Practices & Industries
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
University of Illinois (B.A., 1989)
Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 1992)
Mr. Ryan concentrates his practice in estate and business planning, with a particular emphasis on federal income, estate and gift taxation, and on succession planning for families that control closely held businesses. The clients he serves include owners of businesses, executives, entrepreneurs, investors, family offices, and individuals and families with inherited wealth.
Mr. Ryan received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1989 and was awarded his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1992. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1989.
Mr. Ryan is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and has served on various CBA committees, including the Trust Law and Taxation Committee and the Subcommittee on Generation Skipping Tax. He is a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council and also serves on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Finance Committee for Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, a public charity based in Chicago. Mr. Ryan served as chairman of the Planned Giving Committee for Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School in Chicago, and has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA.
Certified Public Accountant, 1989 - Present
Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section (Estate Planning Committee; Taxation Committee; Trust Law Committee), member
Chicago Estate Planning Council, member
Board of Directors/Chairman of Finance Committee, Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly, member
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, past member
Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society, past member
- April 3, 2020
- January 22, 2018
- TAX ALERT: IRS Proposes to Eliminate Valuation Discounts for the Transfer of Interests in Family Owned EntitiesAugust 16, 2016
- May 16, 2016
- July 28, 2015
- August 7, 2013
- July 27, 2010