Merrily Munther: Lawyer with Munther Law

Merrily Munther

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McCall,  ID  U.S.A.
Phone(208) 853-2300

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Law
  • Collections
  • Repossessions
  • Disputes
  • Construction Law
  • Land Use
  • Developments
  • Construction Contracts
  • Liens
  • Defects
  • Land Owners
  • Developers
  • Contractors and Suppliers
  • Corporate Law
  • Formation of and Planning for Partnerships, Corporations, Limited Liability Companies - LLC
  • Joint Ventures
  • Business Successions
  • Dissolutions
  • Negotiations
  • Transactions
  • Annual and Special Meetings
  • Employment Law
  • Counseling Businesses on Policies & Handbooks
  • Hiring
  • Training
  • Investigations
  • Terminations
  • Harassment
  • Affirmative Action
  • Discrimination
  • Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Family & Medical Leave Act - FMLA
  • OSHA and MSHA
  • Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification - WARN
  • Legislation/Lobbying
  • Idaho Legislature
  • Training, Citations and Hearing
  • Appeals
  • Real Estate/Project Development
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Contracts and Transactions
  • Conveyance
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Condemnations
  • Eminent Domain
  • Mortgages
  • Foreclosures
  • Title Insurance
  • Business Arbitration
  • Business Development
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Business Enterprises
  • Business Formation
  • Business Mediation
  • Business Organization
  • Business Planning
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Transactions
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Entrepreneurial Business Law
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Small Business Law
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution - ADR
  • Employment/Labor and Insurance Defense
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Asset Protection
  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianship
  • Conservatorship
  • Wills and Probate
  • Governmental Affairs
  • Legislative Law
  • Trial Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
Contact InfoTelephone: (208) 853-2300
Fax: (208) 384-0011
University University of Stockholm, 1967; University of Washington, B.A., Political Science, 1968
Law SchoolUniversity of Idaho, J.D., 1976
Admitted1976, Idaho
Memberships Idaho State Bar; Fourth District Bar Association; American Bar Association: Sections on Labor and Employment Law; Real Property Trust and Probate; Economics of Law Practice.
Special AgenciesUS Department of Labor; EEOC; NLRB; Idaho Department of Labor and Commerce; Idaho Human Rights Commission; OSHA; MSHA.
LanguagesSwedish, German, French and Italian

Merrily Munther (credentials) has been in private practice in the Boise area for 35 years after graduating with honors from the University of Idaho College of Law. She particularly enjoys representing clients who have become friends over the years, and to being available to assist them in their business and personal legal needs. She also enjoys educating her clients so they might be able to handle some issues on their own.

Editor-in-Chief, Idaho Law Review, 1975-1976.


1969-1972: Industrial Indemnity (San Francisco), legal department.

1973: Secretary to House Judiciary Committee, State of Idaho.

1974: Boise Cascade Corporation, Boise, Idaho, summer law intern.

1975: Ferguson & Burdell, Seattle, Washington, summer law intern.

1976-1983: Elam, Burke, Jeppesen, Evans & Boyd, Boise, Idaho, served as assisting and primary attorney in matters relating to employment law, real estate, banking, and mining law.

1983-1984: In practice as sole practitioner emphasizing employment, real estate law.

1992 through present: Merrily Munther, PLLC, under predecessor names, with an emphasis in general business, employment law, real estate, construction and probate law.

Ms. Munther also acts as hearing officer and mediator in employment related matters.

Publications / Lecturer

Defending Wrongful Discharge Claims Under Idaho Law , (NBI, 2002)

Constructions Issues in Idaho (Lorman, 2002)

Wage and Hour Law Update in Idaho , (Lorman, 2002)

Disciplinary Action Following Strike (1998).

Employee Handbooks in Idaho , (NBI 1998)

Idaho Labor and Employment Law , (NBI, 1997-1998).

Fair Housing Laws , Pioneer Real Estate School (1995).

Occupational Safety and Health , (NBI, 1993-1994; Lorman, 1995).

Lecturer to employer groups on topics of hiring, firing, drug testing, OSHA, employee manuals, sexual harassment, and employment discrimination; and to real estate groups regarding the Fair Housing Act, landlord-tenant, and real property law.

Membership and Offices Held

Idaho State Bar; American Bar Association (sections on Labor Law, Real Property, Probate and Trusts, and Economics of Law Practice, Forum on the Construction Industry);

Board of Directors of American Judicature Society (1982-1986); Board of Trustees (1982-1989), President (1990-1991), National Conference of Bar Foundations;

Member, American Bar Association Commission on Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts;

President (1986-1988), Idaho Law Foundation; President (1981-1982), Fourth District Bar Association;

Member Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity;

Past Chairman, Legal Advisory Committee, Associated General Contractors (Idaho Chapter);

Member, Legislative Committee, Idaho Building Contractors Association;

Past Advisor, Idaho Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association;

Past President, Boise Chapter, National Association of Women in Construction;

Past Lt. Governor, Division 6 and past President, Capital City Kiwanis Club.

Project Development Experience

Condominium development in McCall, Idaho.

Residential subdivisions at Elkhorn and Sun Valley, Boise County and Ada County.

Commercial development with retail shopping areas at Challis and Boise.

Member, Subcommittee on Boise City Comprehensive Plan (1992-1995).

Idaho Legislative Taskforce on Development Impact Fees.

Reported CasesRice v. Rice, 103 Idaho 85, 645 P.2d 319 (1982); Century 21 Quality Properties, Inc. v. Chandler, 103 Idaho 193, 646 P.2d 435 (1982); Hemingway v. Gruener, 106 Idaho 422, 679 P.2d 1140 (1984).
Transactions Condominium development in McCall, Idaho. Residential subdivisions at Elkhorn and Sun Valley, Boise County and Ada County. Commercial development with retail shopping areas at Challis and Boise. Member, Subcommittee on Boise City Comprehensive Plan (1992-1995). Idaho Legislative Taskforce on Development Impact Fees.

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Merrily Munther

911 N. Davis Avenue
McCallID 83638


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