Robert (Jock) G. Michelotti, Jr

Robert (Jock) G. Michelotti, Jr


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Robert G. (Jock) Michelotti, Jr. is Of Counsel in the Billings Commercial Department. Jock began his career with the international accounting firm of Price Waterhouse & Co. in Los Angeles, then returned to school to obtain tax and law degrees. His education and work experience led him to a practice focused on estate planning, estate and trust administration, tax, real estate, and business law. Over the years, Jock has enjoyed participating in the Billings business, education, and non-profit community in a meaningful way. He was privileged to receive the 2003 Professionalism Award from the Yellowstone Area Bar Association, the Friend of Billings Clinic Award in 2007, and selected as the 2009 Distinguished Graduate of the Billings Catholic Schools. Jock and his wife, Connie, have three daughters, Nicole, Christina, and Marissa.

Practice Areas

    • Business Organizations
    • Governance
    • Mergers, Acquisitions & Other Business Transactions
    • Non-Profit Entities
    • Tax
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Acquisitions and Dispositions
    • Mergers
    • Real Estate
    • Commercial Real Estate Acquisition, Sales and Leasing
    • Farm and Ranch Transactions
    • Taxation
    • Business Entities
    • Mergers and Acquisitions, Spin-Offs, and Reorganizations
    • Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations
    • Real Estate Transactions
    • Wealth Transfer Taxes
    • Trusts & Estates
    • Business Succession Planning
    • Charitable Giving
    • Estate Planning
    • Fiduciary Obligations and Estate and Trust Litigation
    • Premarital Agreements
    • Probate, Estate and Trust Administration
    • Retirement Planning
    • Tax Planning

Bar Admission

Montana, 1979
California, 1980
U.S. District Court (Montana)
U.S. Tax Court


1979 – J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School
1976 – Masters of Business Taxation, University of Southern California
1973 – B.B.A. – Accounting, University of Notre Dame

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America for Business Organizations (including LLC’s and Partnerships), 2015 – Present
AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Distinguished Graduate – Billings Catholic Schools, 2009
Friend of Billings Clinic, 2007
Yellowstone Area Bar Association Professionalism Award, 2003

Community Involvement

St. John’s United Foundation, Board Member (2021-Present)
Billings Rotary Foundation, Board Member (2006-Present); President (2008-Present)
Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana, Board Member (2013-2019); Vice Chair (2013-2020)
Justice Initiatives Committee, State Bar of Montana (2012–2014)
Diocesan Stewardship Council, Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls – Billings (2010–2013)
Billings Catholic Schools Foundation, Board Member (2007-2008 and 2010-2013)
Billings Clinic Foundation, Board Member (1985-1991, 1993-2014); Chair (1988-1989)
Billings Catholic Schools, Board Member (2002-2008); Chair (2002-2006)
MSU-Billings, College of Education and Human Services Advisory Council (2000-2005)
Billings Rotary Club, Vice President (1999-2000); President (2000-2001)
Montana State University – Billings Foundation, Board Member (1998-2004)
School District No. 2, Billings, Trustee (1993-1999); Chair (1995-1999)
Billings Chamber of Commerce, Board Member (1992-1998); Chair (1996-1997)
Eagle Mount, Board Member (1990-1996); President (1992-1993)
I am Third Foundation (parent of Eagle Mount), Board Member (1992-1996)
American Cancer Society, Board Member (1989-1993); President (1991-1992)
Corporate Law Revision Committee, State Bar of Montana (1989-1991)
Junior Achievement of Billings, Board Member (1985-1992); President (1988-1989)
Trust Law Revision Committee, State Bar of Montana and Montana Bankers Association (1986-1989)
Billings Rotary Club, Board Member (1984-1986)

Professional Affiliations

Certified Public Accountant (non-practicing status), 1976
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
American Bar Association
State Bar of Montana