Eric Edward Nord

Eric Edward Nord

Partner
Location:
Billings, Montana
Phone:
406-255-0400
Fax:
406-255-0697
Email:

Eric Edward Nord works for the Crist, Krogh & Nord, PLLC law firm in Billings, Montana specializing his practice in the area of business law and litigation with a special emphasis on commercial transactions, employment law, real estate and construction issues, and corporate relations. Eric Edward Nord is a 1988 graduate of Boston University Law School. He is the Chairperson of the Montana Bar Association's Judicial Relations Committee and a Montana Bar Association Trustee. He has written articles and presented seminars on a variety of topics, including employment, real estate and commercial law issues. Eric Edward Nord is a member of the American Bar Association and serves on various non-profit boards and church offices.

For articles by this Attorney please see the hyperlinks below:

1)       Is your Independent Contractor Actually an Employee - by Eric Nord in Billings Business – July 1, 2011 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-actions-is-your-independent-contractor-actually-an-employee/article_eef1ebe3-d043-53eb-af66-5bc7d608cc0b.html

2)      Can Employers Monitor Employees’ Private messages? – By Eric Nord in Billings Business – April 1, 2011 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-actions-can-employers-monitor-employees-private-messages/article_aec01a5a-4161-571d-8890-5f90b6e340d5.html

3)      Supreme Court Decision Shocks LLC Proponents. – By Eric Nord in Billings Business – March 1, 2011 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-actions-supreme-court-decision-shocks-llc-proponents/article_a71ceed0-094a-57c8-a16b-2fae59ddc043.html

4)       Do Employees have Privacy in the Digital Age?  - By Eric Nord in Billings Business – February 1, 2011 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-actions-do-employees-have-privacy-in-the-digital-age/article_ca4f0df8-a640-582f-88da-ba7c8e32f942.html

5)    Thinking About Starting a Business?  Be sure to Study your Options - By Eric Nord in Billings Business, December 2010 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-actions-thinking-about-starting-a-business-be-sure-to/article_d555436c-f990-11df-b468-001cc4c002e0.html

6)       Understanding Contracts is Essential in the Business World. – By Eric Nord in Billings Business – September 1, 2010 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-actions-understanding-contracts-is-essential-in-the-business-world/article_bb1b6bf2-b129-11df-8df4-001cc4c002e0.html

7)     Making Sure Your Employee Policies are Clear, Consistent – By Eric Nord in Billings Business – October 2012 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-make-sure-your-employee-policies-are-clear-consistent/article_cf0958a9-b38c-5f8a-90ec-a6b548d2af3b.html

8)    Employment Law Protects Rights of Pregnant Workers - By Eric Nord in Billings Business - April 2013 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-employment-law-protects-rights-of-pregnant-workers/article_af539547-26a0-5493-93bd-b904e9ea0686.html

9)    Court Weighs in on Obesity as a Disability - By Eric Nord in Billings Business - November 2012 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-court-weighs-in-on-obesity-as-a-disability/article_d1d3d0ec-5c9c-57dc-8b1a-8d78a8f4ccd7.html

10)  Recent Supreme Court Decision Sheds New Light on Employee Contracts - By Eric Nord in Billings Business - September 2011 http://billingsgazette.com/legal-actions-recent-supreme-court-decision-sheds-new-light-on/article_11d23bb1-2b11-5d6b-89fc-be09b681c34e.html

11) Employers Can Consider Hearsay When Firing An Employee - By Eric Nord in Billings Business - June 2013 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-employers-can-consider-hearsay-when-firing-an-employee/article_b82c23ee-0964-5919-9fdd-32e9b4e429c0.html

12) As Construction Season Begins, Be Aware of Montana Contract law by Eric Nord in Billings Business - April 2014 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-as-construction-season-begins-be-aware-of-montana/article_d1df9273-7c36-5882-8da3-f1878dfbb46b.html

13) Correct Employee Classification, Handbook Reviews are Essential - by Eric Nord in Billings Business - March 2014 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-correct-employee-classification-handbook-review-are-essential/article_54cf8493-76c2-52a2-ab62-69bae2ba32f2.html

14) Sex: Discrimination Claims Apply to Commercial Property Cases - by Eric Nord in Billings Business - February 2015 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-discrimination-claims-could-apply-to-commercial-property-cases/article_5f3d832b-baa5-56cb-a3f3-84ad400530e7.html

15) Public Benefit Corporation Debuts in Montana - by Eric Nord in Billings Business - May 2016 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-public-benefit-corporation-debuts-in-montana/article_1a67784f-f24a-58fb-966a-7f5dc164a808.html

16) Yes, Non-Competition Restrictions Can be Enforced - By Eric Nord in Billings Business - October 2016   http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-yes-non-competition-restrictions-can-be-enforced/article_486f1b7e-7f12-5bf4-8246-addd9409554a.html

17)  Here are Tips on how to Avoid Adverse Action under EEOC - by Eric Nord in Billings Business - September 2016 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-here-are-tips-on-how-to-avoid-adverse/article_ed55c74e-268d-596a-a318-27e3a22df20c.html

