Legal Champions of Banks, Insurance Companies and Businesses in Montana
Bozeman-based insurance defense, commercial litigation and banking law firm brings more than 80 years of combined experienceEstablished in 1939, Planalp, Reida, Roots & Riley, P.C. provides legal services, advice and representation to Montana's banks, insurers and businesses.
A small firm in Big Sky CountryWe are a business-oriented firm with substantial experience and many contacts within the Montanan banking, insurance and business communities.
We are relatively small, which is just the way we like it. Your firm may rest assured that at Planalp, Reida, Roots & Riley, P.C., unlike larger legal firms, the attorney who starts your case here is going to finish it with you — never passing cases off to associates.
We leverage the far-reaching legal network we've built these past 75 years. Our lead attorneys bring a combined experience of more than 80 years, not to mention some disinction: Stephen W. Reida is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics; Robert J. Planalp is BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for his professionalism and ethics.
Representing the wide-ranging legal needs of Montanan businessesWhile small, our firm’s significant experience means we are prepared to represent most businesses in a wide range of legal matters. We are particularly experienced in the areas of:
Insurance defense — We’re ready to provide you with counsel and representation on tort litigation, claim management and apportionment services, insurance coverage opinion letters, declaratory judgments, reinsurance advice and disputes, bad faith litigation, professional liability litigation, coverage opinion letters, insurance appellate litigation and arbitration and mediation.
Banking law — We can help your business navigate and satisfy banking regulations, and conduct secured transactions involving securitizations, derivatives, investment securities and letters of credit. We can also help you cover all legal bases when it comes to commercial lending and borrowing, e.g., promissory notes, loans, revolving credit, equipment leasing and finance, mergers and acquisitions and reorganizations.
Commercial litigation — We’ve handled a large number of commercial legal matters, including those relating to contract preparation, review and litigation, dispute resolution, franchise agreements, injunctions, insurance claims and disputes, non-compete agreements, non-disclosure contracts, acquisitions and divestitures, real estate lease, purchase and sale agreements, regulatory compliance, restrictive covenants and unfair competition agreements.