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Areas of Practice

  • New York
  • Missouri (inactive)

B.A., summa cum laude, State University of New York at Fredonia 

J.D., cum laude, University at Buffalo School of Law

Ryan concentrates his practice in the area of employee benefits, with particular focus on qualified retirement plans and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. His practice includes drafting and reviewing plan documents, assisting clients in the administration of benefit plans, reviewing services agreements with plan service providers, preparing submissions under IRS and U.S. Department of Labor correction programs, and advising clients on reporting and disclosure obligations.


  • Jacob D. Hyman Scholarship, University at Buffalo School of Law
  • Former editor, Buffalo Environmental Law Journal



Social Media

Ryan contributed to both the archived Hodgson Russ SchoolNET blog and archived Smarter Way to Cross blog. His entries can be found on the Publications page.

Professional Associations

  • Former member, Wechsler Moot Court board of directors
  • American Bar Association