Firm History

In 1988, Scott M. Sanders began practice as a sole practitioner in Orange County. His practice focused on Business, Corporate and Contract law. In the early 1990’s, as the world economy began to more quickly evolve, Mr. Sanders became proficient in International law affecting off- shore manufacturing and domestic sales. In 1998, he became one of the first lawyers in California to obtain a triple damage judgment based on California’s Wholesale Sales Commission Protection Act.

In 1995, Nicholas T. Montalto, founded and practiced law with the firm of “Santiago, Montalto & Rodnunsky,” with offices in Torrance and Woodland Hills, CA. As a principal with the firm, Mr. Montalto practiced extensively in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. His practice also included extensive litigation, regularly handling over 25 litigation files at any given time, as well as serving as a lead counsel at trial. Mr. Montalto’s litigation work included both Plaintiff and Defense work, including many complex civil trials in the areas of employment law, wrongful death and injury, contract law, and trusts. Mr. Montalto also represented many clients and businesses, as a tax attorney.

In 1999, Mr. Sanders and Mr. Montalto left their respective firms in order to establish the law firm of Sanders & Montalto, LLP. During that time, they expanded the firm’s size by hiring additional attorneys, staff, and forming affiliations with other attorneys and firms nationwide. This expansion enabled the firm to litigate cases throughout the country.

We offer free consultations and reviews of existing estate planning
documents. We also offer free consultations on any new Business or Sales Rep matter.

Our Specialty Areas Include:


  • Business litigation and transactions
  • Independent Sales Rep Law
  • Corporate Fund Raising

Estate planning

  • Wills, living wills
  • Trusts and probate law
  • Living trusts, irrevocable trusts
  • Durable power of attorney
  • Healthcare directive/Guardianship

Conveniently located in Torrance, we proudly serve clients all across the South Bay and greater Los Angeles. We also assist Sales Reps nationwide, having litigated commission disputes throughout the U.S.

We’re located near:

  • Manhattan Beach
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Redondo Beach
  • Palos Verdes
  • Long Beach
  • Lomita
  • Hawthorne
  • Compton
  • Gardena
  • Lawndale