At Olsen Taggart PLLC we assist clients by providing legal services in the following areas:

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Debtor Services

We understand that financial distress has a myriad of causes and often seems insurmountable. One of our goals when assisting debtors is to shoulder the clients’ stress as we assist them explore all legal solutions.

In pursuit of solutions, we:

  • Help and support individuals and their families navigate bankruptcy successfully through chapters 7 and 13
  • Assist agricultural businesses and individuals (large and small farms, dairies, trucking companies, etc.) restructure—including through chapters 11 and 12 bankruptcy repayment plans
  • Guide commercial businesses and individuals through corporate restructuring—including through chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization
  • Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcies
  • Sometimes we can solve financial issues without filing bankruptcy through forbearance, corporate restructuring, organized liquidations, creditor negotiations, etc.

Creditor Services

Olsen Taggart also maintains a healthy creditor practice in addition to its work for debtors. We represent regional and local banks, secured creditors, as well as other businesses. By representing both debtors and creditors, we have a depth of experience and unique perspective that provides a tangible advantage to creditors in allowing them to “think like a debtor.”

Our creditor representations include collection actions, real estate foreclosures, personal property repossession (claim and delivery actions), secured transactions, forbearance agreements, bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation (including preparing creditors’ liquidating plans, stay relief, avoidance and fraudulent transfer actions, and prosecution and defense of adversary claims), contract enforcement, UCC matters and loan work outs.

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Commercial / Business Law

Our attorneys have a wide range of experience in multiple areas of commercial law – such as business, contracts, banking, secured transactions, litigation/dispute resolution, entity formation and operation, sales, as well as negotiable instruments. Our underlying bankruptcy background gives us the tools to help companies and individuals manage, foresee and prevent financial challenges and their related consequences. Olsen Taggart advises and assists a diverse clientele consisting of large and small farm operations, corporations, large and small business owners, financial institutions and individuals.

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Real Estate

If you own, buy, sell, or lease real estate, legal issues will arise from time to time. At Olsen Taggart we have the expertise to tackle a wide array of real estate issues:

  • Drafting and enforcing real estate purchase and sale agreements
  • Evaluating the enforceability of security agreements and liens like mortgages, deeds of trusts, land contracts, judgments, tax liens, and more
  • Assisting both real estate professionals and their clients and customers
  • Residential and commercial evictions for landlords
  • Assisting landlords and tenants with issues related to their leases
  • Mechanics lien issues
  • Assisting developers with crafting covenants for subdivisions
  • Defend and prosecute mortgage. And non-judicial foreclosure actions, and breach of restrictive covenants and contracts.

Reliable real estate attorneys ready to help you Whether you are buying or selling property, you need a knowledgeable attorney on your side to make sure everything is legal and that your best interests are protected in any deal. That is why residential and commercial clients have trusted Olsen Taggart for all their real estate litigation and transaction needs. Our attorneys include a former designated broker for a local real estate agency and a teacher of one of the preeminent real estate classes in the state of Idaho.

Families can always count on our attorneys to vigorously represent your interests. We can handle claims of undue influence, incompetency, elder abuse, and breaches of fiduciary duty. We always seek solutions to problems and only litigate when necessary to protect your rights when a reasonable settlement is not yet possible.

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Estate Planning and Wills

Take the first step toward planning your estate Don't put off setting up a will or trust any longer! Protect your interests and those of your family by calling the attorneys at Olsen Taggart today. We've been helping individuals with their estate planning needs since 1950!

We can handle all types of estate plans, from simple wills to complex estate tax plans. We can also handle business transitions and living trust arrangements.

Will and trust challenges Whether you need to challenge the validity of a will or trust, or you need to defend against such a challenge, you can always count on our attorneys to vigorously represent your interests. We can handle claims of undue influence, incompetency, elder abuse, and breaches of fiduciary duty. We always seek solutions to problems and only litigate to the necessary degree to protect your rights when a reasonable settlement is not yet possible.

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As a small firm, we can give you the personalized service you need during the probate process, especially when dealing with debts and creditors. We try to minimize court involvement and litigation as much as possible by creating reasonable expectations for you and the creditors of your inherited estate.

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Civil and Constitutional Rights

Protecting your rights under the Constitution

As a citizen of the United States and of Idaho, you have certain rights under the law. When those rights are violated by government entities, agencies, or officials, you need an experienced attorney who is willing to stand up for you. Depend on Olsen Taggart Taggart to fight for your rights. We are one of the few firms in southern and eastern Idaho with both the experience and willingness to take on governments - city, county, state or agencies - that have trampled on a citizen's rights. When faced with a civil rights violation, call us immediately for a consultation.

Our civil rights litigation includes:

  • Property rights
  • 5th Amendment takings
  • Due process violations
  • Whistle-blower

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Appellate Work

Firm Attorneys have substantial experience and success in appeals both at the state and federal level. A successful appeal requires a careful analysis of appealable issues, a concise understanding of the existing law and authority, combined with a well-organized and clearly understood brief with citations to the record. The appellate attorneys at the firm have the ability and know-how to prepare and argue an appeal that will have the best chance to prevail. Firm attorneys are also able to evaluate potential issues on appeal to advise appellants on whether an appeal would be a worthwhile endeavor.

A sample of successful recent appeals by firm attorneys include the following:

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Olsen Taggart PLLC
1449 E. 17th St. Ste. A
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Phone: (208) 552-6442
Secondary: (208) 523-4650
Fax: (208) 524-6095

PO Box 3005, Idaho Falls, ID 83403
Email Address:

We are a federally designated debt relief agency. We help consumers & businesses in Idaho file for bankruptcy relief under Title 11 of the U.S. Code.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this site is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or creating an attorney-client relationship.