Firm Overview

A Local Law Firm Serving Local People and Businesses

Trusted Counsel and Representation in Montana, Idaho and Northern Utah

We are not a Wall Street law firm or even a large law firm. We are not the hard-nosed urban attorneys often seen in the movies. We are legal counselors helping local people and businesses in the Rocky Mountain region solve their legal problems.

Our firm, Max A. Hansen & Associates, P.C., was founded in 1980 and represents people and businesses with matters involving business transactions, estate planning, probate, dispute resolutions and real estate transactions with a focus on Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 tax deferred exchanges.

We invite you to contact us online or call 406-551-4431 to schedule a meeting with our friendly and professional staff at our Dillon, Montana office.

Real World Experience

We do not just practice law. We are also business owners and operators with a depth of practical experience in agriculture and business administration. We know the people and places of northern Utah and Montana and through our association with national, state and local bar associations, we also know and maintain contact with attorneys throughout the country.

Our legal knowledge and hands-on experience is what makes us a trusted legal representative and counselor for people and businesses throughout the Rocky Mountain region. We offer advice that is legally sound, yet practical — that works within bureaucratic parameters, yet still uses old fashioned common sense.

A Leading Authority in Tax Deferred Exchanges

Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 allows taxpayers to sell both their real estate and personal property and re-invest in new property while deferring capital gains taxes. We are one of most knowledgeable law firms in the region regarding this area of the law. Attorney Max A. Hansen is the president and CEO of American Equity Exchange, Inc., one of the first qualified Section 1031 exchange intermediaries in the Rocky Mountain region.

To learn more about American Equity Exchange and its affiliates, visit

Schedule a Meeting

To meet with an experienced lawyer at our Dillon, Montana office, contact us online or call 406-551-4431. Our office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information about our practice areas, visit our practice areas page.