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Christian Andrew Montgomery

Tax Attorney at Sacramento, CA

5.0   24 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
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    Sacramento Tax Attorney, Tax Attorney, Sacramento Tax Lawyer, Tax Lawyer, Tax Relief, California Tax Attorney, California Tax Lawyer, IRS Tax Relief, IRS Tax Debt Resolution, IRS Enforced Collection Relief, Tax Settlements

    18 years

Sacramento Tax Attorney Christian Montgomery is  a zealous tax advocate for taxpayers suffering from Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collection actions and a columnist on all things tax.  His tax law firm, Montgomery & Wetenkamp, offers affordable legal representation with a focus on IRS Tax Relief. By calling Montgomery & Wetenkamp, you will receive pure attorney representation; No middlemen - Just the tax attorney advice you need. The tax attorneys at Montgomery & Wetenkamp will personally handle every aspect of your tax relief case. Speak with the tax attorney who will handle your tax relief case by calling today or visiting Christian Montgomery online at .

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Montgomery & Wetenkamp
500 Capitol Mall; Suite 2350
Sacramento, CA, 95814
Montgomery & Wetenkamp
1400 K Street, Suite C4
Modesto, CA, 95354
Montgomery & Wetenkamp, Tax Relief Attorneys
1444 Fulton St.
Fresno, CA, 93721
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Posted by Richard | January 9, 2024
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Amazing tax attorney!
Christian Montgomery is an amazing attorney. He is knowledgeable, informative, and an expert on dealing with the IRS and FTB. I had a very complex issue with both agencies, and Christian was able to set my mind at ease, and take care of everything for me. He would explain everything very clearly to me, take the time to review all options, and was very responsive to emails and calls. If you need tax help, call him! I strongly recommend him for any/all tax issues.
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2023
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The BEST tax attorney ever!
Lawyer Review I could not imagine going through one of the most stressful periods of my life without Christian. I contacted Christian’s firm after I got notice of audit for my business. I found Christian based off his outstanding reviews online, but after speaking to him I knew he was on a different level in comparison to many other attorneys I contacted. No one I spoke with took the time like Christian did with me. He picked the call up right away and spent a great deal of time with me on our initial call genuinely wanting to understand my situation to see how he could help. I was unsure if I should retain him or have my accountant represent me, but then a couple weeks later I contacted him again and he spent even more time advising me, never pressuring me on either call to choose him. He was so patient and genuine, I could tell he really cared and wanted to help me. That’s when I knew he was the perfect choice to represent me for my audit. I learned a lot about Christian over almost a year of being audited. He truly cares and he demonstrated that time and again and was so consistent, from start to finish. He never tired out, never lost his gusto with me, even amidst all my worries and concerns. He was always available by text, email, or phone, in the evenings and even weekends. Christian is incredibly honest about the facts and the situation you are in, but is also very considerate in how he delivers the good, bad, and possibly ugly news. He is very realistic with you, but has an incredible amount of foresight and is prepared for every possible angle and outcome. Christian had to learn a lot about me and my business. He took the time to really understand my business, what it entailed, and how I structured it all. This was not an easy task, it was actually quite tedious and complex, but doing this allowed him to represent me in such a better way than just fitting me into some generic mold. He also offered counsel on many other aspects of my business related to tax that I never would have considered. No question was ever too stilly or redundant. His patience with me was unprecedented and I felt and believe that he truly cared about me during this time. I, unfortunately, had multiple interactions in person and over the phone with the IRS and Christian displayed so much guidance and patience through it all and never left my side. I entered and left those meetings more confident than I would have had if I was alone or even with my accountant. Christian has a gift and skill in this field. I can honestly say he anticipated literally every question/angle that was before us and even things that were coming at us in the future he prepared me for. His insight in this field that just blew me away. I can’t imagine what this experience with the IRS would have been like without Christian. He is truly your advocate and demonstrated time and time again that he has YOUR best interest in mind. I felt so taken care of and honestly protected working with Christian. I believe that he truly is the best of the best and I feel so blessed and fortunate to have found him and that he took me on as a client. I will forever be grateful to Christian and his skills in this field. No one ever wants to be in this situation but if you ever are you should have Christian by your side. He is worth every penny, actually better said he is worth his weight in gold. If you are considering attorney representation during an audit retaining Christian is the only way to go!
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2023
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Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Case
