Mary Scrim Dyre


Direct: (406) 294-8482
mdyre@kdhlawfirm.com

Mary Scrim DyreMARY SCRIM DYRE has developed a broad commercial practice since her graduation from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1984 where she received the Order of the Coif distinction.

Her practice expertise includes the operational and compliance aspects of banking, secured lending, real estate and business transactions. She also has considerable experience advising clients with respect to Montana’s unique liquor licensing and gaming laws.

Ms. Dyre periodically lectures on Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, as well as on the particulars of secured agricultural lending. She has served in the capacity of Montana counsel to financial technology provider, D+H USA Corporation since 1988.


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Curriculum Vitae

Education
University of Oregon School of Law
  • J.D. with distinction, Order of the Coif - 1984

University of Puget Sound
  • B.S. (mathematics and economics) cum laude - 1981

Bar Admissions
Montana - 1984
U.S. District Court, District of Montana - 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit - 1989
Practice Areas
Banking
  • Compliance

  • Consumer issues

  • Credit card law

  • Operations

  • Regulatory matters

Business
  • Contracts

  • Entity operation and governance

  • Liquor and gaming

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Sales and purchases

  • Transactions

Finance
  • Secured lending

Real Estate
  • Agricultural real estate acquisitions and sales

  • Commercial real estate acquisitions and sales

  • Financing

  • Leasing

  • Residential real estate acquisitions and sales

Associations & Memberships
Professional
American Bar Association - Member
  • Section on Business Law

State Bar of Montana - Member
Yellowstone Area Bar Association - Member
  • Member, Mentoring Committee

  • President-Elect, 1996-1997

  • Member, Board of Directors, 1992-1995

  • Secretary/Treasurer, 1987-1989

Office of the Secretary of State
  • Member, Business Services Advisory Council, 2002-2006

Civic
Rotary Club of Billings - Member
  • Member, New Generations / Youth Programs

  • Member, Board of Directors

  • Past Member, Board of Directors, 2003-2005

Big Sky Economic Development Corporation
  • Member, Finance Committee

Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools
  • Member, Board of Directors

American Cancer Society - Relay for Life
  • Member, Executive Committee

  • Co-chair with husband, Jon, 2007-2008

YWCA of Billings Endowment Foundation, Inc.
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, 2012–2015

Honors & Awards
Best Lawyers in America
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law

  • Leisure and Hospitality Law

Publications & Speaking Engagements
Harland Financial Solutions Laser Pro Regional User Meeting (2009)
  • “Business Entity Basics”

Montana Bankers Association Ag Bankers Conference (2001, 2004)
  • “Issues Arising in Agricultural Lending Under Revised Article 9”

Montana State Bar Convention (2004)
  • “Business As Usual? Business and Commercial Law Update”

Montana State Bar Convention (2002)
  • “Taking Care of Business: Business and Commercial Law Update”

Commercial Law Manual
  • “Secured Transactions”

  • “Retail Installment Sales Act”

Montana Environmental Law Handbook
  • “Underground Storage Tank Regulation”

Current Issues in Commercial Real Estate Leases in Montana – Contributor
Prior Experience
Crowley, Haughey, Hanson, Toole & Dietrich P.L.L.P.
  • Associate (1984-1991)

  • Partner (1992-2007)