Idaho Business Lawyers

Daniel C. Green
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Pocatello, ID Business Law Lawyer

Brigham Young University-IdahoIdaho
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Nathan Palmer LL.M.
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Pocatello, ID Business Law Attorney

Fredric G. Levin College of Law and UNLV William S. Boyd School of LawIdaho and Utah
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Kyle D. Grigsby
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Pocatello, ID Business Law Lawyer

Brigham Young UniversityIdaho
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Thomas J. Budge
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Pocatello, ID Business Law Attorney

T.J. represents cities, corporations, banks, developers, and landowners throughout Southern Idaho in a wide range of complex transactions, administrative proceedings, litigation, and appeals. He has... Read More »
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Robie Russell
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Boise, ID Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(208) 424-8872 205 North 10th Street - 4th Floor
Boise, ID 83702
Free ConsultationBusiness, Administrative, Environmental and Real Estate
University of Idaho College of Law
RUSSELL LAW OFFICES provides legal services to clients in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington from offices in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square and Boise's Empire Building. Our regional practice emphasizes environmental, natural resource, real estate, and business matters. We also engage in litigation and provide mediation, trustee, and business management services. Our numerous clients include individuals, small to medium sized businesses, corporations, public agencies and start-ups. Prior to opening Russell Law Offices, Mr. Russell was of counsel with the firms of Neubauer Hunsinger and Ryan Swanson in Seattle. He also served as Regional Administrator of EPA's Region 10...
Michael Hales
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Rexburg, ID Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(208) 403-5839 18 South 1st East
Rexburg, ID 83440
Business, Consumer, Real Estate and Social Security Disability
University of San Diego School of Law
Michael is a full-time faculty member of BYU-Idaho's Business Management department. While teaching is his main focus, he maintains a law practice focused on business law, contract disputes, and disability. He is licensed in Idaho and Florida.
Regina McCrea
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Hayden, ID Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(208) 762-0203 8596 N. Wayne Drive, Ste A
Hayden, ID 83835
Business, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
Regina has been a partner at Owens, McCrea & Linscott (formerly Owens & Crandall) since 2012. Her practice is 100% devoted to litigation with particular emphasis on helping clients pursue insurance claims. Regina is active in the First District Bar Association, Idaho Women Lawyers, Coeur d'Alene Women in Business, and the Idaho Trial Lawyer's Association. She has served on the board of the ITLA since 2013 as a co-chair of publications.
T. Matthew Wolfe II
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Boise, ID Business Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(208) 401-9300 412 E. Parkcenter Blvd. Suite 210
Boise, ID 83706
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
Boston University School of Law and Concordia University School of Law
I joined Generations Law Group with the goal of helping individuals and families preserve the wealth they have worked had to earn during their life. Since watching his my own family members lose their life savings on their long-term medical costs, I have known I wanted to help others avoid the same fate. I received my J.D from Concordia University School of Law in Boise, Idaho; and then received my LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law.

