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Nicholas Thomas Montalto

About me

In 1991, Nicholas Montalto graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Accounting and Taxation. He went on to serve as auditor and tax practitioner with the Certified Public Accounting firm of Mazars & Co., in New York City.

Inspired by his grandfather, a New York City Judge and Magistrate, and father, an Estate Planning attorney and CPA, Mr. Montalto later received his Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School, where he was a scholarship recipient.

Mr. Montalto's emphasis and expertise is in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, and Civil Litigation, including Trust Litigation, Personal Injury & Wrongful Death. Mr. Montalto has successfully applied his litigation and negotiation skills in obtaining millions of dollars in settlements, judgments, and verdicts on behalf of his litigation clients.

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Contact info

Sanders & Montalto, LLP

21250 Hawthorne Blvd.
Suite. 485
Torrance, CA, 90503

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Estate Planning: 55%
    20 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Trusts: 30%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Wills: 10%
    20 years
  4. Probate: 5%
    20 years, 100 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (10-35%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Leslie Sharon Marell

    I highly recommend Nick Montalto for estate planning work. I've referred several of my clients to him....and even my mother! Nick is very experienced, keeps current on all laws affecting estate planning and, importantly, is very caring.

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  • Leslie Sharon Marell

    I highly recommend Nick Montalto for estate planning work. I've referred several of my clients to him....and even my mother! Nick is very experienced, keeps current on all laws affecting estate planning and, importantly, is very caring.

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199605/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Merit ScholarshipWhiitier School of Law1995
Merit ScholarshipWhittier School of Law1994
Cum LaudeUniversity of Connecitcut1991
Deans ListUniversity of Connecticut1991
Scholastic Achievement - Univ. Conn Chapter (Bus School)Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society1991
Golden Key National Honor SocietyGolden Key National Honor Society - Univ of Connecticut1991
Deans ListUniversity of Connecticut1990
Deans ListState Univerity of New York1989
Deans ListState Univesity of New York1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentNicholas T. Montalto, P.C.1996 - 2016
PartnerSantiago, Montalto & Rodnunsky1996 - 1999
Sr. PartnerSanders & Montalto, LLP1995 - 2016
Volunteer Law ClerkPublic Defender's Office1993 - 1993
Auditor/TaxMazars & Co.1991 - 1994
Legal InternSquadron Ellenoff Plesent & Lehrer1990 - 1990
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme CourtBarrister1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1996 - Present
Supreme Court of CaliforniaMember1996 - Present
Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Inter'lMember1993 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of Doeover $14,000,000 tax savings
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The CornerstoneCrossing the T’s and Dotting the I’s – for our Kids”2008
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of ConnecticutAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Multiple LocationsEstate Planning Basics2015
Federated InsuranceEstate/Tax Planning2012
St. Margaret Mary Finance CounsilEstate/Financial Planning2011
Federated InsuranceEstate Planning2011