Meet Bruce O. Bekkedahl An Estate, Trust, and Tax Attorney

Rocky Mountain College (BS 1976)
University of Montana School of Law (J.D.-1981)
University of Denver (LL.M. in Taxation-1986)
Montana Law Review, Editorial Staff; 1979-1980
Montana Law Review, Survey Editor 1980-1981

Bruce O. Bekkedahl in Billings, MT, practices in the areas of estates and trusts, tax, and closely held business. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a nationally recognized non-profit association of lawyers and law professors who are elected based on reputation, skill, and contribution to the profession. Bruce is also a member of the Business, Estates, Trusts, Tax and Real Property Section of the Montana State Bar, and was a member of the Uniform Trust Code Committee of that Section which commented on the drafting of the Montana Uniform Trust Code enacted in 2013. Bruce is a frequent speaker and lecturer on estate, trust, and tax topics. 

Bruce received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Montana School of Law in 1981. After law school, Bruce practiced with a small law firm in Williston North Dakota before taking a leave of absence to attend the University of Denver Masters of Law in Taxation Program from 1985-86. From there, Bruce moved to Scottsdale Arizona to practice with a boutique estates and trust law firm for five years. Bruce moved to Billings in 1990 and practiced as a sole practitioner through 1994 and served of counsel to two law firms in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona. In 1994, Bruce was a founding partner to the precursor firm to Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green.



North Dakota 


Memberships and Recognition: 

Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Member: Asset Protection Committee and Fiduciary Income Tax Committee) 

Member of the Business, Estates, Trusts, Tax and Real Property Section of the Montana State Bar (Member: Uniform Trust Code Committee) 

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the North Dakota Bar 

Probate and Trust and Tax Law sections of the Arizona Bar 

Tax and Real Property and Probate sections of the American Bar Association 

Speaking and Publications:

Frequently speaks and lectures on estate, trust and tax topics for the State Bar of Montana and National Business Institute 

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Reach out to our practice online or call (406) 252-8500 to schedule an appointment with Bruce Bekkedahl.

Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green P.L.L.C.

At Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green P.L.L.C., we have a large team of attorneys who work together to provide solutions for our clients. Our full-service law firm has earned many prestigious distinctions, including:

  • Martindale-Hubbell® Preeminent Rating
  • Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

For more information about our legal services, contact our practice online or call (406) 252-8500 today.

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