Meet Patrick G.N. BeddowRepresenting Clients in a Range of Cases

Education
Carroll College, B.A., Accounting; Business Administration-Finance, with distinction, 2008
University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 2011

Pat's practice concentrates in the areas estate planning, trusts, mineral ownership, oil and gas, title curative and quiet title actions, real estate transactions, and mineral and agricultural leasing.

Pat received his undergraduate degree, with distinction, from Carroll College. While at Carroll, he was a Distinguished Military Graduate, served in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, and was the Corps of Cadets Representative to the Associated Students of Carroll College.

Pat graduated from the University of Montana School of Law where he served as Business Editor on the Public Land and Resources Law Review. Pat was a Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholar, Chapter Treasurer of Phi Delta Phi, and President of the Military Law Society. From 2005-2014, he served in the Montana Army National Guard.

Prior to joining Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl, & Green, PLLC, Pat was an associate with a regional law firm, where he acquired a depth of experience in estate administration, real property transactions, and mineral title and curative in the states of Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming. Pat represents a range of clients from private individuals to institutional entities, and enjoys working directly with clients on all issues, large or small.

Reported Decisions:

Nelson v. Davis, 2018 MT 113, 391 Mont. 280, 417 P.3d 333

Community Involvement:

Landon's Legacy Foundation - Board Member

Billings Rod & Gun Club - Board Member

Pro Bono Family Mediation Project - volunteer mediating parenting plans for indigent families experiencing divorce

Relay for Life Taste of Life Volunteer - 2012 - 2015

Memberships and Recognition:

American Bar Association

North Dakota State Bar Association

Wyoming State Bar

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation 

Yellowstone Area Bar Association

Montana Association of Professional Landmen

State Bar of Montana

Trustee of New Lawyers’ Section (2012-2015)

Section member: New Lawyers’, Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law, BETTR Law

Speaking and Publications:

Update author, Law of Federal Oil and Gas Leases, ch. 11 “Options and Rights to Acquire,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Matthew Bender (2016) (originally published 1964)

An express reservation? A modern examination of the Equal Footing Doctrine as applied in U.S. v. Milner, 583 F.3d 1184 (9th Cir. 2009), 32 Pub. Land & Res. L. Rev. 203 (2011)

Member and speaker - Montana Association of Professional Landmen continuing education seminar on probate, trusts, and mineral curative

Speaker - Buying and Selling Farms and Ranches in Montana, mineral rights, hunting rights, and grazing rights, National Business Institute continuing education seminar

Admissions:

Montana

North Dakota

Wyoming

Courts:

Montana District Courts

North Dakota District Courts

Wyoming District Courts

Montana Federal District Court

Community Involvement:

Pro Bono Family Mediation Project – volunteer mediating parenting plans for indigent families experiencing divorce

Relay for Life Taste of Life Volunteer – 2012-2015 

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