Ryan Montgomery

Practice Emphasis and Experience

Business, Estate Planning

Ryan Montgomery is the fourth generation of the Montgomery family to practice law at MPBA. Mr. Montgomery’s practice focuses on estate and tax planning, estate and trust administration, business and real estate transactions.

Practice Highlights

  • Preparing estate planning instruments such as Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Directives.
  • Preparing various forms of property agreements, including premarital and post marital agreements.
  • Advising clients on the tax aspects of business and personal estate planning, including income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax issues.
  • Advising business clients on creating deferred compensation arrangements in compliance with Internal Revenue Code § 409A and related regulations.
  • Handling probate or trust estate administrations, including dispute negotiation.
  • Formation of business entities.
  • Representation in business transactions, such as asset sales and mergers.
  • Drafting and analyzing leases, purchase and sale agreements, tenancy-in-common agreements and other real estate transactional documents.

Professional Recognition

Ryan was selected as a 2010, 2011 and 2012 “Rising Star” attorney by Washington Law & Politics magazine, and as a 2012 and 2013 “Five Star Wealth Manager” by Seattle Magazine.


Professional and Community Activities

Ryan is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle.

Publications and Presentations

Author, “Estate Planning Update,” Montgomery Purdue Blankinship and Austin, Winter 2012.
Author, “Estate Planning & Tax Update,” Montgomery Purdue Blankinship and Austin, Spring 2013.