Richard (Dick) A. Brekke

Richard (Dick) A. Brekke


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Richard (Dick) Brekke is Of Counsel in the Billings office and counsels clients primarily in the areas of taxation; estate and succession planning; estate and trust administration; closely-held business entity formation, governance, and succession; mergers and acquisitions; and real estate. Dick is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Montana and before the U.S. Tax Court. He is also a CPA, but presently maintains his certificate in a non-practicing status. Earlier in his career, Dick was a frequent speaker at professional taxation and estate planning seminars for attorneys and CPA’s.

Practice Areas

    • Business Organizations
    • Governance
    • Mergers, Acquisitions & Other Business Transactions
    • Non-Profit Entities
    • Tax
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Acquisitions and Dispositions
    • Due Diligence
    • Joint Ventures
    • Mergers
    • Real Estate
    • Commercial Real Estate Acquisition, Sales and Leasing
    • Farm and Ranch Transactions
    • Water Rights
    • Business Entities
    • Mergers and Acquisitions, Spin-Offs, and Reorganizations
    • Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations
    • Real Estate Transactions
    • Tax Audits and Controversies
    • Business Succession Planning
    • Estate Planning
    • Guardianships, Conservatorships and Disability Planning
    • Premarital Agreements
    • Probate, Estate and Trust Administration
    • Tax Planning

Bar Admission

U.S. Tax Court


1978 – LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, as a Kenneson Fellow
1977 – J.D., University of Montana School of Law
1974 – B.A. in Business Administration with an Accounting Concentration, University of Montana

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America for Tax Law and Trusts and Estates (1995 – present)
Best Lawyers’ 2012 Trusts and Estates Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Billings
Best Lawyers’ 2011 Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Billings
Mountain States Super Lawyers for Tax (2007 – 2012)
AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Community Involvement

Billings Area Chamber of Commerce, chair of Sales Tax Subcommittee
King of Glory Lutheran Church, chair of Finance Committee and treasurer
Saint Vincent Healthcare, member of Board of Directors
Saint Vincent Foundation, member of Board of Directors
Big Sky Little League, member of Board of Directors and coach
Advisory Board for University of Montana School of Law Annual Tax Institute

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
State Bar of Montana
State Bar of Montana (Former chair of Tax and Probate Council)
Yellowstone County Bar Association (Former member of Board of Directors)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants (Former chair of Federal Taxation Committee)
Billings Chapter of Certified Public Accountants