I am a real estate, banking, business and estate planning attorney who provides a wide variety of legal services to individuals, property owners, developers, lenders, and business owners. My practice focuses on real estate transactions and litigation, business contracts and litigation, finance and banking, business formation, leasing, and civil litigation. At Christian, Samson & Jones, we work collaboratively with clients to achieve their goals in an effective and efficient manner.
I am admitted to the State Bar of Montana, the Washington State Bar Association, the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington.
In my free time I enjoy fishing, trail running, playing baseball and basketball, attending concerts, and spending time with my wife, son, family and friends.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Sullivan Scholarship (character, integrity, and ethics)||Dean Robert E. Sullivan Law School Scholarship Fund||2009|
|Lopach Family Scholarship (interested in politics)||Lopach Family||2008|
|Attorney||Christian, Samson & Jones, PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||Zeno Bakalian P.S.||2013 - 2015|
|Attorney||Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller P.S.||2010 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Montana||Member||2011 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|East King County Bar Association||Trustee||2013 - 2015|
|Eastside Legal Assistance Program||Volunteer||2013 - 2015|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2010 - 2015|
|The Washington Landlord Association Quarterly||Legal Collection Steps||2014|
|Washington State Bar Association Litigation News||My Client's Car Was Stolen, But Was Still Parked In Her Garage: How I Used a State Statute to Void a Fraudulent Title Transfer||2013|
|Legal Blog||How Might a Hurricane in WA Impact Property Lines?||2012|
|Legal Blog||Bank Officers and Employees Avoid Liability on Major Gaffe||2012|
|Legal Blog||A Trustee's Undefined Duty of Care to Deed of Trust Grantors||2012|
|Montana Law Review||Recent Decisions Affecting The Montana Practitioner||2009|
|University of Montana School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|University of Montana||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|KCBA Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section||2013-2014 Real Estate Cases in Washington State||2014|
|EKCBA Real Property Section Meeting||2013 Real Estate Cases in Washington State||2014|
|Washington Landlord Association - 2013 Winter Conference||Collection Options for Landlords||2013|
|Washington Landlord Association - 2013 Spring Conference||Liability Traps for Landlords||2013|
|Post Foreclosure Deficiency Judgments Against Commercial Loan Guarantors||Recovered sizeable judgments.|
|Ancillary Probate||Obtained court order allowing the property to be sold, which allowed the surviving spouse to attend college.|
|Condo and Homeowner Associations||Resolved disputes and provided for better governance of associations.|
|Commercial Lease Disputes & Transactions||Relocate client businesses to appropriate work spaces at below-market rates.|
|Receivership litigation||Receivers were appointed over the entity borrowers, allowing for proper management of the entities and, in some cases, court authorized sales of those businesses and their land.|
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