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Kathleen A. Ryan

Kathleen A. Ryan

Kathleen A. Ryan
Partner

401-861-8200

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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1990
    Suffolk University Law Review

  • Providence College, B.A., cum laude, 1987

Bar Memberships

  • Rhode Island, 1990

  • Massachusetts, 1993

  • Florida, 2011

  • U.S. District Court, Rhode Island

  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts

Kathi, Chair of the Trusts & Estates Group, applies her extensive knowledge of probate, trust, and tax laws to advise clients on a wide variety of wealth preservation, asset transfer, charitable giving and estate and gift tax planning issues. She provides counsel on business succession planning matters for family-owned and closely-held businesses.

Kathi also represents executors, guardians and trustees with respect to the administration of decedents’ estates, guardianships, and trusts. She works with attorneys in the Firm’s Litigation Group representing fiduciaries in probate and trust court proceedings involving fiduciary liability issues, trust reformation, will contests, petitions for minimization of taxes and other general trust/estate administration matters.

Kathi is a founder and Co-Chair of WAVE (Women AdVocates for Enterprise), a Firm initiative designed to help women in business advance professionally, and a Mentor in the Firm’s Mentoring Program. She is a frequent speaker on various trusts and estates topics directed to banking professionals, financial planners, business groups, and civic and charitable organizations

Honors

  • AV® Preeminent Rated from Martindale-Hubbell, highest possible rating on both legal ability and ethics based upon the confidential opinion of peers and judges

  • Recipient of Dr. William McDonnell Award for unselfish service to further the cause of Providence College, 2004

  • Recipient of Board of Director's Leadership Award for outstanding leadership in board service, The Women’s Center of Rhode Island, 2004

Representative Publications

Representative Speaking Engagements

  • RI and MA Accounting Firm Presentations, Panelist, “Transfer Tax Planning in 2014”, February and May 2014

  • Vistage Group, Panelist, “Wealth Preservation and Transfer: Estate Planning and Business Succession”, March 2014

  • Leading Women, Speaker, “Client Entertainment & Dining Savvy”, November 2013

  • RBS Citizens Presentation, Panelist, “Update on the Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code”, October 2012

  • Bryant University Women’s Summit, Panelist, “Financial Planning for Women in Transition”, March 2012

  • Newport Hospital Living Heritage Luncheon, Guest Speaker, “Year-End Tax Planning and the Charitable IRA Roll-Over”, November 2011

  • RI Society of CPAs, Continuing Education Seminar, Panelist, “Filing Requirements for 2010 Decedents’ Estates and Post-2010 Estate and Gift Tax Planning: What to Look For?”, October 2011

  • Estate Planning Round-Up, Sponsored by RBS Citizens and The Rhode Island Foundation, Panelist, November 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida Bar Associations

    • RI Probate and Trust Committee
  • Estate Planning Council of Rhode Island

Community Activities

  • Providence College

    • President’s Council
    • National Alumni Association Board of Governors, Past President
    • Mal Brown Alumni Club, Past President
  • South County Hospital
    • Professional Advisory Group
  • United Way of Rhode Island
    • Women’s Leadership Council

Our approach to the practice of law provides a broad range of expertise to our clients Practice Areas

Providence

40 Westminster Street
Suite 1100
Providence, RI 02903
401-861-8200

South Coast

128 Union Street
Suite 500
New Bedford, MA 02740
774-206-8200

Metrowest

1700 West Park Drive
Suite 200
Westborough, MA 01581
508-599-3000

Boston

30 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
617-292-7900

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