Estate Planning

Finch Montgomery Wright PC

Estate Planning


Barbara P. Wright

Barbara P. Wright concentrates her practice on: (1) estate planning, trusts and Wills, trust administration, probate and estate administration; and (2) nonprofit tax exempt charitable organizations.

She is a member of the Board of Directors, Secretary and Legal Counsel of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). She is also Secretary and Legal Counsel of The Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation, The Packard Humanities Institute, and The Stanford Theatre Foundation. She was Secretary (1987–2008) and General Counsel (1998–2008) of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Barbara has represented other nonprofit organizations, including: Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford; and Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

Barbara is currently Secretary of Sonoma Wire Works, a company founded by her son, and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Albany International Corp. (1989–2005), the Board of Trustees of the Castilleja School Foundation (1992–1995), and the Vestry of Christ Church, Los Altos (1990–1993). She is a member of the Santa Clara County, California, and American Bar Associations.

Barbara was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, and received a BA in English and an MA in Education from Stanford University. She received her legal training and JD degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she was a member of the Loyola Law Review. She and her husband live in Los Altos Hills, California. They have two married children and three grandsons.




350 Cambridge Ave #175
Palo Alto, CA 94306

(650) 327-0888

Areas of Practice


Tax Law

Trust Administration

Estate Planning


Non-Profit TAX exempt Charitable organizations