Several members of the firm have extensive administrative law experience, including rule making and contested case proceedings. Our attorneys are frequently engaged in drafting administrative rules, conducting or presenting testimony at rule making hearings, and representing clients in contested case proceedings before various boards and agencies.  Members of the firm have been involved in numerous contested case proceedings before the Department of Public Health and Human Services, the State Auditor, the State Tax Appeals Board, the Human Rights Commission, various Department of Labor and Industry professional occupational licensing boards, and other local and state boards and agencies. Members of the firm have also been involved in contested case proceedings in front of such federal agencies as the Social Security Administration, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the Internal Revenue Service, and other federal boards and agencies.

This overview is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of our practice areas.  Our attorneys practice in several different areas of law and frequently offer additional services to meet the client’s legal needs.  For more information about your specific case, contact our office at (406) 442-7450 or manager@luxanmurfitt.com.

Our attorneys provide advice regarding the structure of commercial transactions, negotiating their terms and assisting clients with tax-related controversies, including any that may arise out of those transactions. The types of transactions covered can vary widely, from the formation of new enterprises, funds and joint ventures to mergers and acquisitions.

Our attorneys also work with clients to determine the most tax efficient manner in which to continue on ongoing business operations, taking into account federal, state, local and international tax considerations. On occasion, tax-related disputes arise between the parties to a transaction or with the IRS or another taxing authority.  We represent clients in administrative proceedings, private settlement negotiations or litigation related to these controversies.

This overview is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of our practice areas.  Our attorneys practice in several different areas of law and frequently offer additional services to meet the client’s legal needs.  For more information about your specific case, contact our office at (406) 442-7450 or manager@luxanmurfitt.com.

Luxan & Murfitt maintains an active Health Care Law practice. The rapidly evolving Health Care environment challenges health care providers to keep pace with an often confusing and seemingly contradictory array of demands. Rapidly changing laws and regulations, along with frequent advancements in medical and information technology, present an ever-shifting industry landscape.

Our attorneys assist the firm’s clients in navigating the complicated area of Health Care Law and related areas. Our clients include hospitals, nursing facilities, health care associations, physicians, nurses, physical therapists and other mid-level medical providers. The firm’s Health Care Law practice encompasses all parts of the legal system related to health care services and providers, including Administrative Law, Employment Law, Governmental Relations, Contracts and Transactions, Insurance, Anti-trust, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Tax, Corporate Law, and Litigation.

Health Care Law attorneys must keep abreast of new laws and regulations in these areas of practice and understand their application to the health care environment. Our experienced Health Care Law attorneys understand the complex web of state and federal laws that govern health care.

This overview is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of our practice areas.  Our attorneys practice in several different areas of law and frequently offer additional services to meet the client’s legal needs.  For more information about your specific case, contact our office at (406) 442-7450 or manager@luxanmurfitt.com.

Many of the firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in elder law, estate planning, revocable living trusts and testamentary trusts, living wills, powers of attorney, tax planning, formal and informal probate, ancillary probate, end-of-life medical directives, guardianships conservatorships, accountings, and will contests.

We work directly with the client, and, when appropriate, the client’s advisors and accountants. Our goal is to provide tax and business planning advice and create an estate plan that achieves the client’s goals while reducing the time and expense of estate administration. Estate planning plays a critical role, both during and after life. Individuals consider use of wills, trusts, powers of attorneys, living wills and organ donation forms, as well as other vehicles, such as family limited partnerships and private foundations.

This overview is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of our practice areas.  Our attorneys practice in several different areas of law and frequently offer additional services to meet the client’s legal needs.  For more information about your specific case, contact our office at (406) 442-7450 or manager@luxanmurfitt.com.

Many of the firm’s attorneys advise clients on many general business issues, including but not limited to selecting and forming business entities, contracting for individuals or businesses, merger and acquisitions, fundraising, employment and succession planning. We also assist in incorporating careful long-term income tax planning for business and building business value, as well as assisting in planning for an orderly distribution of assets so that beneficiaries receive the business’s full value.

