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 succession planning, and related real estate and business 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 “Rising Star” attorney by Washington Law & Politics magazine, 2010 – 2012, 2015 – 2017 and as a 2012 – 2013 “Five Star Wealth Manager” by Seattle Magazine.


Professional and Community Activities

Ryan is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle and is an active member of the Washington State Bar Association.

Representative Publications and Presentations

Author, “The Estate Planner’s Guide to the “Deal” – What Do I Need to Know When My Client Is Selling His/Her Business?”, Washington State Bar Association Mid-Year Conference for Real Property – Probate and Trust Section, Summer 2017.
Author, “Estate Planning and Tax Update”, Montgomery Purdue Blankinship and Austin, Spring 2013.
Author, “Estate Planning Update”, Montgomery Purdue Blankinship and Austin, Winter 2012.