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Bjornson, David H.
2809 Great Northern Loop Suite 100 Missoula, MT
Phone: (406) 721-8896
Fax: (406) 541-8900
Website: http://www.davidbjornson.com

SUMMARY

Current Employment Position(s)

Founder, Principal

Lawyer Overview

Mr. Bjornson has spent his 24 year legal career practicing both in Seattle, Washington, and in Missoula, Montana, specializing in business transactions, contracts, loan transactions, corporate law, business organizations (including corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships), private and public business financings, real estate, tax litigation, tax planning, estate planning, trusts and probate, and alternative dispute resolution in lieu of litigation.  Currently the principal in Bjornson Law Offices, P.C., located in Missoula, Montana, he was formerly a partner with Boone, Karlberg & Haddon in Missoula, and was an attorney with the Seattle law firms of Monahan & Biagi and Bogle & Gates, a large 200+ attorney firm. Prior to law school, David was employed as a certified public accountant by the international accounting firm of Touche Ross & Co.  He was also formerly in-house corporate counsel, an executive officer and board member of Jore Corporation, a significant manufacturer of tools and tool accessories located in Ronan, Montana, which during that tenure successfully completed a public offering of its shares for $46 Million.  He has a depth of experience in structuring companies and nurturing companies in their early growth phases through and into substantial revenues, multiple owners and classes of owners, investors and lenders, and a formal board of directors and officer slate.  He holds a Masters of Laws degree (LL.M.) in taxation from New York University (1988), a J.D. degree (with honors) from the University of Montana (1985), a B.A. degree in Business Administration (with honors) from the University of Montana (1979), and a Certified Public Accountant Certificate (1981) (cert. maint.).  He is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, the U.S. Federal District Court in Montana, and is a member of the American Association of Attorneys Certified Public Accountants.

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Contracts
  • Employment Law -- Employer
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation Law

Representative Clients

  • BC Custom Timber Products, LTD
  • Culligan Water of Missoula
  • Liquid Planet
  • Ironhaus, Inc.
  • Western Montana Development, LLC
  • Tipu's Tiger Chai, Inc.
  • Saga Outerwear, LLC
  • Praha, Inc. (Badlander)
  • Farm Power Northwest, LLC
  • Core Wind Power, Inc

West Practice Categories

Business & Commercial Law, Contracts, Business Organizations, Employment Law -- Employer, Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills, Probate & Estate Administration, Real Estate Law, Securities Law, Taxation Law

FEES

Accepts Credit Cards

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court, 1988
  • Washington, 1985
  • Montana, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana, 2007

Certification/Specialties

  • Certified Public Accountant, 1979
  • Certified Public Accountant, Montana, 1981
  • Certified Public Accountant, Washington (Formerly Licensed), 1981

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington Bar Association
  • Montana Bar Association
  • Montana Society of Certified Public Accountant
  • American Association of Attorney / CPA's
  • Western Montana Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Jore Corporation, Ronan Montana, General Counsel, Executive Officer, Director, 1994 - 2001
  • Boone, Karlberg & Haddon, Missoula, Montana, Partner, 1993 - 1998
  • Monahan & Biagi, Seattle, Washington, Of Counsel, 1990 - 1993
  • Bogle & Gates, Tax & Transactions Department, Seattle, Washington, Associate Attorney, 1988 - 1990
  • Hillis, Cairncross, Clark & Martin, P.S., Seattle, Washington, Associate Attorney, 1985 - 1987

Education

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York, June, 1988
    LL.M.
    Major: (Masters of Laws) inTaxation
  • University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana, June, 1985
    J.D.
    Honors: With Honors
    Honors: Ranked 7th in Class
    Honors: Book Award, American Jurisprudence Award for Achievement Contracts
    Honors: Book Award, American Jurisprudence Real Estate Transactions
    Honors: Phi Delta Phi - Honorary Law Fraternity
  • University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, June, 1979
    B.A.
    Honors: With Honors
    Honors: Passed CPA Exam
    Honors: Beta Alpha Psi, National Accounting Honor Fraternity
    Honors: Founded UM Skiing
    Honors: Elected to ASUM Student Government
    Honors: Lectures Coordinator and Box Office Manager
    Honors: UM Advocates, Ambassadors for the University
    Major: Business Administration
    Major: Accounting Emphasis