About Us


Mr. MacBride concentrates his practice on client needs, practical advice and effective solutions in the areas of business, natural resources, real estate, intellectual property, and immigration.

Meet our lead attorney,
Mr. Bill MacBride



Bill assists clients in order to meet their business objectives, by providing timely responses in patent, trademarks, mining and other business matters.

Bill is the founder of MacBride Law, PLLC. He spent 21 years as a partner at the Helena, MT based firm Gough, Shanahan, Johnson and Waterman, and 6 years as an attorney with Denver based Gold Fields Mining Company, a subsidiary of Consolidated Gold Fields of London, representing Gold Fields in Canada, Taiwan and throughout the US.


Mr. MacBride has
30 years of legal experience


Bill specializes in business organization, natural resources, real property, intellectual property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and immigration laws. Bill graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a BS in Geological Engineering, from the University of Houston with an MBA in Finance and from the University of Denver with a JD.

Bill has authored or co-authored articles for various seminars and publications (in business, intellectual property, Chinese mineral resources, environmental and patent laws). He has taught environmental, natural resources and business law for the Community College of Aurora (Colorado), the University of Denver Graduate Studies Program, the University of Montana-Helena, and Montana Tech. Between 1996-1998 he presented programs on mineral economics and mining tenure before the Chinese Ministry of Land in Helena and Beijing.

Bill is a member of the Colorado and Montana Bar Associations and a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is an active member of Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and Rotary International. He was a co-founder of the City of Helena International Affairs Council and is on the board of the Montana Center for International Visitors, the Grant-Kohrs Ranch Foundation, and the University of Helena-Montana Foundation Board, as president.

Past clients include: Gold Fields Mining, Peabody Coal Company, Natural Solutions, Montana Hydraulics, Montana Emergent Technologies, Newmont Mining, E.K. Lehmann & Assoc., Gallant Natural Resources, CX Ranch, Tempest Technologies, and Vilicus Farms.