Our Practice Areas
Murane & Bostwick attorneys represent clients before all levels of local, state, and federal government and administrative agencies. We routinely advise clients on government rules and regulations, and how to ensure compliance to avoid any business interruption or negative impact on professional licenses. We work with various agencies, and if necessary engage in administrative litigation, to ensure the needs and goals of our clients are obtained.
Murane & Bostwick attorneys have been lead counsel for dozens of cases decided by the Wyoming Supreme Court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. We handle appeals in cases litigated by our firm, as well as appeals in cases conducted by other firms at the trial court level. In addition, we will assist clients with discovery issues, dispositive motions, jury instructions, and post-trial motions, to ensure the best chance of success on appeal.
Business Formation and Corporate Law
Murane & Bostwick’s business attorneys assist clients with formation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other business entities. After formation we provide ongoing advice on corporate governance and operation of our clients’ businesses in order to help them grow and prosper. We provide practical solutions and related legal services based on our clients’ needs as they arise, including contract review and drafting, regulatory compliance, financing transactions, ownership structuring and shareholder disputes. Our business clients range from a broad spectrum of businesses, from small, family owned entities to large, multi-state and multinational corporations.
Commercial Transactions, Contracts and Litigation
Murane & Bostwick Attorneys represent all types of business, commercial enterprises and industries. We offer our clients a broad base of experience and service in areas of commercial disputes, mergers and acquisitions, buyouts and transfers, formation, leasing and real estate transactions. We regularly prosecute and defend a large array of civil litigation in state and federal court. Our commercial litigation experience includes numerous cases and actions involving commercial disputes, construction, contract, employment, tort liability, products liability and personal injury matters. Murane & Bostwick has experience representing borrowers and lenders in complex commercial financial transactions including providing expertise for client acquisition, construction, real estate and restructuring loans.
Murane & Bostwick’s attorneys represent developers, owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, engineers and sureties in construction law matters including both residential and commercial construction. The firm assists its construction clients with drafting and reviewing construction contracts. The firm’s attorneys also represent construction clients in construction defect and other construction disputes, bond claims and liens.
Being charged with a crime is a serious matter that can result in the loss of liberty and property. Attorneys and Murane & Bostwick stand ready to represent those who have been charged with crimes in all state and federal courts in Wyoming.
Murane & Bostwick, LLC advises and assists employers in all facets of employment law, including wrongful termination, restrictive covenants/non-compete agreements, wage and hour matters, preparing employee handbooks, drafting employment contracts and defending discrimination claims. In regard to the latter, Murane & Bostwick attorneys represent employers before courts and administrative agencies, including the Wyoming Department of Labor and the EEOC, in defense of Title VI, ADA, ADEA and FMLA claims.
Estate Planning and Administration
Murane & Bostwick’s estate planning and probate attorneys provide clients with individualized and comprehensive estate planning to fit their particular needs and desires. We represent client in the preparation and completion of simple and complex wills, trusts and trust administration, powers of attorney and healthcare powers of attorney for end of life decisions. These individual and comprehensive plans often include business succession, charitable giving and probate planning.
Murane & Bostwick attorneys are also there for their clients and client’s families to assist in the probate process upon the passing of a loved one. We provide all services necessary to probate an estate, including the preparation and filing of all necessary petitions and pleadings, and prepare all necessary documents to transfer title to property.
Murane & Bostwick’s attorneys have represented a wide variety of local govern, water and sewer districts, and improvement and service districts on many legal matters unique to their needs, including providing day-to-day advice to boards, commissions and public administrators. Our attorneys have expertise on issues and matters involving local government such as government contract issues, construction bidding, administration and claims related to public works projects, personnel issues, administrative procedure, planning and zoning, drafting of ordinances, rules and regulations, and public meeting and public records issues.
Murane & Bostwick’s attorneys represent insurance clients in first-party coverage and bad faith matters, including coverage litigation, declaratory judgment actions, drafting coverage opinions, and drafting reservation of rights and declination letters. The firm’s insurance practice encompasses a wide variety of types of insurance, including general liability, automobile (including UM/UIM claims), disability, property, pollution coverage, construction defect and excess/umbrella insurance. Our attorneys also represent insurers in fraud and arson investigations, including examinations under oath.
