San Antonio Business Lawyer

I help business owners to sell and buy businesses faster and for better prices.

San Antonio Business Lawyer San Antonio Business Lawyer – After literally taking business transactions apart in the courtroom for years, clients (and opponents) began asking me to work on the transactions from the beginning to prevent the problems . . .”

 James Montgomery

Do you run your business so you have a fifteen hour workweek?

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After buying and selling over $200 Million in businesses in the last five years, as a business owner, former banker, and business attorney, I help business owners to sell and buy businesses faster and for better prices, including getting more customers who will spend more per transaction and buy more often  .  .  .

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Buying a business? As a San Antonio business attorney firm, we can help you with mergers and acquisitions anywhere which include buying existing businesses, stacking related businesses to increase cash flow, and making sure you are getting what you think you are getting.

Looking for an Exit Strategy? The strategy for your business is your road map for success – is it a cashflow machine, a sale, family succession, employee stock ownership plan?  We can help you design what you want, not what happens to you.

Ready to sell your business? Want to get the best sales price? By installing the six systems that all businesses must have, you can increase your price, increase your sales, decrease the hours you spend in the business, and maybe even just keep the business for cash flow.  Order my book on the six systems by clicking here

In financial trouble? We can help you chart a course out through negotiating debt settlement.

Need a General Counsel? We have a set fee arrangement that will meet your budget.  We do not bill by the hour.  Our goal is to help you make more than your investment for our advice.  We have three memberships available:  Regular client, Outside General Counsel, and General Counsel with fixed monthly billing as well as other innovative billing methods.

San Antonio Business Attorney – Former Litigation Specialist

For thirty years, Mr. Montgomery tried cases for plaintiffs and defendants in State and Federal courts from California to Delaware, with Texas as home base. The firm has been the advocate for individuals and small companies as well as companies in the Fortune 100.   Those litigation cases have ranged from representing thousands of homeowners for broken plastic pipe in their homes to oil royalty disputes to breach of confidentiality agreements.

After literally taking business transactions apart in the courtroom for years, clients (and opponents) began asking Jim to work on the transactions from the beginning to try to prevent the problems from ever occurring. In that stance, the firm has helped buyers and sellers in the sales of businesses ranging from large retail stores and manufacturing facilities to insurance agencies.   We have helped clients buy multi-million dollar, multi-story office buildings and negotiate commercial lease agreements.


  • If you list your business for sale with a broker, it will sell just like real estate. 
  • Businesses where the owner is the principal technician and marketer can easily be sold and for a higher price. 
  • It is easy to finance the sale of a business through a bank.
  • You make more money if you owner finance the sale of your business.

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As a San Antonio business law firm, we help design corporate structures and business transactions to increase profit, minimize taxes, and make sure that assets are protected from lawsuits. Through our experience, we have learned where the potholes and sticking points will be.

We believe in long term relationships based on trust.  We believe in regular review and meetings in order to get to know the client’s business and plans in more depth than is possible in the normal “hire a lawyer only when in trouble” mindset.  It costs much more to get you out of trouble than it would cost to keep you out of trouble in the first place.  Unlike most law firms, we rarely bill by the hour.  We believe in fixed fees.


Mr. Montgomery has been named a Super Lawyer in Texas and featured in Texas Monthly.

Lawyer peers have granted Mr. Montgomery a rating of “AV” which is Martindale Hubbell’s (rating agency) highest peer rating for lawyers.

We have presented papers and spoken to audiences that range from service clubs to the State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education seminars.

Mr. Montgomery was named Individual Finalist, San Antonio Ethics In Business Award, 2009 by the San Antonio Business Journal.

Ethics in Business Awards