Mr. Bjornson has spent his nearly 30 year legal career practicing both in Seattle, Washington, and in Missoula, Montana, specializing in business transactions, contracts, loan transactions, corporate law, business organizations (including corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships), private and public business financings, real estate (both residential and commercial), tax litigation, tax planning, estate planning, trusts and probate, and alternative dispute resolution in lieu of litigation. Mr. Bjornson is a member of Bjornson Law Offices, located in Missoula, Montana, a distinguished firm originally established in 1998. He was formerly associated with Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP, and Boone, Karlberg & Haddon, both in Missoula, and the Seattle law firms of Monahan & Biagi and Bogle & Gates, a large 200+ attorney firm. Prior to law school, David was employed as a certified public accountant by the international accounting firm of Touche Ross & Co. He has a depth of experience in structuring and nurturing companies in their early growth phases through and into substantial revenues, multiple owners and classes of owners, investors and lenders, and a formal board of directors and officer slate. He holds a Masters of Laws degree (LL.M.) in taxation from New York University (1988), a J.D. degree (with honors) from the University of Montana (1985), a B.A. degree in Business Administration (with honors) from the University of Montana (1979), and a Certified Public Accountant Certificate (1981) (cert. maint.). He is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, the U.S. Federal District Court in Montana, is a member of the American Association of Attorneys â Certified Public Accountants, and sits on the Advisory Board for the Annual UM Tax Institute. He is a member of the Missoula Estate Planning Council. He is honored in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in AmericaÂ® as among the best in the corporate law field. Recognized by both the legal profession and the general public as a leading guide to legal excellence in the United States, The Best Lawyers in America selects attorneys based on a comprehensive survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers.
Since 1990, Mr. Bjornson has focused his practice significantly in affordable housing projects, many of which are supported by IRC Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and/or subsidized through other loan and guarantee programs, representing for-profit and nonprofit owner and/or developer clients in projects, large and small with a variety of tax credit investors / syndicators, focusing in Montana, Washington, Wyoming, North Dakota.