Riley Gombart’s practice focuses primarily on business transactions and estate planning. He particularly enjoys the challenge of designing and executing business transactions that focus on tax savings and assisting clients in protecting valuable assets. “Each client situation is different, and I enjoy helping to sort out priorities and resolve issues in a cost effective manner,” Riley says. Combining his self-taught background in computer programming with his legal education, he is constantly looking for ways to efficiently deliver creative client solutions while ensuring the final result is accurate and effective.
During undergraduate years, Riley worked as a freelance mobile application developer and graphics artist where he experienced the unique hardships of running a small business. He learned firsthand a client’s perspective on the need for effective, relevant legal advice. Riley has also worked in business-to-business IT sales, where he developed a methodology to identify client needs, which, in turn, enabled him to create a fitting solution. He believes that attorneys must “step into the shoes of their client to figure out how to best help them achieve their goals.”
Riley received a B.A., cum laude, with a major in Business Administration from Washington State University in 2011. He earned his J.D., cum laude, in 2016 from Lewis & Clark Law School, where he was an Article Editor of the Lewis & Clark Law Review.
In his spare time, Riley enjoys playing a slew of board, card, and tabletop games with friends and family. Whenever opportunity allows, Riley relishes the opportunity to travel with his wife to castles, art museums, and stunning landmarks around the world while taking in the local culture. In their first such trip, they visited Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany and the magnificent surrounding sights. They always look forward to their next adventure.