Christopher M. Montgomery

T 614.559.7267
F 614.464.1737
10 West Broad Street
One Columbus Center, Suite 2300
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3484

Monty provides counsel to developers, private equity firms, small and midsize businesses, individuals and financial institutions in the acquisition, disposition, leasing, managing, construction and financing of office, retail, hospitality, industrial, mixed-use, agricultural and residential real estate projects. His experience includes structuring joint ventures, partnerships, real estate syndications and tax-deferred exchanges. Monty also has experience representing public and private landowners in matters relating to oil and gas leasing and shale development, and negotiating oil and natural gas pipeline easement agreements. He is a former reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Dayton Daily News whose coverage included commercial real estate, automotive and general business issues.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Real Estate Law, 2019

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Columbus Bar Association, Real Property Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section
  • Urban Land Institute
  • International Council of Shopping Centers

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Upper Arlington Civic Association

Non-FBT Publications and Events

"Farming and Business Law: Tips for Making Legal Rules Work for You" (Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association Annual Conference), February 2017

"Shale 102: Oil and Gas Leasing and Pipeline Issues" (Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association 2013 Summer Workshop), June 2013

"Shale 101" (Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Leadership Conference), November 2012

"Recovering Abandoned Oil & Gas Interests Under Ohio's Dormant Minerals Act" (Central Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties), March 2012

Other Contact Info


Linda Schengeli
T 614.559.7229