During law school, I worked as an extern for the Idaho Fourth Judicial District Court, and the United...
Mark R Petersen
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Pocatello, ID Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(208) 406-9885 1156 East Center
Pocatello, ID 83201
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Idaho College of Law
My name is Mark Petersen and I am the owner of Snake River Law PLLC. I briefly want to share with you my background and why I am a "different" lawyer. I went to law school with the ideology that I could make a difference in people's lives - that I would serve as a trusted advisor and counselor on legal issues to proactively help my clients plan for their futures. I believed then and continue to believe today that a lawyer should be a client's most trusted advisor and counselor throughout their lives. However, I found that most often my...
Ellis Eifert
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Moscow, ID Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(208) 405-0486 316 S Washington Street
Moscow, ID 83843
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
Regent University School of Law
I provide proactive and strategic legal counsel to the Moscow-Pullman area in both business law and estate planning. In the area of business, my goal is to help build strong businesses in my community by helping them think proactively to protect and invest in themselves. In estate planning, my goal is to help people uncover their goals and be able to integrate those values into estate plans that reflect and execute their goals for their lives and their families. In the probate process, I enjoy being able to walk alongside a client and help ease what can feel like a...
Kevin M Rogers
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Boise, ID Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(208) 805-9880 1553 N. Milwaukee St., PM Box 305
Boise, ID 83704
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Brigham Young University and J. Ruben Clark Law School
Idaho native who understands Idaho and its people and officials. Attended schools in Boise, Idaho and graduated from Borah High School. B.A. from Brigham Young University and J.D. from BYU Law School. Note Editor of the Journal of Public Law. Private practice for 25 years. Practice consisted of civil and criminal defense litigation, bankruptcy, personal injury, civil rights and business formation. If you are married and going through a divorce or getting ready to and you are concerned about your children and want what's best for them, I am the lawyer you want in...
Nathan John Cuoio
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Pocatello, ID Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
P.O. Box 991
Pocatello, ID 83204
Business, Estate Planning, Immigration and Probate
University of Idaho College of Law
Nathan received his B.A in Spanish from Idaho State University in 2007 and his J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law in 2013. While in law school Nathan worked for Boise City Attorney’s Office handling both criminal and civil matters, and externed as a law clerk for Federal District Judge, B. Lynn Winmill. Nathan’s practice currently focuses on areas of business law, contracts, real estate, estate planning, probate and immigration law. While with the firm, Nathan has provided legal advice and services regarding matters of immigration to individuals, families, non-profit organizations, and local business owners. ...
Susan W. Troppmann
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Coeur d'Alene, ID Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(208) 758-0498 1110 W. Park Place, Suite 305
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights and Employment
Gonzaga University School of Law
Richard Roberts
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Ketchum, ID Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(208) 721-3558 371 North Walnut Avenue, Suite. A
P.O. Box 10168
Ketchum, ID 83340
Business, Appeals, Divorce and Estate Planning
George Mason University School of Law
Rick focuses his practice on representing businesses in transactional and litigation matters, as well as individuals in estate planning, real estate, family law and litigation. He brings a passion for developing and implementing sophisticated, creative and effective solutions to help clients overcome challenging problems in a cost-effective manner. Rick is also a seasoned litigator, who regularly appears in state and federal courts on behalf of his clients.

Prior to moving to Idaho with his family and forming Roberts Law, Rick practiced complex commercial law and litigation in the Washington D.C. area for Reed Smith LLP, Gilbert Heintz & Randolph LLP, and...
Scott J. Smith
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Pocatello, ID Business Law Attorney

University of Idaho College of LawIdaho
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Randall C. Budge
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Pocatello, ID Business Law Attorney

