Stephen Montgomery is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He practices in the areas of commercial transactions, bankruptcy, commercial real estate, estate planning and civil litigation. He represents businesses with regard to entity formation, contract drafting, purchasing and selling assets and ownership interests, and resolving business disputes. His experience includes: representing lenders in complex commercial lending transactions, workouts and foreclosures, representing secured creditors in bankruptcy, drafting estate planning documents for individuals with significant net worth, and assisting non-profit organizations in qualifying for exemption from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Stephen’s personal interests include Vanderbilt University athletics and traveling.
• Civil Litigation• Banking & Bankruptcy• Commercial & Corporate
• Represented secured lenders in numerous large, complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.• Represented purchasers and sellers in complex commercial real estate transactions throughout Middle Tennessee.• Successfully represented a lender in a four-day trial regarding collection of a post-foreclosure deficiency judgment.• Obtained summary judgment for three defendants on a novel issue of Tennessee law regarding negotiable instruments.
Education:• Vanderbilt University Law School, 2007, J.D.; Law and Business Certificate Program• Belmont University, Mini-MBA Program, Fall 2015• Vanderbilt University, 2003, B.A.; summa cum laude