About Our Firm
Beard St. Clair has grown to become one of the more prominent law firms in Idaho. Over the past four decades, we have established our reputation by providing unmatched quality legal services in a timely manner. We successfully walk each client through the legal process adding our experience and expertise along the way.
We serve as your strategic partner. It is through our experience of advising so many businesses and individuals that we have gained an exceptional understanding of your needs and expectations and are uniquely poised to provide the most responsive, efficient, and effective legal solutions available.
Our business lawyers combine practical experience in the business world with expertise in legal matters affecting all aspects of business operations, from entity selection and formation through termination and wind up. We simplify the law while protecting your business interests, enabling your plans, and resolving your conflicts. We emphasize businesses need for clear guidance, staying within budget, and facilitating deal making. We are numbers oriented and have the ability to deal with complex business and financial issues, complex controversies, and complex regulations.
We represent developers, investors, lenders, buyers, and sellers involved in the acquisition, development, financing, sale, and leasing of real estate. We are experienced in the use of the condominium forms of ownership and, in particular, office condominiums. We regularly represent clients in taxation of real estate and zoning issues. We frequently assist in planning the structure of and negotiating complex real estate transactions, as well as handling the legal analysis and documentation.
Litigation can occur in virtually every area of the law, including business settings. While many hold themselves out as “trial attorneys,” our Litigation Team brings you experience with real trial time and a demonstrated ability to litigate complex disputes all the way to verdict and appeal, if necessary. We approach cases with a team orientation so that the right attorneys are always current on issues and case status. We have the ability to communicate effectively, maintain professional relationships with opposing counsel in order to facilitate the best resolution, and access to state-of-the-art research databases.
We create plans that enable you to control your property, take care of yourself and your loved ones, and transfer your property in the way you want, all at reasonable costs. These plans minimize disputes and perpetuate positive ideals while meeting goals. We believe you should review your goals, plans, and objectives regularly with counseling-oriented advisors, and learn how to administer your affairs in the most cost effective way. We encourage you to explore all planning options, avoid ineffective shortcuts and make informed decisions about who will manage your assets upon disability or death. We believe all steps in the estate planning process are important and are committed to maintaining high levels of education and training.
History and Experience
Beard St. Clair has a firm history dating back to the 1960’s. Members of the firm have gone on to be a member of the US House of Representatives, an Idaho State District Judge, an Idaho Supreme Court Justice, a United States Magistrate Judge, and a Senator in the Idaho legislature.
The firm has an active litigation practice in federal and state courts and handles several jury trials per year.
We represent major insurance carriers, banks, manufacturers, high-technology companies, multi-level sales organizations, and members of the health care industry. The firm also represents individual clients in a wide-range of legal planning and problem resolution.
Members of the firm participate in various professional associations and civic and charitable organizations. The following are representative: Idaho State Bar; Idaho Trial Lawyers Association; Wealth Counsel; American Health Lawyers Association; Rotary; Idaho Community Foundation; and Eastern Idaho Technical College Foundation.
Beard St. Clair has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell which indicates very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from other industry members.