Land Use & Environmental Law
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Land use and environmental law simplified.

Land use and environmental law can get complicated quickly. It takes a highly experienced attorney to cut through the clutter and zero in on the best strategy to get you the optimal result quickly. That’s how our decades of experience can help you most.

What we do

Just about everything.  We’ve got you covered with transactional, regulatory and litigation services in all aspects of land use, environmental, commercial, ranching and residential real estate law throughout Montana.

  • Assistance in policymaking and code promulgation
  • Boundary disputes
  • Condominium formation and conversions
  • Cost-recovery actions
  • Covenants, conditions and restrictions
  • Development, permitting and entitlements
  • Easements
  • Environmental tort defense
  • Land exchanges and conservation easements
  • Land leases
  • Land rights and usage
  • Mortgage foreclosures
  • Oil and gas
  • Permitting and appeals for new projects
  • Purchase and sale transactions
  • Real estate disputes
  • Regulatory compliance and enforcement issues
  • Regulatory interpretations and code writing
  • Subdivision compliance
  • Tax-deferred transactions
  • Timber transactions
  • Trust indenture foreclosures
  • Water rights
  • Zoning and code issues


We often act as general counsel on legal requirements for land development and represent clients before local, state and federal regulatory agencies, boards, councils and commissions.  Our natural resource attorneys regularly work in the Montana Water Court, a separate court that deals with water rights.

GLR Attorneys Practicing Land Use & Environmental Law

Nicholas J. Lofing
Nicholas J. Lofing
Alan F. McCormick
Alan F. McCormick
Gary B. Chumrau
Gary B. Chumrau
Of Counsel
Jason M. Collins
Jason M. Collins

Scalable legal counsel

Use only what you need, when you need it.  As your needs change, you’ve got a team of attorneys—in almost every area of law—ready to jump in as needed.