William K. VanCanagan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Land Use & Zoning Attorney in Missoula, MT

Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind P.C.
 | 201 West Main, Suite 201
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: 406-728-0810
Fax: 406-543-0134
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Land Use/Zoning (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

For decades, William K. VanCanagan has been helping clients in Montana navigate business law matters. As a shareholder at Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind P.C., he handles cases that involve commercial and business transactions, land use, real estate, mergers, acquisitions, venture capital transactions, business startups and corporate law. Mr. VanCanagan also has an extensive estate planning practice through which he assists people with matters such as taxation and probate.

From the entrepreneur to the seasoned owner, anyone in the business world should know where to turn for legal assistance. Mr. VanCanagan understands the importance of finding a solution that not only addresses a client's needs, but also is cost-efficient and time-efficient. Using his knowledge of the law and years of experience, Mr. VanCanagan collaborates with clients to develop a legal strategy. He has built a reputation for protecting a client's rights now and looking ahead to prevent issues down the road.

His successful career is built on a solid education. In 1978, Mr. VanCanagan earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Stanford University. He then attended the University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1981. In 1982, Mr. VanCanagan received a Master of Laws in federal taxation from the Boston University School of Law.

Admitted to practice throughout Montana and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana in 1981, Mr. VanCanagan has subsequently been admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Land Use/Zoning (30%)

Business/Corporate (50%)

Estate Planning & Probate (20%)

Focus Areas


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Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019

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About William VanCanagan

Admitted: 1981, Montana

Professional Webpage: http://dmllaw.com/attorneys/william-k-vancanagan/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1997
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit in 1999
  •  U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 1981
  • Montana
  • State Bar of Montana, Member

Educational Background:

  • Stanford University, B.A., Economics, 1978
  • Boston University, L.L.M. in Federal Taxation, 1982
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Office Location for William K. VanCanagan

201 West Main
Suite 201
Missoula, MT 59802

Phone: 406-728-0810

Fax: 406-543-0134

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Last Updated: 2/8/2019

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