Richard Montgomery II

Senior Associate

Richard joined Transcendent Law Group in 2018 and leads the business law and transactional practice as a senior associate. He brings a wealth of project management experience stemming from his over ten years’ experience working in the theatre and film entertainment industries in New York City. Richard utilizes this expertise to help clients strategize better operational and business practices to maximize capacity and profit.
Richard has led the legal team in counseling clients at every stage of business from formation to sale or dissolution. He also excels at brand protection strategies, successfully registering TMs with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, defeating TM office action refusals, negotiating licensing agreements, and pursuing cease and desist actions against would-be infringers.
A proud graduate of Southern University Law Center (SULC), Richard was on the dean’s list, president of the Black Law Student Association, and served on the Moot Court Board. Among his many accolades, Richard was the inaugural recipient of the Charles J. Hatfield Chancelor’s Award for his outstanding contributions to SULC and its mission. He is also an active member of the GNO Louis A. Martinet Legal Society and has served as a committee member for the Annual Pathways & Pipelines to Success Program, which provides professional development and networking opportunities to law students of color in Louisiana.
A third-generation New Yorker, Richard moved to New Orleans in 2014 with his wife, a native Louisianian. Richard is a life-long musician and enjoys playing several instruments. He was also a member of the New Orleans Opera Chorus for the 2019-2020 season. As a former collegiate athlete, he trains in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and competes in local tournaments.  


  • Law School: Juris Doctor Degree from Southern University Law Center (SULC)
  • Undergraduate: State University of New York at Fredonia, BA Music & BA Theatre and Dance Arts

Recognition & Awards

  • Mentor in Dillard University’s L.E.A.D. Program
  • Former Committee Member for Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society Annual Pathways & Pipelines Program
  • Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society Scholarship
  • The Louisiana Judicial Council Foundation Award
  • Quarter-Finalist for the Bryant-Moore Moot Court Invitational, Washington D.C.

“Working at TLG is a really unique experience. Work-life balance is always a top priority and each employee is treated as a person first. The work is exciting, challenging, and it’s fun to be at a firm that is constantly exploring ways to utilize technology to connect with clients and streamline operations.”

Richard Montgomery II
Staff Counsel

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