Eric Edward Nord

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

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 Assoication’s Judicial Relations Committee and a member of the Non-Profit Law Section. He has written articles and presented seminars on a variety of topics, including employment, real estate and commercial law issues. Eric Edward Nord is an instructor of business law at MSU-Billings, Treasurer of the Yellowstone Area Bar Association and a member of various non-profit boards and church offices.

For articles by this Attorney please see the hyperlinks below:

1)    When Looking at Property, be sure to check for Environmental Issues by Eric Nord, Billings Business – November, 201l http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-when-looking-at-property-be-sure-to-check/article_f2fa15b6-6648-520e-8278-7169d502f53e.html

2)       Sued by an Employee? Do NOT Retaliate – by Eric Nord in Billings Business – August 1, 2011 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/article_911864b1-2a69-5a62-b3dc-950bd7381a4f.html

3)       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

4)      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

5)      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

6)       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

7)     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

8)       Be Aware of Changes to ADA. – By Eric Nord in Billings Business – October 1, 2010 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-acitons-be-aware-of-changes-to-ada/article_b4289f14-cc03-11df-8693-001cc4c03286.html

9)       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

10)     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

11)  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

12)  Employoment Cases Vary, can be confusing – By Eric Nord in Billings Business – December 2012 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-employment-cases-vary-can-be-confusing/article_d129f04c-3740-55ad-af6e-7819b0c3109f.html

13) 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

14)  Making Sure Terms within a Contract are Defined – by Eric Nord in Billings Business – June 2012 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-make-sure-terms-within-a-contract-are-defined/article_4e3000cb-58ee-5659-9012-ea40ce9b75ac.html

15)  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

16) 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

17) Be Aware of Federal Rules Governing Summer Internships – By Eric Nord in Billings Business – July 2013 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-be-aware-of-federal-rules-governing-summer-internships/article_42783286-ff1d-5fd5-9ebc-2b070ca55173.html

18) Attention Employers:  Are you Prepared for New EEOC Enforcement plan? By Eric Nord in Billings Business – September 2013 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-attention-employers-are-you-prepared-for-new-eeoc/article_1dddc850-7ec5-5a47-b982-8516e607b3a6.html

19) As Construction Season Begins, be aware of Montana Contract Law. – April 2014 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-as-construction-season-begins-be-aware-of-montana/article_d1df9273-7c36-5882-8da3-f1878dfbb46b.html

20) Correct employee classification, handbook reivew are essential – March 2014 http://billingsgazette.com/business/columns/legal-briefing-correct-employee-classification-handbook-review-are-essential/article_54cf8493-76c2-52a2-ab62-69bae2ba32f2.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)

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor – Business Law, Montana State University, Billings
  • Speaker – Employment, Fair Debt Collection Practices, Bankruptcy, Fair Credit Reporting, Lending, Business Law and Real Estate Seminars
  • Speaker – Montana Business Incubator Brown Bag Lunch Series
  • Instructor, Business Law, University of Phoenix


Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, New Hampshire Bar Foundation
  • Super Lawyer, Mountain States, 2012-2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Montana Bar Association, Non-Profit Law Section, Member
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association, Treasurer
  • American Bar Association, Non-Profit Organizations Sections, Member
  • Electric Cooperative Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Non-Profit Organizations Section , 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 – Present
  • President, King of Glory Lutheran Church, 2006 – 2008
  • Treasurer, Yellowstone Area Bar Association, 2008 – Present
  • 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 – Present
  • President and Director, Lutheran Bible Camp, Inc. (d/b/a Christikon), 2008 – Present
  • Director, Montana Synod of ELCA, 2012-Present