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William K. VanCanagan was born in Roslyn, New York. Bill was admitted to practice in Montana and U.S. District Court, District of Montana in 1981, the U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Court of Federal Claims in 1997, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit in 1999.

Practice Areas

Commercial and Business Transactions, Real Estate, Land Use, Estate Planning, Probate, Taxation, Corporate Law, Business Start-ups and Venture Capital Transactions, Mergers and Acquisitions.

Memberships and Activities

Bill is a member of the State Bar of Montana. His practice focuses on business planning and transactions. His practice areas include entrepreneurial and emerging companies, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and business combinations, securities regulation, corporate counseling and international transactions. His clients include businesses, owners and investors in the areas of manufacturing, technology, medical devices, financial transactions, recreational products and real estate transactions. Bill has completed numerous private and public merger and acquisition transactions, as well as securities financings for publicly and privately held businesses. Bill also specializes in complex land use matters, including subdivision and zoning law, where he represents private landowners and developers before state and federal regulatory agencies.


Stanford University (B.A., Economics, 1978); University of Montana (J.D., 1981); Boston University, L.L.M. in federal taxation, 1982.