A Montanan since childhood, Kassy has worked in the legal industry since 2008, when she joined Bjornson Law Offices, P.C., as a legal assistant while completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Montana. Kassy also worked with the Missoula firm of Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP, as a paralegal focused in the areas of business, estate planning, and taxation while attending UM. Following her graduation with high honors from the University of Montana in 2012, she attended the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder on an academic scholarship, earning her Juris Doctor degree in 2015. During law school, Kassy volunteered for several organizations in her Colorado community, including acting as Secretary for the Colorado Law chapter of the ACLU, serving on the board of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association as a law school liaison, and working extensively with the Longmont Community Justice Partnership as a volunteer facilitator in their restorative justice program.
In 2015 Kassy returned home to Missoula to continue working with the team at Bjornson Jones Mungas. In addition to working on various aspects of business representation, commercial and real estate transactions, Kassy’s practice now includes a significant amount of time working on affordable housing projects, many of which are supported by IRC Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credits or receive funds from other state or national financing programs available to LIHTC projects. Kassy’s clients have included a myriad of project participants, including nonprofit and for-profit project owners and developers, lenders, housing authorities, consultants, across several states, and with a variety of national and local tax credit investors and syndicators. Kassy also worked with David Bjornson and state legislators on statutory amendments to the Montana Code Annotated related to exemption from property taxes for qualifying affordable housing projects. Kassy remains actively involved in her community through volunteer service with organizations such as Girl Scouts of America, the YWCA, and Bonner School. In her free time, Kassy enjoys spending time outdoors and with her children.
Areas of Emphasis
- Business and Corporate
- Business Formation and Start-Ups
- Estate Planning
- Real Estate and Land Use
- IRC Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Projects
Admitted to Practice
- State of Montana (2016)
- The University of Colorado School of Law, J.D.
- The University of Montana, B.A., with high honors