Sol Lovas (Billings, Montana)

Sol Lovas

Licensed for 37 years

Practice Area: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Wills and Probate 3 more areas of practice + 3 more

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BV Distinguished
Member at firm Sol Lovas, Lawyer, P.C.

Sol Lovas

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Serving Billings, MT view address

Partner at firm Sol Lovas, Lawyer, P.C.

Serving Billings, MT view address

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Awards BV Distinguished

About Sol Lovas


Law Clerk to Hon. Russell E. Smith, U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 1979—1980. Adjunct Professor, Estate Administration, Rocky Mountain College Legal Assistant Program.
Founder and Chair, Yellowstone Valley Women Lawyers, 1987—1993.

Cases:
Timm v. Montana DPHHS, 2008 Mont. 126, 184 P.3d 994 (2008) (Medicaid eligibility issues)

Experience and Expertise:

Sol has been practicing Family Wealth Law in the Billings area since 1980. After practicing with a general law firm for several years, she opened her own solo practice in 1992, to specialize in Family Wealth Law.

Prior Employment:
Member, Felt, Martin, Frazier a...

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Law Clerk to Hon. Russell E. Smith, U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 1979—1980. Adjunct Professor, Estate Administration, Rocky Mountain College Legal Assistant Program.
Founder and Chair, Yellowstone Valley Women Lawyers, 1987—1993.

Cases:
Timm v. Montana DPHHS, 2008 Mont. 126, 184 P.3d 994 (2008) (Medicaid eligibility issues)

Experience and Expertise:

Sol has been practicing Family Wealth Law in the Billings area since 1980. After practicing with a general law firm for several years, she opened her own solo practice in 1992, to specialize in Family Wealth Law.

Prior Employment:
Member, Felt, Martin, Frazier and Lovas, P.C., Billings, MT, 1980—1992
Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge, Missoula, MT, 1979—1980

Professional Activities:
Sol is a frequent speaker for community and professional programs on Family Wealth Law issues.

Publications:
Sol Lovas, When Is a Family Not a Family? Inheritance and the Taxation of Inheritance Within the Non-Traditional Family, 24 Idaho Law Review 353 (1988)

Personal:
Sol was born in Seattle and grew up in Alaska. In 1976, she moved to Montana, where her mother and father were born and raised.


Certifications
Sol is the first and only Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA)* in the state of Montana.



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  • 4.3/5.0 4 reviews
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    4.4/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.3/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.2/5.0
  • Communication

    4.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.4/5.0
  • 3.8/5.0 by a Partner on 06/21/11 in Estate Planning

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    • Judgment

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/21/11 in Family Law

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    • Communication

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  • 3.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 08/16/09 in Estate Planning

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 08/10/09 in Aged and Aging

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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Member
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1979, Montana
      1982, U.S. Tax Court
      Credit Cards Accepted
      Law School Attended
      University of Montana
      Class of 1979
      J.D.
      with high honors
      University Attended
      Alaska Pacific University
      Class of 1976
      B.A.
      summa cum laude
      Birth Information
      Born in 1954
      Seattle, Washington, 1954
      Associations & Memberships
      State Bar of Montana
      American Bar Association
      National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
      Representative Cases
      Timm v. Montana DPHHS, 2008 MT 126, 184 P3d 994 (2008) (Medicaid eligibility issues).

      Areas of Law

      • Elder Law
      • Estate Planning
      • Wills and Probate
      • Trusts and Estates
      • Estate and Gift Tax
      • Special Needs Trusts