For four decades, Jim Ryan has helped high net worth Arizona
families create and enjoy financial legacies. One of the firm's co-founders,
Jim Ryan is a widely acknowledged leader in Phoenix legal and business circles
for complex estate and business planning for businesses and high-net-worth
individuals. His practice include tax planning, estate administration and
Jim has been certified as a specialist in Estate & Trust
Law since the inception of certification of this specialty in Arizona. He is a
past chairman of the Estate and Trust Advisory Commission for the State Bar of
Arizona, which administers the annual certification test for applicants in the
Estate and Trust Law specialty, and served on the Commission for seven years.
Jim also chaired the Arizona Trust Code subcommittee to the
Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Arizona for four years and is a
member and past chairman of the Probate and Trust Section Executive Council.
The Arizona Trust Code project successfully concluded with its passage into law
effective January 1, 2009.
Jim has lectured on numerous occasions for the State Bar of
Arizona, Maricopa County Bar Association, Arizona Society of Certified Public
Accountants, Arizona Community Foundation, Phoenix Tax Workshop, Arizona State
University Alumni Association, National Business Institute, State Bar of
Arizona Annual Convention and numerous estate planning study groups.