Success!! Mr. Montgomery has been very easy to communicate with and responsive throughout my case. I was updated on progress throughout my case and Mr. Montgomery went over the top to answer my questions and took the time to thoroughly explain all the details. Navigating anything with the IRS is such a nightmare, but Mr. Montgomery was very helpful in easing the stress and making sure everything was addressed by the deadlines. Ultimately, Mr. Montgomery obtained excellent results in successfully resolving my legal matter regarding the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty. I highly recommend this firm and Mr. Montgomery without reservation.
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Posted by Jamie | October 26, 2021
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Christian Montgomery was easy to communicate with, kept me apprised of the progress in my case, was responsive to my questions, and obtained excellent results in my legal matter.
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Top Caliber Representation
I highly recommend Attorney Christian Montgomery of Montgomery and Wetenkamp! After reviewing/meeting with several tax attorneys I contacted Christian, and immediately I knew I had found the right person and proceeded in hiring Christian. With multiple years of tax debt, I did not know what direction to go to resolve. Christian kept me apprised of the process of the case, always constant strong communication and Christian obtained excellent results in this legal matter. Christian never gave up, analyzed every detail and provided top caliber representation!!!
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Posted by Wendy | May 21, 2018
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I highly recommend Montgomery & Wetenkamp
I highly recommend Montgomery & Wetenkamp. Three years after moving out of state, I received a notice from the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) a significant amount of taxes plus interest and late fees were owed for a year I neither worked nor lived in California. It just so happened I was six months pregnant when I received the notice and attempting to save up for an unpaid maternity leave- needless to say communication during this time was key to reducing my anxiety. Not only did Mr. Montgomery fully resolve my tax matter with the FTB but kept in excellent communication via both personal phone calls and email throughout the process. In his communications, Mr. Montgomery was forthcoming with the realities of my situation, both positive and negative, and what our options were. Most importantly, he kept me appraised of updates as soon as he was able to provide them often before I received the notices in the mail from the board. Thank you Montgomery & Wetenkamp.
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Posted by Anna Marie | March 25, 2018
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Excellent services and great communcition.
I hired Christian when the IRS issued a Trust Fund Recovery against me. I had never even heard of such a thing, and didn't know where to begin with defense. Christian explained the situation, process, and guided me through the entire process. He was realistic about the possibility of a positive outcome, and advised me on worst case scenario. Christian was easy to communicate with, kept me apprised of the progress in my case, and responsive to my questions. Against the odds, he obtained excellent results in my legal matter. I would recommend him and his firm for tax matters without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2018
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My IRS tax debt is finally gone!
I am so happy that I hired Mr. Montgomery to help me with my IRS debt that was hanging over my head for 8 years. I was thinking it would be great if I could get a monthly payment low enough for the next 10 years; it would be better than what I was dealing with. I had a great feeling once I had a consultation with Mr. Montgomery, because he did not make me feel like a horrible person for ending up in this situation. WOW! I can not express how amazing I feel with this finally be over. I never received another phone call or demand letter from the IRS once I hired Mr. Montgomery. Within just under one year Mr. Montgomery got me a result that I never dreamed could be possible. We settled my case for under $300, which was literally less than one penny on the dollar. Yes it really happened! I was informed of every step along the way and was always encouraged to ask any questions. From the moment I didn't have to take a deep breath when opening my mailbox until I payed that payment to end this. Mr. Montgomery did not say that it would turn out that amazing; he said "I will do my best to resolve this situation with a result that you can live with". Now that I am out from under this debt, I can really live without fear of the IRS. I can't say thank you enough to Montgomery & Wetenkamp! I would recommend Montgomery & Wetenkamp to anyone who is nervous, stressed & worried about how to get relief from IRS debt that is too much to handle. I am so glad that my daughter did the research and told me to give them a call; it turned out to be the best phone call I've made in 10 years. I recommend calling if you need help from someone who really knows how to help you with the IRS.
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Posted by Tammy | May 29, 2017
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Amazing Results
I hired Mr. Montgomery to help me with my IRS issues. Due to a divorce and an ex who didn't believe it was necessary to pay taxes, I was in debt to the IRS for over 100k. Mr. Montgomery worked with me on an Offer and Compromise. They process took over a year (at no fault of Mr. Montgomery), but I am thrilled with the final results. My offer was countered and I accepted. What started as a 6 figure + debt was settled for less than 5,000. I couldn't be more thankful and pleased with the results. Mr. Montgomery was very informative and kept me advised throughout the entire process. Thank you again Christian.
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Posted by Regina | June 16, 2015
