Grant S. Snell Partner
Grant S. Snell is a Partner in the firm's Kalispell Commercial Department. He has a broad-based practice serving individual and business clients with a variety of personal and commercial legal needs. Specifically, his practice focuses on trust and estate planning and administration, which includes tax planning, special needs planning, long-term care planning, business succession planning, charitable giving, and all aspects of probate including mineral probate. His practice also focuses on guardianship and conservatorship, business entity formation, executive compensation plans, business transactions, and real estate transactions.
- Business Entity Formation
- Business Law & Governance
- Business Succession Planning
- Charitable Giving
- Commercial Real Estate
- Elder Law Counseling
- Estate Administration & Probate
- Estate Planning
- Estate, Gift & Generation Skipping Transfer Tax
- Executive Pay and Executive Deferred Compensation
- Fiduciary Obligations & Estate and Trust Litigation
- Guardianships, Conservatorships & Disability Planning
- Mergers, Acquisitions & Other Business Transactions
- Premarital Agreements
- Residential Real Estate
- Resources and Links - Employee Benefits, ERISA & Executive Compensation
- Retirement Planning
- Trusts & Trust Administration
- Montana, 2008
District of Columbia, 2013
North Dakota, 2014
U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2008
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2014
- 2008 - J.D., cum laude, Seattle University School of Law
2003 - B.A. in Finance with Honors, University of Texas, at Austin
- 2003 - B.B.A. in Economics with Honors, University of Texas at Austin
Community and Professional Involvement
- State Bar of Montana Elder Assistance Committee
- Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer (2008-Present)
- Assist individuals with all aspects of estate planning.
Represent family members in creation of special needs trusts and obtaining guardianship/conservatorship for disabled loved ones.
Represent institutional and individual trustees and trust beneficiaries in all facets of trust administration.
Represent small and mid-size businesses with contract matters, business governance, mergers, acquisitions, collections, and commercial transactions.
- Speaker at a variety of education seminars on topics such as probate and estate administration, estate planning, special needs trusts, elder law, medicaid, and charitable giving.
- Northwest Montana Bar Association, Member (2008-Present)
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Member (2008-present)
- State Bar of Montana
Presentations and Publications
- Special Needs Trusts – peace of mind of loved ones and family members, Montana Lawyer, March 2014, Vol. 39, No. 5
- Montana Bar