Beard St. Clair Gaffney

Established in 1963

Practice Area: Agribusiness, Agricultural Law, Antitrust And Trade Regulation 77 more areas of practice + 77 more

Attorneys at This Firm 15 + attorneys view all
Attorney Awards
AV Preeminent
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208-932-0281

Beard St. Clair Gaffney

208-932-0281

Serving Driggs, ID view address

Serving Driggs, ID view address

Attorney Awards AV Preeminent

About Beard St. Clair Gaffney

Legal Insight. Business Instinct.

Beard St. Clair has grown to become one of the more prominent law firms in Idaho. Over the past four decades, we have established our reputation by providing unmatched quality legal services in a timely manner. We successfully walk each client through the legal process adding our experience and expertise along the way.

We serve as your strategic partner. It is through our experience of advising so many...

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Legal Insight. Business Instinct.

Beard St. Clair has grown to become one of the more prominent law firms in Idaho. Over the past four decades, we have established our reputation by providing unmatched quality legal services in a timely manner. We successfully walk each client through the legal process adding our experience and expertise along the way.

We serve as your strategic partner. It is through our experience of advising so many businesses and individuals that we have gained an exceptional understanding of your needs and expectations and are uniquely poised to provide the most responsive, efficient, and effective legal solutions available.

Business

Our business lawyers combine practical experience in the business world with expertise in legal matters affecting all aspects of business operations, from entity selection and formation through termination and wind up. We simplify the law while protecting your business interests, enabling your plans, and resolving your conflicts. We emphasize businesses need for clear guidance, staying within budget, and facilitating deal making. We are numbers oriented and have the ability to deal with complex business and financial issues, complex controversies, and complex regulations.

Real Estate

We represent developers, investors, lenders, buyers, and sellers involved in the acquisition, development, financing, sale, and leasing of real estate. We are experienced in the use of the condominium forms of ownership and, in particular, office condominiums. We regularly represent clients in taxation of real estate and zoning issues. We frequently assist in planning the structure of and negotiating complex real estate transactions, as well as handling the legal analysis and documentation.

Litigation

Litigation can occur in virtually every area of the law, including business settings. While many hold themselves out as "trial attorneys," our Litigation Team brings you experience with real trial time and a demonstrated ability to litigate complex disputes all the way to verdict and appeal, if necessary. We approach cases with a team orientation so that the right attorneys are always current on issues and case status. We have the ability to communicate effectively, maintain professional relationships with opposing counsel in order to facilitate the best resolution, and access to state-of-the-art research databases.

Estate Planning

We create plans that enable you to control your property, take care of yourself and your loved ones, and transfer your property in the way you want, all at reasonable costs. These plans minimize disputes and perpetuate positive ideals while meeting goals. We believe you should review your goals, plans, and objectives regularly with counseling-oriented advisors, and learn how to administer your affairs in the most cost effective way. We encourage you to explore all planning options, avoid ineffective shortcuts and make informed decisions about who will manage your assets upon disability or death. We believe all steps in the estate planning process are important and are committed to maintaining high levels of education and training.

Beard St. Clair has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell which indicates very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from other industry members.

History and Experience

Beard St. Clair has a firm history dating back to the 1960's. Members of the firm have gone on to be a member of the US House of Representatives, an Idaho State District Judge, an Idaho Supreme Court Justice, a United States Magistrate Judge, and a Senator in the Idaho legislature.

The firm has an active litigation practice in federal and state courts and handles several jury trials per year.

We represent major insurance carriers, banks, manufacturers, high-technology companies, multi-level sales organizations, and members of the health care industry. The firm also represents individual clients in a wide-range of legal planning and problem resolution.

Members of the firm participate in various professional associations and civic and charitable organizations. The following are representative: Idaho State Bar; Idaho Trial Lawyers Association; Wealth Counsel; American Health Lawyers Association; Rotary; Idaho Community Foundation; and Eastern Idaho Technical College Foundation.

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Areas of Law

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Law
  • Antitrust And Trade Regulation
  • Arbitration
  • Asset Protection
  • Banking Law
  • Finance
  • Business Law
  • Buying
  • Selling Businesses
  • Charitable Giving
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Computers And Software
  • Condominiums
  • Construction Law
  • Copyrights
  • Corporate Law
  • Creditors Rights
  • Crop Damage
  • Chemical Applications
  • Distribution
  • Distributorships
  • Drugs And Narcotics
  • Cosmetic Law
  • E-Commerce
  • Elder Law
  • Emerging Business Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Estate And Gift Taxation
  • Estate Planning; Estate Administration
  • Farm And Ranch Law
  • Franchises And Franchising
  • Government Relations
  • Guardianship
  • Conservatorship
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor And Employment
  • Leases
  • Foreclosures
  • Liens
  • Life And Health Insurance
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medicare And Medicaid
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Mortgages
  • Multilevel Sales
  • Nonprofit And Charitable Organizations
  • Paca
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Social Security
  • Taxation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Trial Practice
  • Trust Law
  • Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Valuations
  • Venture Capital
  • Warranties
  • White Collar Crime
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Zoning Law
  • Planning Law
  • Land Use

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Client Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 3 reviews
  • 100% client recommended 3 recommendations
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    5.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.7/5.0
  • Winston V. Beard Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 09/24/10

    Excellent, professional attorney. Knows what he's doing. Read more

    Excellent, professional attorney. Knows what he's doing.

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
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  • Gregory C. Calder Read 1 review

    4.8/5.0 by a Private Individual on 09/20/10

    Very professional but a bit expensive. Read more

    Very professional but a bit expensive.

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      5.0/5.0
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    • Quality of Service

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  • Beard St. Clair Gaffney

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 02/26/14

    Michael Gaffney was extraordinary in his help for us. We found him to communicate clearly, concisely and with quick response. It's evident that he has vast experience i... Read more

    Michael Gaffney was extraordinary in his help for us. We found him to communicate clearly, concisely and with quick response. It's evident that he has vast experience in this arena and extends wonderful direction. He's compassionate, empathic and very, very smart. He helped more than we can describe and we're so very thankful for his work.
    This is one magnificent attorney!

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

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    • Quality of Service

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0 115 reviews
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.4/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.4/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.5/5.0
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0

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Firm Details

Year Established
1963
Firm Size
19