THIRD-PARTY LIABILITY REPRESENTATION OF INSUREDS
Murane & Bostwick has long been recognized as an insurance defense firm. Representation of insureds in defense of all manner of liability claims and litigation comprises a significant portion of the firm’s practice. The firm’s attorneys represent insureds from inception and investigation of the claim through litigation, trial and appeal. The firm also assists insurers with subrogation claims.
Medical and Professional Malpractice Defense
Murane & Bostwick has a deep and rich history of representing health care providers and other professionals (such as accountants, real estate professionals, etc.) in cases involving allegations of malpractice. Our attorneys appreciate the stresses involved when a professional is accused of substandard performance, and we strive to alleviate our clients’ anxiety as best as possible while a claim or lawsuit is pending. We work hard to understand the complexities unique to each case, diligently pursue a just resolution when it is appropriate, and stand ready to provide a vigorous defense at trial when necessary.
Personal Injury and Property Damage Claims
Murane & Bostwick attorneys have a large amount of experience handling personal injury, wrongful death and other accidents causing harm to an individual or family. Our attorneys will discuss your case with you at no charge, without obligation and with strict confidentiality. We represent and seek justice for our clients with our utmost obligations to them, while adhering to honor and ethics of our profession. We pride ourselves on being transparent with our clients from the first consultation through the end of a case. We refuse to compromise our core beliefs or to create unreasonable expectations to secure a case. Every client, and every potential client who seeks our services will be treated with respect during our representation and long after the case is over. We cannot promise recovery in every case, but we can and do promise to always advocate for the interests of our clients.
Product Liability Defense
Murane & Bostwick attorneys have been defending manufacturers, distributors and insurance companies in products liability matters in both state and federal courts for more than 50 years. Our goal is to build a long term relationship with each client. In our experience, that relationship is the foundation for preparing and presenting a vigorous defense, in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Our members have experience in handling a wide range of products liability matters, including automotive, industrial, and construction equipment – just to name a few. In addition to our defense of product liability claims in the courtroom, our attorneys also have experience dealing with the range of business issues faced by product manufacturers and distributors. These business concerns include risk management, effect product warnings, contract negotiation, document retention, and supply chain claims.
Real Estate Law
Murane & Bostwick’s attorneys have the expertise to represent clients in many areas of real estate matters including: (a) transactional business involving selling, buying, and leasing land, buildings, and housing along with issues related to those types of transactions, such as title review and environmental investigation; (b) litigation matters and issues such as boundary disputes, zoning compliance, construction defects, foreclosure, enforcement of covenants, evictions, breach of contract and mechanics liens; (c) assistance with planning, zoning, liquor license transfers and other matters subject to regulation by counties, cities and towns. Our clients include real estate owners, both commercial and residential, home owners associations, buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants, title companies, banks, realtors and property management mental entities such as cities and towns, planning and zoning commissions, school districtscompanies in all aspects of real estate matters.
Murane & Bostwick’s attorneys have extensive experience representing both insured and self-insured motor carriers in trucking accident litigation, including personal injury, wrongful death, property damage and cargo loss claims. Our attorneys also represent motor carriers in relation to regulatory compliance, moving violations including overweight tickets, towing and storage fee disputes.
Professional associations and affiliations of Murane & Bostwick in the transportation industry include the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) and ALFA International – Transportation Section. Murane & Bostwick attorneys participate in the ALFA International Transportation Practice Groups “Go Team Directory” and in the TIDA “Rapid Response Team,” each providing twenty-four hour a day, seven-day a week immediate access to legal support to their motor carrier members.
Wyoming is one of a few states in which coverage for those injured in the course of extra-hazardous employment is administered almost completely by the state government. Attorneys at Murane & Bostwick are well versed in Wyoming’s legal and organizational workers’ compensation system. We represent both employees and employers in contested hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings and the Medical Commission in cases involving workers’ compensation benefits.