Review of Christin Montgomery - Tax attorney
I am at work one day and finance plops down an envelope - enclosed is a deduction of 50% of my gross paycheck. The feeling of knowing you are going to loose everything at that moment cannot be described. If you are reading this, it might be something you are experiencing right now. I knew for years I had an outstanding IRS debt out there, but hey it was okay to ignore it. Maybe they had forgotten, even though they had a personal lien against me for over $80,000. I did an internet search and looked around. Didn't want someone to old and pricey nor someone who was green and barely had their license. I saw Christian Montgomery and checked out the reviews. I have Sirius in my mini van and listen to CNN and their commercials about tax relief. Didn't want someone who I was just a number either and probably would not deal with the same person each call either. Called this office and Christian asked questions and then he gave me their price to represent me. He also told me what he would represent for me. Sent him the check, the power- of - attorney and garnishment was gone while we negotiated. It took about a year to resolve the issue and get the final papers for my offer in comprise accepted. The IRS does not work fast. Christian would let me know what to expect in the paperwork submitted and the approximate time lines. Honestly, I am so glad that he represented me. It was such a relief to have this over with. It would have never happened without this law firm. I will say that the amount I had to pay was extremely reasonable and I have sent the check to the IRS. Thank you guys for being there when I needed the help and being honest and taking away the anxiety. I highly recommend the law firm, they are there for you.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2015
No more tax nightmares!
By far the best investment I've made in the last two years. I first went to Christian Montgomery about a year and a half ago... nervous, worried and a little pessimistic. He turned my $40K+ tax nightmare into something I could afford through the offer in compromise and not cause me to go hungry or homeless trying to pay off. This attorney is an ace! Take the words from someone who knows first hand. You will be very glad you did!
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Posted by Pam | May 7, 2015
5 Star Lawyer
If you find yourself in my same position is was in where your bank accounts have been taken over and/or you have letters from the IRS or State of California and you have no idea what to do. Then Call Christian; he was able to extend the hands of hope with a well excited plan which only comes from experience and his commitment to his clients. You will get peace of mind so that you are able to begin to recover and begin fresh no matter how deep the hole you are in. NOONE wants to call a lawyer however when this happens to you this is the best option. Yes a CPA can help however they can only get you so far. I give Christian a 5 star rating.
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2015
Christian is an angel!
Christian Montgomery is amazing! He's an angel! I only saw him once and a couple of calls. He's so humble, easy to deal with but sharp to IRS. Mere words cannot express my gratitude. Thank you sooo much, Christian from the bottom of my heart! He settled my taxes from $60000 to $5000. Definitely recommend his firm. God bless you and your firm.
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Posted by PBishop | December 12, 2014
Excellent Job
Christian Montgomery is a very good attorney, and a good person..He worked with me, kept me informed...I'm so happy and no more stress...yes I would recommend them...He did a very good job, I truly wasn't expecting things to turn out the way they did...
Posted by Bernard | October 20, 2014
Superb representation
If you are reading this then you probably have unresolved tax issues with the IRS and perhaps the FTB as well. My heart goes out to you. I understand all the stress and headaches that involves. Today is your lucky day. You have found someone who can help you resolve your problems. Christian Montgomery is the finest tax attorney in California. I have nothing but praise for his personal integrity and professional abilities. Like you I had major tax problems. I was laid off mid career from a well paying job during the Great Recession and was forced to make early withdrawals from my 401K to survive while I went back to school to retrain for a new career. By the time I graduated and began working again I ended up owing the IRS about $70,000 including penalties and interest. I also owed the FTB another $20,000. I was being bombarded daily with crazy offers from so called tax “specialists”, many who were not even attorneys or accountants, who “guaranteed” they could settle my case for pennies on the dollar. I ignored them as their slick, polished promises sounded too good to be true. Although I stayed in close contact with both tax agencies and attempted to work with them, both the IRS and the FTB ultimately filed tax liens against me. At one point they froze all my assets and threatened to garnish my wages. I didn’t know who to turn to for help. My wife is an attorney. Even she was at a loss of what to do. Tax law is a highly specialized field. Most attorneys are clueless about how to deal with the IRS or FTB. Then God smiled on me. By chance I found the web site of Montgomery & Wetenkamp. I called and spoke directly with Christian. They do not have secretaries. You will deal directly with Christian or John. I met with Christian and he immediately put my mind at ease. Christian is very pragmatic and down to earth. He does not over promise. He will not claim he can work miracles. He will do the best that he can given your circumstances. His fees are fair and reasonable. Ultimately, after six or seven months of negotiating Christian was able to settle my federal tax debt for approximately $3,500 and help me establish a workable payment plan with the FTB. My advice to you is don’t even think about representing yourself against these all powerful government agencies with unlimited resources. Christian helped me put my tax issues behind me and get my life back on track and for that I will be forever grateful to him. Put your faith in Christian and he will get you the best deal that is humanly possible .
