful that you did! 

Probate

You are already coping with the loss of a beloved family member. Dealing with the courts to distribute his or her estate is just too much to handle right now. At Silverman Law Office, PLLC, our probate team understands how burdensome the probate process can be in Montana, particularly at such a difficult time. When you work with us to manage a loved one’s estate, you can focus on what really matters while we focus on ensuring that your loved one’s wishes are honored.

Along with guiding clients through the probate process, our estate planning attorneys can advise you on the legal process when a loved one dies without a will. We can also help you avoid putting your loved ones through the same process when you pass away by providing valuable tools for estate planning that do not require probate upon your death. Discuss all of this and more in a consultation in either our Bozeman or Helena offices.  

Business and Individual Tax Planning

Don’t wait until you are being audited to find a trustworthy tax attorney! With the tax planning attorneys at Silverman Law Office, PLLC, you can take advantage of current tax laws to create a long-term tax plan that protects your assets and investments. Whether you are an individual with tax concerns or a business in need of strategic planning, our legal team can help you make the most of your hard-earned assets.

When you meet with us in our Bozeman or Helena office, our tax attorneys will take the time to get to know you so that we can create a personalized tax plan that protects your assets and minimizes your tax burden. Our comprehensive tax services include everything from estate planning to audits to complicated corporation issues. We guide our clients through complex tax, business, and estate planning matters with the goal of protecting their long-term interests. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Business Law

Silverman Law Office, PLLC is your one-stop shop for business law in Montana. From advising you on the best structure for your new business to negotiating contracts and litigating disputes, our attorneys do it all. Our estate planning and tax law practice areas complement our business legal services perfectly, giving our clients every possible advantage.

As a business owner, you have a lot to juggle. Worrying about employee contracts, taxes, and the succession of your business after you are gone should not add to the burden. When you work with our business law attorneys, we will handle all of the legal issues—including litigation if necessary—so you can focus on your true passion of running your business. We serve business owners throughout the state of Montana. Contact us to discuss your needs and find out how we can help.

Gambling and Liquor Law

If a gambling or liquor license is essential to your Montana business, you may have already struggled to navigate this highly regulated industry in Montana. Whether you need a license for a new business, need to renew or transfer a license, or are in violation of one of the state’s many regulations, our experienced gambling and liquor licensing attorneys can help you every step of the way.

It can be nearly impossible to know which of Montana’s gambling and liquor laws apply to your business, but our attorneys can help you understand the entire process, from bidding for a liquor license to applying for temporary authority. We will help you be competitive in a difficult industry and prevent you from making mistakes and committing violations that could harm your business. Schedule a consultation with us in Bozeman or Helena to see how we can help you achieve your business goals.

Oil and Natural Gas

If you have oil or natural gas mineral rights in Montana, you will want to work with an attorney who is experienced in all matters related to protecting your rights. The oil and natural gas attorneys at Silverman Law Office, PLLC represent clients in leasing issues, royalty trusts, title searches, regulatory issues, dispute resolution, litigation, and more. Trust our legal team to do whatever is necessary to secure your rights and protect your family’s business.

Whether you are drilling a traditional oil well or are involved in hydraulic fracturing, our attorneys can ensure that your interests are protected and that your business is legally sound. From our offices in Bozeman and Helena, we work with clients throughout the state of Montana. Before you sign anything or make any changes related to your mineral rights, schedule a consultation with our legal team.

Professional Licensing Defense

Are you seeking a professional license in Montana? Are you already a licensed professional in Montana? Did you receive a violation against your license? Our professional license defense attorney has represented many licensed individuals who had complaints filed against them before the Montana Department of Labor. Whether you are licensed as an appraiser, a fishing or hunting guide or outfitter, a medical professional, or any other licensed professional in the state of Montana, we will protect your license and your rights.

Our attorneys will help you apply for a license, appeal a denial, and gather the necessary evidence and represent you in hearings before the DOL. We understand how important your professional license is to your livelihood and we think you will appreciate our personalized, attentive service as we defend your right to do your job. Contact our office in Bozeman or Helena to learn more about our firm.

Real Estate Transactions

When it comes to buying or selling property, leasing commercial space, or dealing with easements or mineral rights, you have too much invested to trust just anyone with your transaction, no matter how simple it may seem. The experienced real estate attorneys at Silverman Law Office, PLLC are not only skilled in property transactions, but their legal expertise with tax law will also ensure that you are not overpaying taxes in a real estate deal.

Whatever your real estate needs are—residential or commercial, buying or leasing, mineral rights or property line disputes—our attorneys have seen it before and are ideally suited to help you protect your interests and maximize your advantage. Contact our Bozeman or Helena office to schedule a consultation today. We think you’ll be impressed with our knowledge and at ease with our down-to-earth legal team.

Tax Controversy

Often, an Internal Revenue Service audit is just a routine check of your tax return and documents supporting your deductions and you have nothing to worry about. Other times, you may be facing serious criminal accusations. Whatever the case may be for you, you don’t want to face an audit or appeal without legal representation. In Montana, our experienced tax attorneys will make sure your rights are protected during an audit or other tax controversy.

You have rights when you are being audited, but the IRS or Montana Department of Revenue may not be respectful of them. An attorney can ensure that your rights are not violated. You also may be eligible to pay less than what you owe in back taxes with an offer in compromise, and an experienced attorney will explore this option for you. If you have received a letter notifying you of an impending audit, or are unsure of your compliance with state and federal tax laws, contact the tax attorneys in our Bozeman or Helena office right away.

Regulatory Compliance Law

Silverman Law Office, PLLC handles regulatory matters for your business ranging from compliance issues to financial and tax issues to managing vendors, employees, and contractors. We have extensive experience representing clients before administrative agencies and state and federal district courts in Montana.

We understand your business model and the regulatory agencies that oversee you, and we work with you to optimize your company’s financial, technological, and business performance. Our team has industry-specific experience in working for regulatory agencies, as well as representing a variety of regulated businesses. Contact our regulatory compliance attorney to find out how we can assist you.

Guardianship & Conservatorship

When a person is or becomes incapacitated and unable to manage their person or their affairs, they will need a court to appoint someone as a guardian for their person and as a conservator to manage their finances. A guardian takes care of the incapacitated person, ensuring they have clothing, housing, meals, assistance with activities of daily living and receive their medications on time and in the proper dosages.  While a parent has the right to make decisions for their minor children, when an incapacitated minor turns eighteen, the parent no longer has the right.  The parent will have to apply to the court for a guardianship.