Crowley Fleck PLLP is a premier law firm headquartered in Billings, Montana with over a century of legal experience. With 11 office locations and over 150 lawyers throughout Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming, Crowley Fleck PLLP serves clients from our offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula, MT; Bismarck and Williston, ND; and Casper, Cheyenne, and Sheridan, WY. In addition, Crowley Fleck PLLP is the exclusive member firm in Montana for Lex Mundi - the world's leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.
While the legal profession has changed significantly since the firm's founding in 1895, our commitment remains the same today: to provide the highest quality legal services in a timely and cost-effective manner. Reflecting the values of our region, we enjoy the practice of law and the opportunity to provide personalized services to every client. To achieve this goal, Crowley Fleck PLLP hires and trains only the best available lawyers and legal staff.
The professional excellence of Crowley Fleck Attorneys PLLP and our individual lawyers is recognized in many ways. The firm has received an "AV" rating from The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory which is the highest available professional rating. Martindale-Hubbell has also chosen the firm to revise the Montana Law Digest for the Directory. Firm lawyers are named in The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Chambers USA America's Leading Business Lawyers, and are honored by their selection as Fellows of prestigious professional organizations, including The American Board of Trial Advocates, American College of Mortgage Attorneys, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, American College of Tax Counsel, American College of Trial Lawyers and American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Our practice areas include:
* Administrative Law
* Banking Law
* Bond Offerings
* Business Law
* Civil Rights
* Closely Held Business Entities
* Commercial & Tax Law
* Corporate Law
* Creditors' Rights
* Employee Benefits & ERISA
* Energy & Mineral Transactions and Projects
* Estate Administration & Probate
* Estate and Succession Planning
* Government Issues
* Indian Law
* Intellectual Property & Technology
* Land-Use Law
* Lobbying, Regulatory & Administrative Affairs
* Medical Malpractice
* Mergers & Acquisitions
* Natural Resources
* Oil & Gas
* Personal Injury
* Public Finance
* Public Land Issues
* Real & Personal Property Foreclosures
* Real Estate (Agricultural, Commercial, General)
* Real Estate Development
* Renewable Energy - Wind, Hydro, Solar
* Taxation (Federal, State & Local)
* Trade & Investment
* Trust & Estate Administration
Please click the link to our website to view more information on these practice areas and see information about our attorneys.
At the heart of our program is a deep commitment to bringing the best possible legal representation to the most underserved, and frequently overlooked, populations within our very own communities. Our firm’s services help fight scams on seniors, provide guardianship to children caught up in contentious family law matters, help people escape abusive relationships, represent families living in unsafe housing conditions, and provide advice to local non-profit and community-based organizations.
Applicants are screened for financial eligibility using federal poverty guidelines. Priority is given to matters with extraordinary circumstances that limit a person’s ability to represent themselves. The program does not provide assistance in any criminal law, bankruptcy or debtor/creditor cases.
Our firm worked with Baker McKenzie LLP to provide legal representation for a teenage girl who was lured out of Montana by a sexual predator and forced into prostitution. In coordination with Baker McKenzie LLP, one of the largest law firms in the world, our team was able to achieve a favorable result for the girl.
Located in Billings, Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, or Missoula, Montana Description: Crowley Fleck PLLP seeks a Commercial Attorney with 3-10 years of experience to join one of our Montana office locations. Candidate Criteria: Ideal candidates will have 3-10 years of experience with any one or more of the following areas: mergers and acquisitions, securities, real estate,… Read More
Non-Profit businesses and organizations engage Crowley Fleck’s Non-Profit Entities practice group attorneys for matters ranging from their initial set up and qualification for non-profit status to their daily operations to ensure their status is maintained within the framework of the law. Our attorneys’ extensive experience allows us to provide clients with the most effective, up-to-date representation related to business formation and structuring; regulatory framework applicable to their particular line of business; liability, risk management issues and fundraising activities; effectively accessing capital markets; property tax exemptions; real property transactions; and labor and employment matters.
This practice area deals with federal, state, and local business law; regulatory matters; and operational issues faced by healthcare organizations.
We counsel business organizations of all sizes, financial sponsors, private equity firms, investment banks, and other deal participants through a wide variety of business transactions. Our deal experience includes mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, organization restructurings, recapitalizations, strategic partnerships, cross-border transactions, auctions and takeover defense.
Limited Liability Companies
Crowley Fleck’s Business Organizations practice group has extensive experience in transactions affecting entities from startups to established business entities. Our attorneys have the necessary skill and experience to identify and address critical issues from day-to-day operations, management, and a multitude of issues encountered in today’s multifaceted business world. Business organizations are complex, oftentimes involving a variety of legal disciplines. We represent a wide range of privately and publicly-held corporations, as well as partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies, and sole proprietorships in their business operations.
Crowley Fleck's Employment Law Practice Group hosted a complimentary webinar on Friday, October 14, 2022. Topics included Engaging in the ADA’s Interactive Process – What Employers Need to Know, Top 5 Employment Law Issues Seen in Wyoming, Workers Compensation: The Employer’s Responsibilities, How the Immigration System Can Help U.S. Employers, Discrimination Based on Vaccination Status… Read More
Crowley Fleck's Employment Law Practice Group hosted a complimentary webinar on Friday, October 15, 2021. Topics included The Practical Consequences of HB 702, Using Remote Workers in Montana, The Employer's (Limited) Role in Workers' Compensation Claims, Top 10 Employer Mistakes, 2021 Changes to Wrongful Discharge from Employment Act, and Workplace Investigations. View the webinar in… Read More
Crowley Fleck is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys have been included in the 2022 Mountain States Super Lawyers and Rising Stars publication. Mountain States Super Lawyers: Renee Coppock – Billings, MT – Real Estate Michael Dockery – Billings, MT – Business Litigation Mandy Good – Cheyenne, WY – Employment Litigation: Defense Mike Green… Read More
Attracting and retaining a top quality management team is vitally important for the success of any business. Our Employee Benefits lawyers are adept at designing or reviewing existing executive incentives that utilize the advantages of some of the most complicated tax code sections, including 409A and 457(f). We regularly advise on a variety of non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, including severance pay, “top hat” plans, bonus deferral plans, excess benefit plans, and supplemental plans. We team with the Taxation Practice Group to assist with stock options, stock appreciation rights, and other equity-based incentives.
