About Us

Lance Herndon, J.D., EA

Senior Case Manager-IRS Enrolled Agent

Lance has spent 25 years in law, finance, taxation, tax resolution, debtor’s rights and compliance. He is an IRS Enrolled Agent and former attorney. Lance holds a J.D. (Law) degree from the University of Montana, a B.A. degree in Business Administration (with honors), and a Certified Managerial Accounting Accreditation. Lance has been a partner and principal in numerous businesses.

During the economic downturn Lance worked for the Department of Treasury helping debtors stay in their homes. Mr. Herndon has spent 25 years advocating for the consumer representing clients against corporate, government and special interests.

Extensively trained in tax resolution and IRS code Lance has the experience and case analysis techniques that enable him to provide tax settlement strategies often overlooked.

David Bjornson, J.D., LL.M

Tax Attorney, Masters in Taxation

Mr. Bjornson has spent his 37 year legal career specializing in tax litigation, tax planning, business organizations, and dispute resolution. He is senior partner of Bjornson Law Offices, a distinguished firm established in 1998. He was formerly with Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, and Seattle law firms of Monahan & Biagi and Bogle & Gates, a large 200+ attorney firm.

David was formerly employed as a Certified Public Accountant by the international accounting firm Touche Ross & Co. He holds a Masters of Laws degree in taxation from the New York University (1988), a J.D. degree (with honors) from the University of Montana (1985), and a B.A. degree in Business Administration (with honors) from the University of Montana (1979). He is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, the U.S. Federal District Court and is a member of the American Association of Attorneys-Certified Public Accountants. David is honored in the 2013-2016 editions of Best Lawyers in America. The Best Lawyers in America selects attorneys based on comprehensive survey from thousands of top lawyers in the U.S.

David is an “AV Preeminent” rating from Marindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Layers. The highest possible rating an attorney can recieve.

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Paul J. Petit, J.D.

General Counsel

Mr. Petit’s legal career spans 45 years of practice in Chicago and Missoula, Montana. He is currently a sole practitioner specializing in business, tax and technical litigation. He practiced in Chicago from 1973 through 1990, specializing in business litigation primarily in the Federal Courts, including class action and complex cases, with a number of firms. He moved to Missoula in 1990 leaving his partnership in the 120+ lawyer firm of Altheimer & Gray to establish his own practice in Montana. Since 1990, he has been a practicing trial lawyer in Missoula, with a brief stint as General Counsel for Tri-City Railroad in Kennewick, WA.

He earned a J.D (highest honors, 1973) from Loyola University of Chicago Law School after receiving Honors Program B.S. degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Loyola University (1968). He was certified as a Trial Practice Instructor by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (1987) and has participated as instructor in courses training practicing lawyers. He has also been on the adjunct faculty of Northwestern University School of Law, Loyola University School of Law and the University of Montana Law School.

Mr. Petit has been involved in the negotiation and settlement of hundreds of legal claims during his career and received mediator certification from the Northwest Mediation Center in 2014.

Paul holds an “AV Preeminent®” rating from the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.™ This rating is based both on legal skills as evaluated by his fellow practitioners as well as adherence to the highest ethical standards.

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