Jason Loble serves as co-leader of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate and Healthcare Practice Group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private securities offerings, business formation and governance, and contract drafting and negotiation. He speaks frequently about buying and selling businesses, private placements for start-up companies, and succession planning for small businesses. Jason represents a diverse group of start-up and established businesses across Montana, including technology companies, hospitals, entrepreneurs, restaurants, banks, physician groups and investors. He is listed as a leading business lawyer (mergers & acquisitions) by Chambers USA.

A Helena native, Jason received a B.A. from the University of Montana, an M.A. from Purdue University, and a law degree from the University of Montana School of Law. During law school, he served as Co-Editor in Chief of the Montana Law Review.

Prior to joining the firm in 2002, Jason practiced for several years with two Seattle law firms: Preston Gates & Ellis LLP (now K&L Gates) and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

Jason has provided volunteer board service to several non-profit entities in Montana and Washington. He currently serves as Assistant General Counsel to the firm and is the former Contact Partner for the firm’s Helena office.

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

Montana, 2002
Washington, 1996 (inactive)

Education

1996 – J.D., University of Montana School of Law
1993 – M.A., Purdue University
1991 – B.A., University of Montana

Prior Experience (Employment)

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle, WA, 1999-2002
Preston Gates & Ellis LLP (now K&L Gates), Seattle, WA, 1996-1999

Honors & Awards

Chambers USA – Leading Lawyers in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
Appointed to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (2016)
Co-Editor In Chief, Montana Law Review, 1995-96

Community Involvement

Helena Education Foundation, Board Member and Executive Committee Member (2009-Present)
Helena Industries, former Board Member and Executive Committee Member
Helena Adult Soccer Association, former Board Member and Officer
Trout Unlimited, Pat Barnes Missouri River Chapter, former Board Member
Hopelink (Bellevue, Washington), former Board Member
Eastside Literacy Council (Bellevue, Washington), former Board Member

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Montana
American Bar Association
Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
Washington State Bar Association (inactive status)