University of Idaho College of LawIdaho
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Arthur B Macomber
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Coeur d'Alene, ID Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(866) 511-1500 1900 Northwest Boulevard, Ste. 110
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
After twenty-five years of diverse work experience including a ten-year stint at a major utility and shorter stints at a small electronics manufacturer, real estate sales, and construction, Mr. Macomber graduated with his law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. Mr. Macomber uses a common sense approach to close transactions and settle problems that is unusual in the industry and has proven highly effective. Please visit For www.macomberlaw.com for more information.
David G. Ballard
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Meridian, ID Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(208) 859-0922 PO Box 935
Meridian, ID 83680
Business, Collections, Construction and Landlord Tenant
University of Idaho College of Law
My practice emphasizes general civil litigation, debtor and creditor relations, real estate, trucking and transportation law, and business law.
Natasha Nassar Hazlett
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Boise, ID Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(208) 384-8588 3649 N. Lakeharbor Lane
Boise, ID 83703
Business, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Southern Methodist University
Natasha concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate and bankruptcy. She is experienced in administering decedent's estates, establishing guardianships and conservatorships, handling will contests and breach of fiduciary litigation. She also has experience advising clients on individual and multi-state sales tax issues. Natasha was admitted to the Tennessee State Bar in 2004. She began her legal career with a large law firm in Memphis practicing in the areas of probate, estate planning, bankruptcy and civil litigation. While in Memphis, Natasha was active in the Junior League of Memphis, served as President of two non-profit organizations, and was...
John R. Goodell
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Boise, ID Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(877) 232-6101 RIVER RUN CENTER
600 S. Riverpark Lane, Suite 210
Boise, ID 83706
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Insurance Defense and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
37 Years experience with same law firm assisting a wide range of individual, governmental, insurance companies, and other institutional clients in Idaho and Wyoming in general civil litigation and estate planning. Cases including jury and court trials in all state and federal trial courts, and appellate courts including Idaho Supreme Court, Wyoming Supreme Court, and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Samuel Toevs Creason
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Lewiston, ID Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(208) 743-1516 1219 Idaho Street
PO Drawer 835
Lewiston, ID 83501
Business, Civil Rights, IP and Personal Injury
University of Idaho College of Law
Samuel T. Creason is a member of the law firm Creason, Moore, Dokken & Geidl, PLLC. Mr. Creason maintains a practice primarily focused on civil litigation and business advising, although his practice also includes patent, copyright and trademark protection and select felony defense. Mr. Creason’s civil litigation practice includes wrongful death actions, personal injury recovery, civil rights actions, government liability, creditor’s recovery, contract disputes, land and timber disputes, and wills and trust litigation. In addition to trial work, Mr. Creason routinely practices in front of the Idaho Supreme Court. Mr. Creason is licensed to practice in...
Randall C. Budge
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Pocatello, ID Business Law Attorney
(208) 232-6101 201 E Center St
Pocatello, ID 83201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Idaho College of Law
Nathan Palmer LL.M.
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Pocatello, ID Business Law Attorney
(208) 232-6101 201 E Center St
Pocatello, ID 83201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
Fredric G. Levin College of Law and UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Heidi Buck Morrison
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Pocatello, ID Business Law Attorney
(208) 232-6101 201 E Center St
Pocatello, ID 83201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Steven Wieland
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Boise, ID Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(208) 401-9219 405 S. 8th Street
Suite 295
Boise, ID 83702
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, IP and Trademarks
University of Iowa
After working for a major Chicago firm, Steve moved to Boise, Idaho, and took a position with the Idaho Supreme Court and, later, with Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley. As a partner at Mooney Wieland Smith & Rose PLLC, Steve helps businesses defend their operations and intellectual property.
Matthew Kent Taylor
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Boise, ID Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(208) 342-3006 1112 W. Main St.
Ste. 101
Boise, ID 83702
Free ConsultationBusiness and Construction
Albany Law School
Taylor Law Offices was founded by Matthew Taylor. After graduating from Linfield College, with a B.A. in Business and a concentration in Business Management, Mr. Taylor attended law school in New York. While attending law school, Mr. Taylor focused on receiving his Business concentration from Albany Law School and founded Taylor Law Offices in 2011. Mr. Taylor is a proud member of the Young Lawyers Association, Corporate Law Section of the Idaho State Bar Association, Real Property Section of the Idaho State Bar Association, Taxation Section of the Idaho State Bar Association and sits on the Form Book Review...
Jaren Nichole Wieland
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Boise, ID Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(208) 401-9219 405 South 8th Street
Suite 295
Boise, ID 83702
Business and Employment
University of Iowa
Jaren moved to Boise after graduating from the University of Iowa School of Law, a nationally-ranked top-tier law school. She began her career as a family-law attorney and then spent several years representing sophisticated corporate and professional clients in major tort litigation. Throughout her career, Jaren has represented clients in a variety of business, tort, employment, and family law disputes. She has managed litigation from start to finish, through both extensive settlement negotiation and trial. At Wieland Perdue, Jaren continues to litigate on her clients’ behalf in a variety of legal matters. Her practice...
Eric Swartz
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Bose, ID Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(208) 489-8989 623 W. Hays Street
Bose, ID 83702
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Personal Injury
University of Tulsa College of Law
Eric is a peer-reviewed, AV-rated attorney and key member of the Jones & Swartz civil litigation team. He is involved in a full spectrum of complex cases ranging from serious personal injury, to employment matters to commercial litigation. Eric has successfully litigated a wide variety of cases for clients of the law firm, in Boise and beyond. Eric represents individuals and businesses of all sizes doing plaintiff and defendant work.
Scott J. Smith
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Pocatello, ID Business Law Attorney
(208) 232-6101 201 E Center St
Pocatello, ID 83201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Real Estate
University of Idaho College of Law
Cody Redmond Moore
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Moscow, ID Business Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(208) 883-1520 530 S. Asbury Street
Suite 2
Moscow, ID 83843
Business, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Idaho College of Law
Cody is an attorney representing clients in Pullman, Moscow, Lewiston and Clarkston. His practice includes civil litigation, personal injury, estate planning, business planning, landlord tenant, real estate, among others.

