Lance Hoskins is a Partner in the firm’s Billings Commercial Department. He was born in 1962 in Billings, Montana. Lance attended Montana State University and University of Montana School of Law. Prior to joining Crowley Fleck in 2011, he practiced with Dorsey & Whitney PLLP from 1987 through 2001 and then was with Brekke & Hoskins PLLC from 2002 through 2010.

Practice Areas

    • Business Organizations
    • Governance
    • Mergers, Acquisitions & Other Business Transactions
    • Non-Profit Entities
    • Tax
    • Physician Organizations and Issues
    • Tax and Finance
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Acquisitions and Dispositions
    • Due Diligence
    • Joint Ventures
    • Mergers
    • Real Estate
    • Farm and Ranch Transactions
    • Taxation
    • Business Entities
    • Mergers and Acquisitions, Spin-Offs, and Reorganizations
    • Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations
    • Real Estate Transactions
    • Tax Audits and Controversies
    • Trusts & Estates
    • Business Succession Planning
    • Charitable Giving
    • Estate Planning
    • Premarital Agreements
    • Probate, Estate and Trust Administration
    • Retirement Planning

Bar Admission

Minnesota (Inactive status)


1987 – J.D., University of Montana School of Law
1984 – B.S. in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration, Montana State University

Honors & Awards

2018 Billings Trust and Estates “Lawyer of the Year”
Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates (1999 – present)
Best Lawyers’ 2011 Trusts and Estates Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Billings
AV Preeminent Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
Mountain States Super Lawyers (2008)

Community Involvement

Actively coached youth athletics including Little League baseball, softball, recreational soccer, traveling basketball and softball
Sat on various local youth athletic and other boards

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Montana
American Bar Association
Montana Society of CPA’s
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Presentations & Publications

Tiers of the Sun: Montana Multi-Tier Pass-Through Entity Apportionment Developments, Tax Newsletter (Summer 2014)