Allan Karell


Direct: (406) 294-8481
akarell@kdhlawfirm.com

Allan KarellALLAN KARELL concentrates his practice on agricultural and commercial real estate acquisitions and sales, business mergers and acquisitions, secured financing transactions, and foreclosures and workouts. He regularly works with attorneys around the state and the country on real estate financing and transactional matters. He also represents clients in business sales and purchases, commercial transactions, operation and governance of entities, and business law issues.

Allan is a fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. He is listed in the area of real estate law in Best Lawyers in America, in Mountain States Super Lawyers, and in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is an associate member of the Montana Land Title Association.

Allan obtained his law degree with high honors from the University of Montana in 1976, and after clerking for U.S. District Judge William J. Jameson, has practiced law in Billings, Montana since 1977. He has lectured on various real estate issues, including foreclosure and title insurance.


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Curriculum Vitae

Education
University of Montana School of Law
  • J.D. with high honors - 1976

St. Olaf College, Minnesota
  • B.A. magna cum laude - 1973

Bar Admissions
Montana - 1976
Practice Areas
Business
  • Contracts

  • Entity formation

  • Entity operation and governance

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Sales and purchases

  • Succession planning

  • Transactions

Finance
  • Foreclosures and workouts

  • Secured lending

Real Estate
  • Agricultural real estate acquisitions and sales

  • Commercial real estate acquisitions and sales

  • Financing

  • Foreclosures and workouts

  • Leasing

  • Residential real estate acquisitions and sales

Associations & Memberships
Professional
American College of Real Estate Lawyers - Fellow
American College of Mortgage Attorneys - Fellow, State Chair
Montana Land Title Association - Associate Member
American Bar Association - Member
State Bar of Montana - Member
Yellowstone Area Bar Association - Member
Civic
Rotary Club of Billings - Member
  • Past President

  • Board of Directors of Billings Rotary Club Foundation

Family Service, Inc.
  • Member, Board of Directors

Montana State University-Billings Foundation
  • Member, Board of Directors

Billings Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chairman of the Board of Directors

  • Past Chairman-Governmental Affairs and Managed Growth Committees

Special K Ranch
  • Past Member, Board of Directors

  • Past President, Board of Directors

Friendship House
  • Past Member, Board of Directors

  • Past President, Board of Directors

  • Past Member, Endowment Board of Directors

Northern Rockies Cancer Treatment Center
  • Past Member, Board of Directors

Honors & Awards
Best Lawyers in America - Real Estate
Mountain States Super Lawyers - Real Estate
Chambers USA-America’s Leading Lawyers - Real Estate
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Montana Environmental Law Handbook - Contributor
The Law of Distressed Real Estate - Contributor
The Digest of Commercial Laws of the World - Contributor
Prior Experience
Crowley, Haughey, Hanson, Toole & Dietrich P.L.L.P.
  • Associate (1977-1980)

  • Partner (1981-2007)

Law Clerk to U.S. District Court Judge William J. Jameson (1976-1977)