George F. Montgomery Ii

George is a fifth generation Californian and grew up in Los Angeles, California.  After graduating from Stanford in 1978, George earned his law degree from Hastings College of the Law in 1982, where he was a member of Order of the Coif and an editor of the Hastings Law Journal.  George then joined the Estates and Trusts Group at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman) George became a partner of that firm in 1990 and the chair of the Estates and Trusts department in1995.  In December 1996, George left Pillsbury to join the Friedman, McCubbin law firm.

George is a member of the State Bar of California and is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning.  Trust and Probate Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

George is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco and the San Francisco Estate Planning Council. George is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and in Super Lawyers (an honor given to the top 5% of attorneys).

George served as a Member and Advisor of the Executive Committee of the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section of the State Bar of California from 1999 to 2005. He was an editor of the California Trusts and Estates Quarterly for 2001-2003.

George has served on the Estate Planning Council of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He currently serves on the Professional Advisors Council of the Peninsula Community Foundation and the Program Committee for Stanford University’s Annual Conference on Charitable Giving.

George is a former trustee of Filoli Center and Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education and a former officer of The Society of California Pioneers. He has served as Counsel to The Guardsmen.

George is the author of Recent Changes in Tax Law, published in SFMOMA News, published by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, May-June 1999; California Estate Tax: California Offers Deferral in Conformity with IRC § 6166, California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Summer 1999); and AB21 Requires Careful Advice To Testators About Making Gifts To Household Employees, California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring 2003).

Contact George F. Montgomery Ii

Friedman, Mccubbin, Spalding, Bilter,
425 California Street
25th Floor
San Francisco, California  94104
Phone: (415) 433-2300
Fax: (415) 434-1937


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