He has assisted individuals and business owners with successful Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Although the current trend of the regional economy appears to be good, he finds many people can benefit from Chapter 11 cases. He is ready to serve those who need their reorganization.
As a law practitioner, he enjoys getting to know people on a personal basis. He especially likes helping clients work through their hardships. He came to the realization that as humans, we often need a hope or vision to move forward in our lives. Having the opportunity to help clients find their hope and create a vision for the future is by far the best part of his career.
Lamont “Monty” Bossard has been an attorney since 1978. Originally from Southern California, he is a graduate of Stanford University (BA 1975) and Boston College Law School (JD 1978). He is a member of the state bars of Washington and California (currently inactive). He practiced law in the District of Columbia from 1978-1981 and has practiced in Washington State since 1982.
Mr. Bossard’s practice has been primarily in real estate since 1978, practicing with several law firms as well as working for two real estate development companies, two mortgage lenders, and in real estate closings. He has practiced with Matt Iwama since May 2009. Before that, he practiced with the Washington DC firm of Stohlman, Beuchert, Egan and Smith and the Seattle firms of Sax and McIver and Cameron and Frawley. He served as in-house counsel for the Seattle office of commercial real estate developer The Trammell Crow Company as well as for American Tower Company, a national developer of cellular towers. He has served as in-house counsel for two mortgage lenders, CLS Financial Services of Lynnwood and City Mortgage, Inc. of Seattle.
In the early 1990’s Mr. Bossard worked for Windermere Real Estate in Seattle for three years as a licensed real estate agent, which provided him with hands-on experience in the real estate business. Thereafter, he worked in title insurance and escrow for First American Title Insurance as well as for several attorney-owned escrow companies.
Mr. Bossard has taught real estate courses to real estate brokers since 1991 at various real estate schools in the Seattle area. He has taught college real estate course at North Seattle College since 1999, including real estate law, title insurance, escrow, mortgage lending and other courses. He has a solid understanding of real estate legal principles as well as the business aspects of real estate.
Mr. Bossard practices in the areas of real estate, estate planning, bankruptcy, and civil litigation.