William  D. Lamdin, III

William D. Lamdin, III


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Bill Lamdin represents banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of matters, including commercial and real estate lending, check and electronic payment processes, mergers and acquisitions, federal and state regulatory matters, director and officer liability, workouts and foreclosures, creditor’s rights in bankruptcy, and financing transactions with Native American Tribes and Tribal business entities. His clients include numerous banks throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

Bill is a frequent lecturer on the subjects of secured lending and workout matters, lender liability avoidance techniques, creditor’s rights in bankruptcy, and the foreclosure of security interests in real and personal property. He is listed in the publications The Best Lawyers in America, in the area of banking law, in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers, in the area of corporate/M&A law, and in the Mountain States Super Lawyers, in the area of banking law.

Bill joined the firm in 1983 and is Co-Chair of our Banking, Finance and Creditor’s Rights Practice Group.

Practice Areas

    • Banking Law, Compliance, and Internal Operations and Processes
    • Financing, Loan Structuring, and Documentation
    • Mergers and Acquisitions of Financial Institutions
    • Business Organizations
    • Mergers, Acquisitions & Other Business Transactions
    • Construction Law
    • Mediation and Arbitration
    • Bankruptcy
    • Collections
    • Debt Restructuring and Workouts
    • Personal Property Foreclosures, Claim and Delivery, Replevin, and Injunctive Remedies
    • Real Property Foreclosures & Landlord-Tenant Disputes
    • Indian Law
    • Agreements With Tribes
    • Real Estate
    • Commercial Real Estate Acquisition, Sales and Leasing

Bar Admission

U.S. District Court, District of Montana
Supreme Court of Montana
U.S. Court of Federal Claims


1983 – J.D. with High Honors, University of Montana School of Law
1979 – Rocky Mountain College, summa cum laude

Honors & Awards

AV Preeminent Rating – Martindale Hubbell
Best Lawyers in America for Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, and Litigation – Banking & Finance (1995 – present)
Best Lawyers’ 2011 & 2014 Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Billings
Best Lawyers’ 2013 Litigation – Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Billings
Mountain States Super Lawyers for Banking (2007-2012, 2014-Present)
Chambers USA – Leading Lawyers in Business (Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions)

Community Involvement

Billings Public Library Board Member
Rimrock Foundation Board Member

Professional Affiliations

Yellowstone County Bar Association
State Bar of Montana