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William D. Lamdin III  Partner

William D. Lamdin, III has practiced with the firm since 1983 in the Commercial Department. Bill counsels financial institutions on a wide range of matters, including commercial and real estate lending, check and electronic payment processes, mergers and acquisitions, federal and state regulatory matters, director and officer liability, workouts and foreclosures, creditor’s rights in bankruptcy, and financing transactions with Native American Tribes and Tribal business entities. His clients include numerous banks throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.

Bill is a frequent lecturer on the subjects of secured lending and workout matters, lender liability avoidance techniques, creditor’s rights in bankruptcy, and the foreclosure of security interests in real and personal property. He is listed in the publications The Best Lawyers in America, in the area of banking law, in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers, in the area of corporate/M&A law, and in the Mountain States Super Lawyers, in the area of banking law.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Montana
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Montana
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Education

  • 1979 - Rocky Mountain College, summa cum laude
  • 1983 - J.D. with high honors, University of Montana School of Law

Awards and Honors

  • AV Preeminent Rating - Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America - Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law (2014)
  • Best Lawyers in America - Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Banking & Finance (2013)
  • Best Lawyers in America - Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law (2011)
  • Best Lawyers in America for Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law and Litigation - Banking & Finance (1995 - present)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers (2007-2012)
  • Chambers USA, Leading Business Lawyers (corporate/M&A law)

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Board Member, Billings Public Library
  • Board Member, Rimrock Foundation

Professional Affiliations

  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • Montana State Bar Association