Ms. Beatty is a member of the firm’s Commercial and Litigation Groups. A large part of her practice is dedicated to representing clients in the areas of commercial law and litigation. Her responsibilities include advising clients on choice of entity, corporate and business liability, commercial transactions, regulatory issues posed by various state agencies, insurance requirements, and employment related matters. She assists her clients in negotiating and drafting various commercial contracts, analyzing legal issues and drafting documents associated with mergers and acquisitions, drafting comprehensive employment policies and procedures, including drug and alcohol testing policies, and protecting intellectual property rights. Ms. Beatty assists her clients with all forms of business transactions, including property acquisitions, lease agreements, and financing and security agreements. She represents employers in unlawful discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage and unemployment benefits claims.
Ms. Beatty’s litigation experience includes the successful representation of clients in both federal and state courts in the areas of complex elections and constitutional law. Her general litigation experience includes drafting various pleadings, discovery requests, legal memoranda and briefs, researching numerous legal issues and theories, conducting depositions, client and witness interviews, assisting with dispute resolution processes, and appearing at court hearings and trials. Ms. Beatty’s areas of litigation practice include constitutional law; elections law; unlawful discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage and unemployment benefits claims; real estate and property law; copyrights infringement; civil rights litigation; and municipal liability and insurance defense.
Before joining BKBH, Ms. Beatty earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her JD degree from the University Of Montana School Of Law. Admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts in Montana, Ms. Beatty’s primary areas of practice are in commercial law, litigation, and insurance defense.