Brand provides client-focused expertise in the practice areas of estate planning, probate, commercial transactions, estate and trust litigation, and tax-exempt organization law.
Brand earned a B.A. in Political Science (1991) from Stetson University in Deland, Florida, where he graduated from the school’s Honors Program while competing for Stetson’s Soccer and Cross-Country teams at the NCAA Division I level. Following graduation, Brand worked in Guatemala on an agroforestry project for the Alliance for International Reforestation. On completion of the assignment, he entered the U.S. Army, serving in the Military Intelligence Corps as a Korean linguist. Until honorably discharged in 1995, Brand trained and led small team radio-intercept and electronic countermeasure operations in various tactical environments. Brand obtained his J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law in Missoula (1998), and subsequently earned his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida in Gainesville (2000).
As testament to his legal acumen and commitment to the legal profession, Brand has been recognized as a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), an international organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence, and experience as trust and estate counselors. Brand has also been designated an “AV” (or Preeminent) attorney by Martindale Hubbell, is a past chair of the Helena Estate Planning Council, and currently serves as chair of the Business, Estates, Trusts, Tax and Real Property Section of the State Bar of Montana.
Outside the office, Brand enjoys spending time with his family and taking advantage of the fishing and hunting opportunities in Montana.
- University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
- LL.M. in Taxation- 2000
- University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
- Juris Doctorate – 1998
- Stetson University, Deland, Florida
- B.A. in Political Science – 1991
- Member, Political Science Honor Society
- Class Representative, Honors Program Academic Council
- Honors Program Graduate
- Representative, Athletic Council
- NCAA Division I Athletics: Soccer, Cross Country – Most Valuable Runner, 1990
- Montana, 1998
- U.S. District Court District of Montana
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Montana
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Tax Court
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
- Montana Bar Association
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