Our attorneys represent clients in real estate litigation and related matters, including landlord-tenant disputes, and judicial and non-judicial foreclosures of mortgages, deeds of trust, and contracts for deed.
Crowley Fleck’s construction law attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in a variety of matters arising out of both public and private-sector construction projects. Our attorneys represent owners, architects, engineers, surveyors, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and sureties, across all manner of construction, including residential, commercial, and public works projects.
Real Estate Transactions
Crowley Fleck PLLP is one of the oldest and largest law firms in our region. Our law firm counts over 155 attorneys practicing in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defense litigation, natural resources, mining and energy law, healthcare, commercial transactions, banking and finance, creditors rights, real estate transactions and development, tax and estate planning and administration, intellectual property matters, employment law, and governmental affairs and lobbying.
Our attorneys unite families through the immigration system. We provide assistance to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and their family members, and we endeavor to find the best option available for keeping households and families together. Our attorneys help prepare family-based immigration petitions, fiancé(e) visas, and assist with visa applications at U.S. Embassies and Consulates across the globe. In appropriate cases, we help secure employment authorization and advance parole documents so our clients may work in the U.S. and travel abroad while their petition is being processed. Our attorneys can assist with...
Our immigration attorneys help large and small businesses, nonprofit organizations, individuals, and families navigate the complex system of U.S. immigration laws. We work closely with our clients, giving personalized service, to develop efficient and effective immigration strategies to achieve business success and individual goals. Our attorneys stay abreast of policy developments, processing trends, and enforcement initiatives, so we can better advise our clients on the best path to success. Our attorneys bring a broad cross-section of experience to this practice, from corporate and business immigration to former government experience in immigration enforcement, allowing our team to view your case from every angle. In addition to visa petitions, our attorneys also help with tourist visas (B-1/B-2), green card renewals, removal of conditions on permanent resident status, consular processing, adjustment of status, naturalization and other citizenship issues, as well as changes to and extensions of status. Our flexible approach allows us to tailor our services to the specific needs and budgets of our clients.
Crowley Fleck ‘s Healthcare practice group daily handles complex matters affecting the healthcare industry involving business transactions, compliance, healthcare reform, health information systems, HIPAA, joint ventures, labor and employment, licensing and certificates of need, managed care, Medicare and Medicaid matters, medical staff relations, joint ventures, including physician and physician hospital joint ventures, business transactions, compliance, health care reform, health information systems, HIPAA, joint ventures, labor and employment, licensing, managed care, Medicare and Medicaid payments, medical staff relations, patient care, real estate and construction, regulatory, risk management, tax, and tax-exempt matters, and tax exempt financing matters. Our clients include hospitals, including teaching hospitals, physician groups and organizations, community health centers, dental providers, medical associations, hospital foundations, ancillary service providers, for-profit and nonprofit affiliates, pharmaceutical and medical products manufacturers and vendors, managed care organizations, and health insurers/captives. Our attorneys’ varied practices and experiences allow us to provide our clients with coordinated, up-to-date legal healthcare representation. When litigation becomes necessary, Crowley Fleck litigators possess substantial experience in complex commercial litigation and medical malpractice defense, as well as representation before peer review panels, medical legal panels, Professional Licensing Boards, and other State and Federal regulatory agencies.
Located in Billings, Montana Description Crowley Fleck PLLP seeks a full-time associate to join our Tax, Trusts & Estates Practice Group in our Billings, MT office. Candidate Criteria Successful applicant must have a J.D., strong academic record, and license or willingness to become licensed in Montana. Strong background in accounting, finance, business and/or LLM in… Read More
Located in Williston, North Dakota Description Crowley Fleck PLLP seeks a Lateral Attorney to join our Commercial Transactions and/or Tax, Trusts & Estates Practice Group in our Williston, ND office. Candidate Criteria Successful applicants should have 5 – 8 years of legal experience in business transactions, general corporate and commercial work, real estate, drafting, and… Read More
Our Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy practice group attorneys provide our clients with the most effective up-to-date representation in creditors’ rights and bankruptcy law.
Our attorneys handles a full range of creditors’ rights work, including judicial and non-judicial foreclosures of real property, self-help remedies under the Uniform Commercial Code, workouts and loan restructures, and creditors’ rights in bankruptcy. We have the experience and resources to handle creditor claims in bankruptcy and receiverships and reorganization projects of any size and complexity and are efficient, pragmatic, and result-driven in our approach to handling credit problems.
Ripped from the Headlines: Tax Issues for Montana CPAs To: All Montana CPAs. Please join Crowley Fleck PLLP for a complementary, interactive, monthly CPE presentation on a tax subject of timely interest to Montana CPAs. Each one-hour presentation will cover a 30-minute topic presented by tax attorneys at Crowley Fleck PLLP. The remainder of… Read More