William D. Lamdin, III


Crowley Fleck PLLP
490 North 31st Street, Suite 500
Billings, MT 59101
United States

Tel: (406) 255-7282

Email: blamdin@crowleyfleck.com
Web: www.crowleyfleck.com

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, and in 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.

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)

Crowley Fleck’s Banking and Finance practice group attorneys assist federal and state chartered banks and other regulated lenders on matters affecting their daily operations. Our state capital offices in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming enhance our access to state banking regulators and permit us to provide efficient lobbying services. In addition, we are experienced in dealing with mergers, acquisitions, and sales of financial institutions.

Our extensive group of experienced attorneys routinely handles multi-state and multi-national financing transactions involving commercial property, oil and gas interests, mining interests, raw land, and agricultural property. We serve as bond counsel, as well as counsel to issuers, borrowers, purchasers and letter of credit issuers in connection with the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable bonds and notes.

Our attorneys advise federal and state-chartered banks and other regulated lenders, including thrifts, mortgage banks, brokers and consumer lenders, on a full range of regulatory and compliance matters that affect their daily operations and lines of business; assist with the negotiation and documentation of commercial, agricultural and real estate loan transactions, including complex multi-state loans and energy –related development and project financing; and offer considerable hands-on experience and expertise on trust, employment, data and operational matters, including security issues, product design and implementation, and check and electronic payment processes. Our state capital off ices in Montana and North Dakota enhance our access to state banking regulators and permit us to provide efficient lobbying services.

Founded in 1895, Crowley Fleck PLLP is one of the oldest and largest law firms in our region. The firm has over 170 lawyers practicing from 11 offices in 3 states, including Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula, Montana; Bismarck and Williston, North Dakota; and Casper, Cheyenne, and Sheridan, Wyoming. While the legal profession has changed significantly since 1895, our commitment remains constant: to provide high quality legal service in a timely and cost-effective manner. Reflecting the values of our region, we enjoy the practice of law and the opportunity to provide personalized services to every client.

Crowley Fleck PLLP hires and trains the best available lawyers and staff to work with our clients to achieve their objectives. Firm lawyers practice in the following areas: commercial and insurance defense litigation, natural resources, mining and energy law, healthcare, commercial transactions, banking and finance, creditor’s rights, real estate, tax, estate planning and administration, intellectual property, employment law, governmental affairs and lobbying.

“Bill remains a popular choice for financial institutions seeking counsel on a wide range of matters. He is well regarded in the market for his extensive experience in M&A, financing and creditors’ rights issues.”
Chambers & Partners