We also counsel clients in corporate and business matters both domestic and international; commercial financing and lending matters; contract law; corporate taxation; environmental law; real estate matters, including development and purchase; franchising; cooperatives; general and regulatory law; non-profit corporations and municipal law; mergers and acquisitions; formation and representation of corporations and professional corporations; partnerships; limited partnerships; limited liability companies; small business and personal business matters. Our attorneys represent clients in all aspects of businesses, both family- and publicly-held.

Our attorneys advise employers regarding legal compliance, reorganizations, discipline and discharge, workplace safety and other difficult human resource issues; conduct training on all areas of employment law, including sexual harassment avoidance, discrimination law, legal compliance, leave of absence administration and best practices; draft executive employment agreements, personnel policies and procedures, arbitration, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements and other employment documents.

This overview is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of our practice areas.  Our attorneys practice in several different areas of law and frequently offer additional services to meet the client’s legal needs.  For more information about your specific case, contact our office at (406) 442-7450 or manager@luxanmurfitt.com.

Several of our attorneys have extensive experience in real estate financing law, and provide foreclosure and bankruptcy services for national, state, and local financial institutions.  The attorneys also practice real estate law, serve as general counsel for local title companies, and are experienced in real estate transactions. Our attorneys are experienced in organizing and forming condominiums. As part of their real estate practice, many of these attorneys have experience in water law, both in the administrative arena as well as in the state Water Court. We also represent natural resource clients, in court and in front of legislative and administrative bodies with an emphasis on mining law, and oil and gas.

For many years our attorneys have dealt with land sale transactions; easement and access matters; condominiums; environmental compliance; foreclosure; farm and ranch; landlord/tenant; leases; liens; quiet title proceedings; restrictive covenants; subdivision; tax free exchanges; title opinions; trust indentures and mortgages; water rights acquisition and preservation; zoning; mines and minerals; oil and gas; and contractor’s liens.

We also assist clients with regulatory compliance issues; water rights adjudication, acquisition and preservation; mines and mineral rights; and oil and gas.  Our attorney’s often represent clients before state and federal regulatory agencies including Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation, and Montana Board of Oil & Gas.

This overview is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of our practice areas.  Our attorneys practice in several different areas of law and frequently offer additional services to meet the client’s legal needs.  For more information about your specific case, contact our office at (406) 442-7450 or manager@luxanmurfitt.com.

Candace Payne has extensive experience as a lobbyist, having provided legislative advocacy services before the Montana Legislature since 1993.  During that time she has represented a wide variety of energy industry interests including Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Co-op, Billings Generation Inc., Rosebud Operating Services, Colstrip Energy Limited Partnership and Yellowstone Energy Limited Partnership. She has also represented health care providers, including the Montana Dental Association, the Montana Psychiatric Association, Rimrock Foundation, the Montana Alliance of YMCA’s and the Montana Heart Association.

Tom Hopgood also has extensive experience before the Montana Legislature, representing business and trade organizations on many different issues.  Tom has also dealt with a wide range of bill drafting and analysis; lobbying before the Montana State Legislature; representation before local, state, and federal governmental agencies; legislative and political strategy; and campaign and election law.

This overview is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of our practice areas.  Our attorneys practice in several different areas of law and frequently offer additional services to meet the client’s legal needs.  For more information about your specific case, contact our office at (406) 442-7450 or manager@luxanmurfitt.com.

All members of the firm have litigation experience at all court levels representing both plaintiffs and defendants. We also have substantial experience before the federal courts, including the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and several of our attorneys are admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

This overview is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of our practice areas.  Our attorneys practice in several different areas of law and frequently offer additional services to meet the client’s legal needs.  For more information about your specific case, contact our office at (406) 442-7450 or manager@luxanmurfitt.com.