A Montana firm proudly serving
property owners, business owners,
and small water utilities

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As a small firm, our services are:

Individualized. Unique. Flexible.

Property Owners - Farms

For property owners and
developers who need help with:

  • Contract drafting and review
  • Purchases, sales, and leases
  • Entity formation
  • Easements
  • Boundary issues
  • Partitions
  • Seller financing
  • Homeowner Associations
  • Environmental regulatory compliance
  • Environmental remediation
  • Mineral or agricultural leasing
  • Other property related issues

For small business owners that need assistance with:

  • Entity formation
  • Contract review and preparation
  • Business advice and planning
  • Business purchases and sales
  • Regulatory and environmental compliance
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And for small private water and sewer utilities that need assistance with:

  • Ratemaking or other issues before the Public Service Commission
  • Entity formation or corporate issues
  • Regulatory compliance before the DEQ or DNRC
  • Environmental or real estate issues
  • Other utility-related issues

Vista Law offers industry knowledge and integrated
legal representation for your property, small business,
small water utility,and environmental legal needs.


Our practice areas


Property and real estate law


Small water utility law


business law



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About Vista Law

Vista Law focuses on property and real estate law, small water utility law, small business law, and environmental and natural resources law.

Vista Law was founded to provide clients with individualized service and dedication.

As a small firm, Vista Law is able to provide unique and creative ways to assist with your legal issues.

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About our founder

Smith grew up in Toledo, Ohio, and has lived in Montana for nearly two decades. Smith founded Vista Law, PLLC in January 2023, where his practice focuses on property law, small utility law, business transactions, and environmental law.

Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Wake Forest University, a law degree from the University of Montana, and a Master of Law degree in Environmental Law from Lewis & Clark University.  While in law school, Mac served as the Publication Editor for the Public Land and Resources Law Review.  Before starting Vista Law, Smith was an attorney at Church Harris in Great Falls and Doney Crowley in Helena.

Smith is the former Montana State Bar’s Chair of the Natural Resource, Energy, & Environmental Law Section.  He has published papers or presented publicly on remediating property contamination, small water utility regulation, mineral leases, and the public trust doctrine, among other topics. Smith is a graduate of the NARUC Rate School on water utility rate-making

Smith currently serves on the boards of the Helena Ski Patrol Foundation and Preserve Montana.  When he is not practicing law, Smith enjoys spending time outdoors, especially skiing, fly fishing, hiking, and playing tennis.  He is married to Laura and has two wonderful girls and a pet lab.

Contact us

Fill out the form below to get in touch with our legal team, or call the office at (406) 545-3567 to talk to someone.



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