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Prior Experience (Employment)
Neil co-chaired the Rocky Mountain Law Foundation Special Institute on Natural Resources Development on Indian Land in 2006 and spoke on tribal jurisdiction at the RMMLF Special Institute in 2011. He is currently co-chairing the RMMLF Special Institute on Indian Law scheduled for September of 2017 and is the Public Lands Section chair for the RMMLF 2017 Annual Institute. Over the years, he has spoken to various meetings of attorneys and industry professionals on construction law and Indian law matters, including the State Bar of Montana, the American Institute of Architects, the CNA Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys, and at the University of Vermont. He has appeared in numerous cases heard before the Montana Supreme Court, as well as the federal courts in Montana, the 9th Circuit, and the U. S. Supreme Court. A complete listing of reported decisions is available upon request.
Honors & Awards
Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law, Litigation - Construction, and Native American Law (2007-Present)
Mountain States Super Lawyers for Construction Litigation (2013-2018)
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Trustee at Large, (2011-2014)
Bridger Ski Foundation Board Member and Vice President (2005-2013)
Bridger Ski Foundation Nordic Committee chair (2005-2009)
Youth soccer and youth ski coach (1995-2009)
“Chief of Course” for various local ski races
Presentations & Publications
Neil has authored or co-authored numerous papers including, “Coal Mining on Indian Lands: A Study in Permits, Plans and Paperwork” presented at the 1992 ABA conference on Natural Resources Management and Environmental Enforcement on Indian Lands, co-authored with Mike Webster as well as several RMMLF papers.
State Bar of Montana
Gallatin County Bar Association
Montana Defense Trial Lawyers
Defense Research Institute
American Bar Association
State Law Resources, Board of Directors
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