Goodrich Law Firm, P.C., of Billings, and Reely Law Firm, P.C., of Missoula, merged to form the new firm of Goodrich & Reely, PLLC. They will maintain their former office locations at 2812 First Ave. N., Suite 301, Billings 5910, and 3819 Stephens Ave.  Suite. 201, Missoula, 59801, respectively. The following are attorneys at the firm: Malcolm Goodrich has been in practice for 32 years, after receiving his law degree from the University of Montana with honors. He is a business bankruptcy specialist, nationally certified by ABC/ABI, and his practice focuses on commercial transactions and litigation, farm and ranch matters, debtor and creditor disputes, and bankruptcies. Goodrich will work in the Billings office. Judy Williams received her law degree from the University of Montana in 1985 and was admitted to the Montana State Bar the same year. For the past 31 years, her practice has focused on family law, poverty issues, adoptions, and child protection. She is a child welfare law specialist, certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children and approved by the ABA. She works in the Billings office practicing primarily adoption law and accepts select other cases by referral only. Shane Reely graduated from the University of Montana Law School in 1994 with honors. He opened Reely Law Firm in 2008. His practice focuses on estate planning, tax, probate, business transactions, and transactions involving liquor and gaming licensing. He will remain in the Missoula office. Michael Lawlor graduated from the University of Montana Law School with honors and has been practicing law for 14 years. He began his work specializing in estate planning, taxation, and business transactions before accepting a position with the Montana Department of Revenue in Helena. His practice now focuses primarily on alcoholic beverage licensing transactions and business transactions in the Missoula office. Maggie Stein graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2005 and was admitted to the Montana State Bar the same year. She specializes in commercial transactions, debtor and creditor disputes, bankruptcies, and water law matters. She will divide her time between Billings and Bozeman, where the firm intends to establish a separate office in the foreseeable future. Contact the Billings office at (406) 256-3663 or the Missoula office at (406) 541-9799. Visit goodrichreely.com.

New business

The People’s Republic of Health has opened at 206 S. Third St. W. The company's community acupuncture model makes it possible for patients to use acupuncture and herbal medicine, and to pay for it on a sliding scale based on monthly income. Founder Zoe Strauss earned a master’s degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, and completed a post-graduate residency at Shanghai University’s teaching hospital. She has worked in community acupuncture clinics in San Francisco and New York City after returning stateside. She opened her first Montana People's Republic location about three years ago in Bozeman. Jessi Brock is a massage therapist and Marissa Mayer is an acupuncturist. Visit prhacupuncture.com.  

New associates

John Hastings has joined First Montana Bank as a corporate credit analyst. Hastings is a recent dean’s list finance graduate from the University of Montana School of Business Administration. While attending the University of Montana, Hastings was an officer of the Finance Club and served on the Dean’s Advisory Council. Hastings previously held internships with Jared Losing and Associates (Ameriprise Financial), the Montana Community Development Corp. and KMPG, LLC.


Aaron Gardes has been promoted to Portfolio Assistant for the Missoula branches of First Montana Bank. Gardes has been with First Montana Bank since 2011, previously working as a corporate Credit Analyst for the Bank. In his role as Portfolio Assistant, Gardes will support the Bank’s commercial loan portfolio providing assistance to commercial officers to underwrite, structure and document loans, managing loans throughout the lending process. Gardes holds an accounting degree from the University of Montana School of Business Administration.

Ashley Larkin has been promoted to Commercial Loan Officer for First Montana Bank Larkin has been with First Montana Bank since 2011, most recently as a Junior Lender for the Bank with experience in consumer and commercial lending. Larkin holds a degree in dinance from the University of Montana School of Business Administration with minors in mathematics and economics. Larkin is a graduate of Leadership Missoula 31 and a member of the Missoula Young Professionals in addition to actively volunteering for a variety of community organizations.


