Parsons Behle & Latimer Welcomes Corporate Attorney Tara Rice

Builds Presence in Helena

Parsons Behle & Latimer (Parsons), a preeminent law firm in the Intermountain West, is pleased to welcome corporate and real estate attorney Tara Rice to its Montana offices. Rice joins the firm in an of counsel capacity and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in both the private and public sectors. The addition of Rice to Parson’s attorney bench provides local access for Helena clients, where Rice is based, and expands Parsons’ range of legal offerings to clients throughout the state of Montana.  

Rice’s practice focuses on project development, real property transactions, business entity formation and contract negotiation.

Liz Mellem, Missoula and Helena office managing shareholder says, “We are thrilled to welcome Tara to Parsons Behle & Latimer. Her deep Montana roots and extensive legal experience are assets for both our clients throughout the Intermountain West and the firm’s commitment to growing its Montana practice.”

Prior to joining the firm, Rice served as the director of the Montana Department of Commerce. She previously practiced with the global project finance group at Latham & Watkins LLP. Earlier in her career, she worked at the federal Rural Development agency and as a policy staffer on the White House Rural Council. Rice is originally from north central Montana.

Rice says her interest in joining Parsons Behle and Latimer was based on the sophistication and expertise of Parsons’ transactional practice. She says she feels her practice will benefit from being part of a team of experienced attorneys who are great to work with and understand the businesses and industries they serve.

Parsons Behle & Latimer President Cory D. Sinclair says, “We are delighted to have Tara join our firm. She brings to the firm a wealth of experience from both the public sector and private practice, and her presence in both Helena and Missoula adds to our growing Montana practice. More than that, Tara is an outstanding person, and we are excited to welcome her to Parsons Behle & Latimer.” 

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Dana Robinson

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Parsons Behle & Latimer

Phone: 801.536.6647 Mobile: 801.541.4625