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Benjamin (Ben) T. Cory  Partner

Benjamin (Ben) Cory is a Partner in the firm's Missoula office. Ben is a member firm's Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate and Healthcare Practice Group. His practice areas include: Creditor's Rights, Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment, Business Formation, Business Transactions, Real Estate Transactions and Real Estate Development. He is admitted to practice before the State and Federal Court in Montana, State Court in Wyoming and State Court in North Dakota.

Ben grew up in Missoula and is actively engaged in the Missoula community. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Montana and his law degree from the University of Montana School of Law. While in law school, he served as Executive Editor of the Montana Law Review and interned for the Honorable Donald W. Molloy, former Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Montana.

Ben and his wife have four daughters and enjoy spending their free time in and around Western Montana's mountains, lakes, and rivers.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 2005
  • Wyoming, 2008
  • North Dakota, 2013


  • 2005 - J.D., University of Montana School of Law
  • 2000 - B.A., University of Montana

Awards and Honors

  • Missoulian’s 20 under 40
  • Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Transactions / UCC Law, and Litigation - Banking and Finance (2015 - 2016)
  • 1st Place American Bar Association Northwest Regional Client Counseling Competition, 2003

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Leadership Montana Board of Governors (2013-present)
  • Leadership Montana Class Member (2012-2013)
  • Vice President, Loyola Sacred Heart Foundation(2008-2009)
  • Loyola Sacred Heart Foundation Board Member (2006-2012)
  • YMCA and Missoula Strikers Volunteer Soccer Coach

Prior Experience

  • Ben has extensive experience representing local and national lenders with loan workouts and restructuring, real and personal property foreclosures, bankruptcy, financing transactions, loan structuring, and advising financial institutions with respect to day-to-day operations. In addition, he routinely represents main street business owners, as well as large scale companies, with business formation, corporate governance, real estate transactions (including purchase, development and leasing), contract drafting, employment manual preparation and advice, business transactions (including stock and asset purchases)and succession, and estate planning.

Professional Affiliations

  • Western Montana Bar Association
  • State Bar of Montana - Bankruptcy Section
  • Wyoming State Bar Association
  • North Dakota State Bar Association

Presentations and Publications

  • Author - Amos v. Commissioner: The Ambiguous and Ever-Changing Definition of What Constitutes a Personal Physical Injury under Internal Revenue Code Section 104(a)(2), 66 Mont. L. Rev. 247, 2005