Kaitlin DeCrescente

Kaitlin DeCrescente

Licensed in North Dakota and Montana
  • Business Law, Probate, Estate Planning ...
  • Montana, North Dakota
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Growing up in a farming family in Williston, North Dakota, Kaitlin understands the unique legal challenges that come with the changing dynamic of western North Dakota. She has handled a wide range of legal issues in her career, but she currently focuses on transactional matters, including probate, oil and gas, property matters, estate planning, business law, municipal law, and zoning issues. Kaitlin also does appellate work and has ably represented clients before the North Dakota Supreme Court. Kaitlin currently serves as the civil Municipal Attorney for Fairview, Montana, and she has previously served as an Assistant City Attorney for Williston, ND, Stanley, ND, and Arnegard, ND, and City Attorney for Sidney, MT.

Kaitlin was a paralegal in Williston before attending law school in Lexington, Virginia. During law school, Kaitlin worked as a judicial extern for Judge David B. Carson in the Roanoke, Va., City Circuit Court. Kaitlin was also a senior article editor for the Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment. Her note, which analyzes legal issues arising from western North Dakota's oil boom, won the Journal's Best Note Award and was selected for publication. Drawing off her prior experiences as a reporter, Kaitlin was also the executive editor and online editor for her law school newspaper, The Law News. While she worked on the paper and served on the editorial board, The Law News won the ABA's National Law School Newspaper Award three years in a row.

Although she enjoyed her time in Virginia, Kaitlin was happy for the opportunity to return to her hometown. When she's not in the office, Kaitlin loves to spend time with her husband and their pets, experiment with new recipes, travel, and entertain friends and family.

Washington and Lee University School of Law
J.D. (2016) | Law
Honors: 2015 Best Note Award, Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment - Selected for Publication
Activities: Executive Editor, The Law News Senior Articles Editor, Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment
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University of North Dakota
B.A. (2011) | English, Communication
Certificate in Writing & Editing Paralegal Certificate
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Neff, Eiken & Neff, PC
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Pippin Law Firm
Furuseth, Olson & Evert
Farm Succession Coordinator
International Farm Transition Network
Best Note Award
Washington & Lee Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment
Gas Up the DeLorean: Assessing Ways to Correct Current Problems Created by New Drilling Technology and Past Practices in Estate Planning, Property, and Oil and Gas Law
Professional Associations
Montana Bar Association  # 49397072
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Upper Missouri Bar Association
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North Dakota Bar  # 08136
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American Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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North Dakota
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Energy, Oil & Gas Law
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
  • English: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
Neff, Eiken & Neff, PC
111 East Broadway
PO Box 1526
Williston, ND 58801
Telephone: (701) 577-2000
Fax: (701) 577-8927