Belnap Legal has a proud history of serving the legal needs of large corporations and small businesses, real estate developers, professionals, families and individuals facing complicated legal matters. Founded by Wm. Lyman Belnap over thirty-two (32) years ago, our firm has steadily attracted a loyal clientele by providing highly responsive and exceptional legal services.
Over the years, Belnap Legal has developed highly talented partners and associates capable of expanding and diversifying the firm’s areas of legal practice. Throughout its course over the years, Belnap Legal has always concentrated on meeting the legal demands of its clients.
Mr. Belnap has been practicing law in the Treasure Valley for nearly four decades, and he is the founding partner of Belnap Legal, PLLC. From the inaugural days of his career serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Marion J. Callister, of the U.S. District Court in Idaho, and throughout private practice, he has built a solid reputation as one of the most respected and trusted lawyers in Idaho. His years of practice have afforded him wide-spread expertise in many areas of the law, including business and corporate law, entity formation, entrepreneurial startups and private business, international business and transactions, real estate, wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, family law, adoption, and others.
Formerly, Mr. Belnap served as general counsel to one of Idaho’s largest land developers, overseeing projects as far reaching as the Hawaiian Islands. Through his experience, he has developed a broad understanding of business and real estate law and has been able to effectively represent clients with those needs. Over the years, he has also developed an expansive knowledge base of all aspects of business law, which has lent to extensive experience assisting clients with business formation, ownership, operational and disposition needs.
In addition to Mr. Belnap’s time as general counsel and his many years in private practice, on two occasions he had the privilege to serve as international legal counsel for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church) in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (1984-1987; 1998-2001). In these positions, he oversaw and managed a wide array of legal issues, including all international law matters, governmental relations, tax issues, land acquisition, construction and architectural contracts, dispute resolution, labor and immigration.