As a law student, Trent worked at Montana Legal Services in Missoula, Montana under the supervision of Klaus Sitte. While at Montana Legal Services Trent handled many cases involving family law issues, landlord/tenant disputes, and other miscellaneous issues for low-income clients. During this time Trent also translated the Montana Driver’s Handbook for migrant workers and also worked with Klaus Sitte and the Montana Supreme Court Commission on the provision of legal services to Montana’s low-income population. Trent clerked as a law student for the law firm of Davis and Delanois, P.C. located in Danville, Illinois. During this time Trent assisted the attorneys therein representing many clients involved in transactional disputes, and many other issues including estate planning and litigation.
After law school, Trent immediately began working with the law firm of McDonald & Heinrich Law Office in Champaign, Illinois. This firm was a boutique transactional firm with its practice focused primarily on real estate transactions, including real estate zoning, development, owners associations, and other issues related to real estate and title insurance. During this time period, Trent also was involved in assisting many entrepreneurs to set their businesses up and or buy existing businesses. Trent assisted many clients in setting up their estate and business plans to protect their assets and their estate through estate planning including preparation of wills, trusts (revocable and irrevocable), powers of attorney for health care and property, and living wills.
Trent is fluent in Spanish and has represented many Hispanic entrepreneurs and clients throughout his practice experience as an attorney. Trent’s clients enjoy speaking Spanish with Trent in his representation of their legal needs and feel comfortable hearing their issues and concerns resolved in their native tongue.