Jason Loble serves as General Counsel to the firm. His client 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 by Chambers USA as a leading business lawyer (mergers & acquisitions) and by Best Lawyers in America for Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
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.
In addition to serving as the firm’s General Counsel, Jason has previously served as co-leader of the firm’s Business Transactions Practice Group and as Contact Partner for the firm’s Helena office.
Jason has provided volunteer board service to several non-profit entities in Montana and Washington.
- Business Organizations
- Mergers, Acquisitions & Other Business Transactions
- Business, Governance, Operations, and Transactions
- Physician Organizations and Issues
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Acquisitions and Dispositions
- Due Diligence
- Joint Ventures
Washington, 1996 (inactive)
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
Best Lawyers in America – Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law (2023)
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
Helena Education Foundation, Board Member and Executive Committee Member (2009-2018 and 2021 to 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
State Bar of Montana
American Bar Association
Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
Washington State Bar Association (inactive status)