Brand G. Boyar

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Biography

Brand’s passion, in his twenty years of practice, has been helping clients build and protect their legacies by providing focused expertise in the areas of estate and trust planning, probate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, and related business planning.

As a 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 is the immediate past chair of the Business, Estates, Trusts, Tax and Real Property Section of the State Bar of Montana.

Brand earned a B.A. in Political Science 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. During his service, 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, and subsequently earned his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Outside the office, Brand enjoys working with various local tax-exempt organizations, spending time with his family, and taking advantage of the fishing and hunting opportunities in Montana.

Credentials

Education

  • 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

Bar Admissions

  • 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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