Cody was born in Moscow and grew up in Colton and Pullman and is a proud Washington State University Cougar.

Prior to becoming an attorney Cody worked in the non-profit world managing an organization dedicated to home rehabilitation and repair for veterans, seniors, and low-income families. Later he worked in media relations for the nation's foremost food safety law firm in Seattle, Washington.

Cody and his...
Cheryl Allaire
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Ketchum, ID Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(208) 309-0390 120 2nd Avenue North
Suite 205
Ketchum, ID 83340
Free ConsultationBusiness, Real Estate and Securities
Georgetown University Law Center
Cheryl Allaire has more than 20 years of experience providing legal and strategic counsel to businesses ranging in size from small start-ups to established publicly held corporations. Her practice focuses on a wide variety of corporate and business matters including entity selection and formation, corporate governance, equity and debt financings, SEC securities compliance and public company reporting requirements, venture capital and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, commercial transactions, contract negotiations, employment and consulting agreements and equity compensation plans. She assists businesses throughout their entire life cycle, from startup to exit, and in many different industries including...
Dave Bagley LL.M.
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Pocatello, ID Business Law Attorney
(208) 232-6101 201 E Center St
Pocatello, ID 83201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Florida, Levin College of Law and University of Idaho
Terry Kent Martin
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Meridian, ID Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(208) 286-3140 3451 E. Copper Point Drive
Suite 106
Meridian, ID 83642
Free ConsultationBusiness, Agricultural, Appeals and Family
Whittier Law School
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Ms. Pamela T Parkins
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Victor, ID Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(208) 390-5638 255 South Main Street, Suite C
P.O. Box 673
Victor, ID 83455
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
Quinnipiac University School of Law and Florida State University College of Law
The Parkins Law Office, PLLC is a full service general practice law firm. The firm's mission is to deliver high-quality legal work in a prompt, professional and empathetic manner. We will creatively and aggressively pursue your case for you so that you can get a fresh start and peace of mind.
James William Colborn
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Boise , ID Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(208) 343-5931 Mountain View Professional Building
2309 N. Mountain View Dr., Ste. 160
Boise , ID 83706
Business, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Willamette University College of Law
Daniel M. O'Donnell
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Boise, ID Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(800) 272-7702 4600 Apple St.
Boise, ID 83716
Free ConsultationBusiness, Environmental and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
I manage all aspects of contract development for MotivePower, Inc. I engage in customer negotiations and facilitate cross-functional group communications to implement proactive strategies to complete sophisticated project deliverables in the rail industry. I ensure focused legal support to a team of Project Managers that coincides with internal risk management strategies and complies with larger corporate obligations. In short, I help my team to build cutting edge, highly engineered, locomotives for the freight and transit markets.
Thomas G. Walker
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Boise, ID Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(208) 401-9300 412 E. Parkcenter Blvd.
Suite 210
Boise, ID 83706
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Miami School of Law and University of Idaho College of Law
For more than 40 years, I have helped families, and businesses overcome obstacles, work together and chart courses to achieve lasting multi-generational legacies.

