Coming from a family of musicians, Ryan inherited a creative bent and an independent streak that led him to Japan as an exchange student. It also led him to earn a master’s degree in taxation and, as a result, the affectionate title of family black sheep.
Now married and the father of two, he's learned a great deal about the fine art of negotiation from his young children.
Ryan brings his diverse background and creativity to bear in helping clients to minimize taxes and deal effectively with what can seem an overwhelming government bureaucracy.
Ryan's work integrates complex wealth transfer strategies with the day-to-day operations of family-owned and closely held companies. He helps clients with estate tax-saving ideas that move seamlessly from drawing board to implementation, while ensuring that the solutions actually align with his clients' personal goals and philosophies.
Ryan is a senior manager in the firm's tax practice and a member of the high net worth practice group. He advises affluent individuals and families, and their family businesses, on income and estate tax matters. His clients include investors, business owners and company executives.
He also advises fiduciaries on estate administration, post-mortem tax planning and trust funding.
Tax compliance and consulting for affluent individuals and families
Estate and gift planning, including federal and Washington State estate and gift tax returns
Multi-state income taxation of trusts and estates
Generation-Skipping Transfer tax
Closely-held and family businesses
Corporate, partnership and individual taxation
Strategic tax and transaction planning
Certified Public Accountant, Washington
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Bachelor of Arts in Japanese, University of Washington
Accounting courses, Seattle University
Master of Science in Taxation, Golden Gate University
Graduate Certificate in Estate Planning, Golden Gate University