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Posted by Blanca | June 25, 2014
Montgomery & Wetenkamp - BEST TAX ATTORNEYS
To anyone looking for a great and reputable tax attorney(s) at a reasonable price, I highly recommend Montgomery & Wetenkamp. The day my husband and I received a 30 day tax lien for a debt of $26,000 (plus penalty fees), our lives at that moment became very stressful and hopeless. After searching for relief, I came across Montgomery & Wetenkamp website, gave them a call and was impressed with the amount of information Christian Montgomery had provided me with. Hiring him was the one of the best choices I’d made. He delivered what was expected out of an attorney. Christian was dedicated, committed, honest, and always communicated without me following up with him. Thanks to his incredible work, our case was solidified in a matter of a few months and was granted a hardship; an ending I never thought would be possible. Thank you, Christian!
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Posted by Kathy | May 23, 2013
Saved Me From The IRS
From my first telephone conversation which was in the evening, he put my heart at ease that he would be able to help me with my IRS problems. Within one week of my first initial office meeting which was 4/30/2013 he was able to work out arrangements with the IRS which was in my favor and best interest, which no other attorney did on my behalf they just took my money and did me more harm than good.
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Posted by Lynn | May 2, 2013
Highest Recommendation!
Christian turned an impossible situation with the Franchise Tax Board of California to a total win for my wife and I. We found him easy to communicate with. He kept us informed every step of the way and was very responsive and compassionate to our questions, and obtained excellent results in our legal matter. He has earned our highest possible endorsement. Sincerely, Lynn
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Posted by Rodell Widemon | December 3, 2012
A VERY SATISFIED CLIENT!
I can honestly say that from the beginning I felt confident with Christian. I was really in a bad position because I'd already hired another law firm to help me with my situation and was totally misrepresented. So I was very conserned about who I would have represent me next. After our initial conversation I was positive about Chritian's representation. He assured me that he would do his best and that I would be satisfied with the results. Christian made sure to always keep me informed and I was able to get in contact with him whenever I felt the need. I wish I could say more, but it didn't take long for him to make me the satisfied client that he said I would be. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Christian Montgomery or recommend him to anyone with a legal issue. Thank You!
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Posted by Gloria | October 14, 2012
Christian Andrew Montgomery
I am so very GRATEFUL !! to have Mr. Montgomery as my Attorney. I was able to place my trust in him, and know that my case was going too be handled in a very professional manner. From the very first phone call he put me at ease, was very patient and honest with me. He answered all my questions He made a very stressful situation less stressful. He started working on my case immediately and worked very hard to resolve my case. Mr. Montgomery was excellent at keeping me informed. He responded on a timely manner to all my e-mails and phone calls, And always made me feel that his knowledge on how to handle my tax issues was going to get my case resolved. I cannot say enough about Mr. Montgomery. He has truly been such a wonderful Attorney I highley reccommend him.
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Montgomery & Wetenkamp, Tax Relief Attorneys
  • 2011 - Present
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • RLD, A Professional Tax Corporation
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Assistant Managing Attorney
  • RLD, A Professional Tax Corporation
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • RLD, A Professional Tax Corporation
  • 2006 - 2009
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Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • California Lutheran University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
  • California Lutheran University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Associations

  • West Sacramento Rotary
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • West Sacramento Rotary
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
  • Trustee
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2005
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2004

Publications

  • West Sacramento Press
  • When should you file an amended tax return?
  • 2013
  • West Sacramento Press
  • Home Values Are Rising - Should You Sell?
  • 2013
  • West Sacramento Press
  • Should You Itemize Your Deductions?
  • 2013
  • West Sacramento Press
  • Tax Attorney or Accountant?
  • 2013
  • West Sacramento Press
  • Begin Thinking About 2013 Tax Debt Now
  • 2013
  • West Sacramento Press
  • Relief For Taxpayers? More Cliffs Still Loom
  • 2013
  • West Sacramento Press
  • Not Too Soon to Prepare for Obamacare
  • 2013
  • West Sacramento Press
  • When Do Business Miles Count as Income?
  • 2012
  • West Sacramento Press
  • End of Year Strategies to Trim Your Tax Bill
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • MCLE
  • IRS Liquid Assets
  • 2009
  • MCLE
  • IRS Form 2290
  • 2009
  • MCLE
  • IRS Tax Fund Recovery Penalty
  • 2008

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