My entry into the legal profession was impetuous: On a whim, I decided to pursue a career in law, attended the University of Idaho year-round to obtain my Juris Doctor degree, and then continued my legal education at the University of Miami focusing on income and estate tax law. The long-ago snap decision grew into a passion that has lasted my entire life.

I believe that establishing and maintaining long-term relationships is the key to serving clients and their...
Paul J. Stark
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Meridian, ID Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(208) 884-1995 660 Franklin Road
Suite 110
Meridian, ID 83642
Business, Collections, Employment and Family
University of Arkansas School of Law
I am the owner of Meridian law firm specializing in business matters including litigation, business formation, employment law, administrative law, and other matters related to small and medium sized businesses. I have had a variety of experience in litigation, property disputes and have successfully resolved multiple matters through alternative dispute resolution. I am active in the community and an active and involved father.
Mark Freeman
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Meridian, ID Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(208) 888-9111 953 S. Industry Way
Meridian, ID 83642
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Toledo
Joseph S. Kozlowski
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Meridian, ID Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(208) 859-2700 136 E. Idaho Ave., Suite 200
Meridian, ID 83642
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
New York University School of Law and University of Idaho College of Law
Joseph S. Kozlowski is an attorney practicing in Meridian, Idaho. He was raised in Idaho and graduated from Meridian High School. His practice focuses on all aspects of estate planning, business and tax planning, including: establishment of wills and trusts; probate and estate administration; business and corporate formation, operations, and mergers and acquisitions; asset protection; wealth preservation; elder law and Medicaid planning; charitable giving and the establishment and operation of charitable entities. Former Chair of the Taxation, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Idaho State Bar Association.
Thomas J. Budge
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Pocatello, ID Business Law Attorney
(208) 232-6101 201 E Center St
Pocatello, ID 83201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Environmental and Real Estate
University of Idaho
T.J. represents cities, corporations, banks, developers, and landowners throughout Southern Idaho in a wide range of complex transactions, administrative proceedings, litigation, and appeals. He has assisted with some of the largest real estate developments in Idaho, was intimately involved with the Snake River Basin Adjudication, and has been heavily engaged in resolving monumental conflicts between surface and ground water users across the Snake River Plain. His experience includes commercial transactions, agriculture, water rights, the Clean Water Act, easements, road disputes, boundary disputes, eminent domain, mining, and energy.

T.J. approaches legal challenges with the goal of identifying cooperative solutions that can be...
Michael A Hall
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Meridian, ID Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
660 E. Franklin Road
Suite 110
Meridian, ID 83642
Business, Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Tax
University of Oregon School of Law
Michael A. Hall is an attorney in the law firm of the Idaho Business Law Group, PLLC. His practice emphasizes real estate law, business law, collections, and bankruptcy law, with a focus on small and medium sized businesses. He has work for over ten years in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte, where he focused in the areas of corporate and pass-through entity taxation. Mr. Hall is also a CPA. Prior to joining the Idaho Business Law Group, he worked for five years in-house with a commercial real estate developer, where he worked real estate and...
Ms. Renee Karel
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Meridian, ID Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(208) 286-3140 3451 E. Copper Point Dr., #106
Meridian, ID 83642
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Criminal and Estate Planning
University of Idaho College of Law
Renee offers legal services in the following areas: Business Law, Family Law, Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, and Estate Planning. Free Initial Consultation.
Daniel C. Green
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Pocatello, ID Business Law Lawyer
(208) 232-6101 201 E Center St
Pocatello, ID 83201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Brigham Young University-Idaho
Kyle D. Grigsby
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Pocatello, ID Business Law Lawyer
(208) 395-0011 201 E Center St
Pocatello, ID 83201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Environmental and Real Estate
Brigham Young University
Brent O. Roche
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Pocatello, ID Business Law Lawyer
(208) 232-6101 201 E Center St
Pocatello, ID 83201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
University of Washington School of Law
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