Eric K. Anderson - Anderson & Heard, P.L.L.C.
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Eric K. Anderson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 406-869-8869

Eric received his B.A. from the University of Montana in 1979, his J.D. from the University of Montana in 1985 and his Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University in 1986. From 1979 to 1982, Eric practiced as a CPA in the tax department of Price Waterhouse in Seattle, Washington. From 1985 through 2001, Eric was associated with a large regional law firm in its Billings, Montana office.

Awards and Honors include:

  • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates Law (2014 Lawyer of the Year for Trusts and Estates in Billings) and Tax Law (2016 Lawyer of the Year for Tax Law in Billings)
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts and Estates and Tax Law by Legal Leaders
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • “AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Activities include:

  • Estates and Trusts Committee of the State Bar of Montana, Past Chair
  • Liaison Lawyer/CPA Committee of the State Bar of Montana, Past Chair
  • University of Montana School of Law Tax Institute, Advisory Board Member
  • Bloomberg (BNA) Estate and Gift Tax Planner, Past Software Beta Tester
  • Speaker at various institutions and organizations

Community Involvement includes:

  • Board of Directors of Billings Clinic, Past Chair
  • Steering Committee Member of the National Institute of Health Policy
  • Foundation for Community Vitality, Past Board Member
  • United Way of Yellowstone County, Past Board Member
  • Boys' and Girls' Club of Billings and Yellowstone County Endowment Foundation, Past Board Member
  • Montana Community Foundation, Past Regional Representative and Finance Committee Member
  • Yellowstone Art Center Endowment Committee, Past Member
  • Friendship House, Past Board Member
  • First Interstate Bank, Advisory Board Member

The University of MontanaBA 1979The University of MontanaJ.D. 1985New York University School of LawLL.M 1986

Office Location

3936 Avenue B, Suite C
Billings, MT 59102-7636
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates of the Billings Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law of the Billings Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates of the Billings Metro Area
Eric K. Anderson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Eric K. Anderson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Eric K. Anderson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Tax Law (Business and Succession Planning, Corporate, Family Businesses, Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving, Trusts and Estates)
Trusts and Estates (Corporate, Estate Planning, Gift Planning, Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving, Probate, Trust Administration)