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Scott W. Farago

Scott W. Farago

Associate
Office: 406-523-2500 | Fax: 406-523-2595
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Overview

Scott advises clients on estate planning, probate, business, tax and real estate transactional matters.

Scott assists clients in the creation and maintenance of estate plans including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, living wills, beneficiary deeds, probate avoidance and general assistance in the estate administration process.  He’s developed a niche in succession planning for family cabins, ranches, farms and businesses.

Scott also works with clients to assist them with business planning and structuring, including entity formation, preparation of internal governing documents, partnership and corporate tax planning, Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s), buy-sell agreements, asset sales, stock sales, mergers, liquidation, other general business transactions and tax consulting.

Scott is a native of Missoula, Montana who loves to fly fish, be in the outdoors and spend time with his wife and sons – Brody, Dawson and Cooper. Scott attended law school at the University of Montana School of Law. Following law school, Scott earned his Master’s Degree in Tax Law (LL.M) from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.  Prior to law school, Scott attended Montana State University where he graduated with honors earning a bachelor’s degree in business management and a minor in entrepreneurship and small business management.

Honors, Awards and Professional Associations

  • Recognized in Chambers and Partners High Net Wealth 2018 – Private Wealth Law
  • Top 40 lawyers under 40 in Wills, Trusts and Estate Law
  • Chambers and Partners Associates to Watch- Montana Private Wealth Law 2018
  • BETTR (Business, Estates, Trusts, Tax & Real Estate) Section of the Montana State Bar, Member
  • Western Montana Estate Planning Council
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Registered Tax Professional with the IRS
  • Western Montana Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Montana, Member
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers, Member

Education

  • University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • Master of Laws – Masters in Tax Laws
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Business Management
    • Minor: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Montana