Michaels Law, PLLC

Real Estate

Real Estate Transactions

  • Prepare, review, and revise Buy-Sell Agreements.
  • Review easements, covenants, conditions, restrictions, water rights, mineral rights, and ownership.
  • Explain title commitments for buyers and sellers.

Document Drafting and Review

  • Lease and Rental Agreements
  • Easements
  • License Agreements
  • Other land use documents

Water Law

  • Water Rights Assessments: Perform in-depth water rights review, resolve ownership questions, and provide a thorough assessment to help you understand what you have and why.
  • Water Court Adjudication: Assist water right holders with the statewide adjudication of water rights.
  • Administrative Support: Review, prepare, and file water rights paperwork with the appropriate agency to ensure your water rights are properly documented and maintained.

Estate Planning & Probate

Estate Planning

  • Prepare Wills, Financial Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Powers of Attorney.
  • Work with you and your financial team to develop comprehensive estate plans.
  • Review, explain, and propose updates to existing estate plans based on life changes.

Probate Administration

  • Provide guidance and support for Personal Representatives of small estates.
  • Prepare court filings and represent estate in probate proceedings.

Agricultural Law & Policy

  • Document Drafting: Prepare grazing leases, custom farming agreements, license agreements, and other documents necessary to keep your business in operation.
  • Document Review: Review and summarize agency forms, environmental impacts statements (EIS), environmental assessments (EA), and administrative documents.
  • Agricultural Policy: Review legislation, explain legal concerns, and develop targeted comments.

Public Land Grazing

  • Advise and support ranchers with grazing permits from the United States Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and State of Montana.
  • Assist with grazing permit transfers, renewals, and applications.