18) Montana Supreme Court remains wary of Arbitration - by Eric Nord in Billings Business - April 2016 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-montana-supreme-court-remains-wary-of-arbitration/article_165411ed-2920-509b-af27-e575eb76e5ec.html

19) New Overtime Regulations will Affect Employers, and their workers - by Eric Nord in Billings Business - July 2016 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-new-overtime-regulations-will-affect-employers-and-their/article_b28a389f-ab96-5165-b27c-568ccc123917.html

20) EEOC Plan Addresses Temporary Workers, Minorities - by Eric Nord in Billings Business - February 2017 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-eeoc-plan-addresses-temporary-workers-minorities/article_f61ebc94-6534-5263-ab88-cdf13e4bc968.html

21) New Montana Law puts a Unique Spin on Crowd Funding - by Eric Nord in Billings Business - June 2016 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-new-montana-law-puts-a-unique-spin-on/article_113ed5b0-f5e0-5935-96db-4762d81013a6.html

22) Discrimination Claims could Apply to Commercial Property Cases - by Eric Nord in Billings Business - February 2015 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-discrimination-claims-could-apply-to-commercial-property-cases/article_5f3d832b-baa5-56cb-a3f3-84ad400530e7.html

23)  Are Verbal Contracts Worth the Paper they are Printed on?  by Eric Nord in Billings Business -April 2017  http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-are-verbal-contracts-worth-the-paper-they-re/article_776eee0c-2b83-553c-835f-49e866015ab5.html

24) Is OSHA calling?  Better have a Response Plan Ready - by Eric Nord in Billings Business - May 2017 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-is-osha-calling-better-have-a-response-plan/article_ff6f3c10-1502-5b2e-9ce8-96151d8c1cc6.html

 

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Commercial Litigation
  • 10% Commercial Transactions
  • 10% Employment Law Transactions
  • 10% Real Estate and Construction Law Transactions
  • 10% Corporate Relation Transactions
  • Local Counsel for Out of State Companies

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 2004
  • Massachusetts, 1989
  • New Hampshire, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1988

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1988
  • Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, USA
    • B.A. - 1985

Published Works

  • Various Articles, Manchester Union Leader, and Banker and Tradesman
  • Various Articles, Billings Business Newspaper (see above links)

Representative Cases

  • Strizic v. Northwestern Corp., 2015 WL 1275404 (D. Mont. 2015)
  • Woods v. Shannon, 344 P.3d 413 (Montana 2015)
  • In re Blixseth, 470 B.R. 871 (Bankr.D.Mont. Mar 12, 2012) affirmed (D. Mont. 2013 affirmed 19th Ch. 2015)
  • Flagstone Development, LLC v. Joyner, 2011 WL 5837013 (D.Mont. 2011) affirmed 2013 WL 5814762 (9th Cir. 2013)
  • McCollough v. Minnesota Lawyers Mut. Ins. Co. 2010 WL 441533 (D. Mont. 2010) (defense verdict 2014)
  • Bolduc v. Beal Bank, SSB, 167 F.3d 667 (1st Cir.(N.H.) Jan 22, 1999)

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker - Employment, Fair Debt Collection Practices, Bankruptcy, Fair Credit Reporting, Lending, Business Law and Real Estate Seminars

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, New Hampshire Bar Foundation
  • Super Lawyer, Mountain States, 2012-2016
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Non-Profit Organizations Section, Member
  • Montana Bar Association, Trustee
  • Montana Bar Association, Non-Profit Law Section, Member
  • Electric Cooperative Bar Association, Member
  • Montana Bar Association, Judicial Relations Committee, Chairperson

Past Employment Positions

  • Nixon Peabody LLP, Attorney, 1991 - 2000
  • Law Offices of Jordan & Gfroerer, Attorney, 1988 - 1991

Pro Bono Activities

  • Treasurer, Arrowhead Elementary School Parent Teacher Association, 2003
  • Vice President, West Yellowstone Thrivent Chapter, 2004
  • Chairman, King of Glory Lutheran Church Stewardship Committee, 2004 - 2006
  • President, King of Glory Lutheran Church, 2006 - 2008
  • Treasurer, Yellowstone Area Bar Association, 2008 - 2014
  • President and Director, The Billings Depot, Inc., 2008 - Present
  • President and Director, Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools, Inc., 2008 - Present
  • President and Director, St. John's Lutheran Ministries, Inc. (d/b/a St. John's Lutheran Home), 2008 - 2016
  • President and Director, Lutheran Bible Camp, Inc. (d/b/a Christikon), 2008 - Present
  • Director, Montana Synod of ELCA, 2012-Present
  • Chairman, King of Glory Lutheran Church Stewardship Committee, 2011 - 2015

Crist, Krogh & Nord, PLLC serves the following Montana cities and counties: Billings, Laurel, Park City, Worden, Butte, Helena, Missoula, Great Falls, Columbus, Big Timber, Livingston, Bozeman, Belgrade, Miles City, Big Sky, Yellowstone County, Gallatin County, Silver Bow County, Lewis & Clark County, Cascade County, Sheridan County, Richland County, Missoula County, and Yellowstone Valley.