Dick Anderson Construction was announced as one of the top 400 contractors in the United States by Engineering-News Record. They were ranked 359 out of 400 in the United States. Dick Anderson Construction has been in business for over 40 years and serves clients throughout the Western United States. It provides services such as general contracting, construction management, preconstruction services, design-build, development, civil construction and alternative energy. It has five Montana offices located in Helena, Bozeman, Missoula, Billings and Great Falls and one office located in Sheridan, Wyoming.

ERA Lambros' top producers for the month of May were the McQuirk team (Barb, Bill, Mark and Tiffany) for commercial, Julie Gardner for residential, Cheryl Smith for the Hamilton office, Barb Riley for the Kalispell office, Cora Gilmore Nelson for the Libby office, Jim Cockriel for the Polson office and Bessie Evans for the Florence office.

C.J. Johnson, attorney and partner with Kalkstein, Johnson and Dye, P.C., has been selected to the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers list in the area of professional liability. He was also a 2013, 2014 and 2015 Super Lawyer. Johnson’s practice emphasizes real estate agent and broker malpractice, home inspector negligence, construction defect claims, and other consumer rights issues.

Civil engineer Nancy Taylor was recognized as the USFS Northern Region Managerial Engineer of the Year. This award recognizes employees who have demonstrated sustained exceptional engineering leadership in management of programs and organizations. Taylor has managed federal construction and service contracts for the design and construction of forest road improvements and aquatic organism passage for the Lolo National Forest for nine years.


John Caid, Nancy Hadley, Nancy Holland, Eric Johnson and Bill Pine have been elected to the board of directors for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Caid, chairman from 2011-2013, returns to serve in the role of past board representative. A RMEF life member and habitat partner, Caid currently serves as general manager of the UU Bar Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. He is also the owner of Renewable Resource Managers, LLC, and is a retired director of the White Mountain Apache Game and Fish Department. Hadley is a RMEF life member from Sandpoint, Idaho. She currently serves as a financial adviser and senior vice president at D.A. Davidson and Co. Hadley is a former commissioner for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Holland is also a RMEF life member and serves on the President’s Council. Holland is a managing partner of Sapphire Point Partners, LLC, and a former investor for Global Property Securities, Fortis Investments/ABN AMRO Asset Management. Johnson is a RMEF life member, habitat partner and Habitat Council member, and Jackson Hole (Wyoming) Chapter committee member. Johnson is a software engineer with experience at several Silicon Valley companies. Johnson has a BS in Wildlife Management and a MCS in Computer Science. Pine is a RMEF life member and member of the Habitat Council. Pine serves as president and shareholder of Pine, Pedroncelli and Aguilar Inc. He is the founder of CPAs for Charity and a member of the American Institute of CPAs, California Society of CPAs and the Tulare County Estate Planning Council.  

The Providence Montana Health Foundation board of birectors has elected the following officers: chair, Sydney Carlino, Vice President D.A. Davidson; vice chair, Julie Gardner, Realtor Lambros ERA; secretary, Danielle Sebastian, PharmD., Ascension Health; treasurer, Linda Hogg, trustee, Financial/Systems Facilitator and Chair Emeritus, Robert McCue, owner, Eagle Self Storage. Continuing directors of the board include Jeff Fee, Chief Executive Providence Health & Services Western Montana; Kristy Beck-Nelson, Regional Director Operations Oncology Services Providence St. Patrick Hospital; Herb Depp, retired vice president, GE Aviation; Dave Gilmer, Partner JCCS; Cindi Hayne, Broker, Berkshire Hathaway; Alan B. Jensen, financial adviser, Wells Fargo Advisors; James Kiser, president, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center; Margaret Menendez, M.D., Radiation Oncology Providence St. Patrick Hospital; Jim O’Day, Business Development, The Farran Group, LLC; Colleen Powers, senior vice president, Terry Payne & Co., and owner, Rumour restaurant; David Rehbein, President, Peak Investments; and Larry White, Retired CEO St. Patrick Hospital.

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