Tara Rice brings together extensive public and private sector experience to help her clients thrive in their pursuits and build great projects.



Tara Rice concentrates her practice on real property transactions, finance, and project development. Tara has particular experience with renewable energy development and economic development incentives.

Prior to joining the firm, Tara 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.

Tara currently serves on the board of the Montana Justice Foundation and the board of the Myrna Loy Center in Helena. 


111X Pacific, LLC - Acquisition and Financing

Represented the developer in the near-simultaneous $46M acquisition of three adjacent properties in the core of downtown Tacoma, Wash. in reliance on the opportunity zone incentive, and the associated syndication and financing for the development of a mixed-use integrated project.

Construction Financing for a Utility Scale Solar Project

Lead local counsel representing the lender group for the construction financing of a utility scale solar project.

Loan modification for a Utility Scale Wind Project

Lead local counsel representing the lender group in a loan modification for a utility scale wind project.



Yale Law School (J.D., 2012)

Seattle University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2007)


Yale Heyman Federal Public Service Fellowship, rural economic development policy

Fulbright Scholar, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, international economic development research



Montana Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

American Bar Association




District of Columbia (Inactive)


Yale Law School