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For years, we have assisted clients in obtaining licensing under the Department of Revenue and we have assisted our clients in disputes with the Department of Revenue. We know the Department of Revenue employees and attorneys and how they operate and interpret the laws and regulations.
The Montana DOR is the state government agency in charge of the drafting and implementing marijuana regulations, issuing marijuana licenses, and enforcing the regulations as applied to licensed entities. The MT DOR will create strict and broad-reaching regulations. No one knows what these regulations will entail at this time, but luckily we have years of experience dealing with MT DOR for liquor licenses, and thus we know MT DOR’s playbook. The law and the regulations will cover ownership and financing requirements, minimum security requirements, advertising restrictions, financial statement audits, and many other requirements intended to comply with state marijuana operations. We ensure our clients remain well-informed and well-advised to avoid any undue issues. If you have questions on regulations, talk with one of our marijuana business attorneys to learn more.
Montana Marijuana Law works closely with our clients to counsel them on the most effective means of resolving disputes. We handle disputes with other marijuana providers, marijuana regulatory and administrative violations, real estate disputes; and general contract and business disputes.
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Montana Marijuana Law has been working with Montana regulatory laws for more than 15 years with a proven track record of success. We use that experience to help you down a path to the results you need. Schedule your free phone consultation today.
Brian Ortega is a transactional attorney who assists his clients in meeting their goals, while minimizing both legal risk and tax liability. Brian’s practice areas focus on assisting businesses and with business transactions, real estate, tax, liquor and gambling, marijuana, estate planning and trusts, succession planning, and contracts. It is Brian’s passion to be an advisor for the client, since clients are often looking for and need more than just an attorney. Brian is licensed to practice law in Montana and Washington and is a licensed CPA in Montana.
Brian grew up in Butte, Montana. He received a Masters of Professional Accountancy and his B.S. in Accounting from Montana State University. After graduating, he worked as a CPA for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in San Jose, California, auditing financial statements. Being an auditor exposed Brian to the accounting and business practices of some of the largest companies in the world. Brian received his law degree at the Gonzaga School of Law and his Master’s in Tax law from the University Of Washington School Of Law. Brian was an extern for The Office of Chief Counsel (attorneys for the IRS) gaining valuable insight on how the IRS attorneys work.
Brian has assisted liquor and gambling licensees regulated by the Department of Revenue, the Department of Justice, and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. His goal is to get clients through the licensing process so that the business can start making money as fast as possible. Brian’s experience as an auditor allows him valuable insight into the regulatory processes and requirements put forth by agencies to become a licensee and to remain compliant.
Previously, Brian negotiated cloud and other software/tech contracts against the biggest companies of the world while working for Oracle in Bozeman. He will bring his experience to represent the companies of Bozeman and Montana who may not possess the resources to have an in-house counsel to assist with the negotiations of contracts and other legal matters.
Brian enjoys playing hockey, fishing, cheering The Michigan Wolverines on in Football, and spending time with his wife and kids.
Hailing from the mountain west, Valerie was drawn to Montana’s shining rivers and lofty peaks to pursue her legal studies, graduating from University of Montana’s School of Law in 2005. Since then, Valerie strives to serve her community with delivery of legal services.
Valerie brings 15 years of experience working closely with business clients to achieve their objectives; she is equipped to assist the business client with navigating not only the day-to-day demands of running a business, but can help with long range business planning, protection of intellectual property assets, succession planning, and risk management. She has handled multi-million dollar business and real property transactions for individual and business clients.
Valerie is motivated to shepherd the business client through regulatory or licensing challenge, business expansion, or business purchase and sales. Valerie has served clients in the liquor/gaming industry, hospitality, and retail industries, has negotiated complicated technological contracts, and assisted with the A-Z of legal issues confronting the Montana business owner.
After achieving her bachelor’s of science in Applied Economics and Statistics at the University of Nevada, Reno, Valerie spent time interning at the U.S. Senate and throughout her life has been keenly interested in the political process and development of policy, triggering her pursuit of a law degree. In her legal practice, Valerie closely monitors the regulatory environment and impact on her clients.
With the launch of Montana Business Law, Valerie hopes to get back to her other passions and dust off her skis, but for now will be flexing her skills to bring her specialized legal services to the greater Gallatin Valley and across the state.