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Ryan J. Swartz headshot
300 TradeCenter
Suite 7000
Woburn, MA 01801
45 School Street
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 781 904 2712

Ryan J. Swartz

Director and Vice Chair, Trusts & Estates Department and Managing Director Boston Office

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Biography

Ryan advises individuals and families regarding various estate planning matters, including estate, gift, income and generation skipping transfer tax strategies. He advises fiduciaries in conservatorship, probate and trust administration matters. Ryan also counsels individuals and business owners regarding business succession planning and various asset protection techniques, including limited liability companies, asset protection trusts, and irrevocable Medicaid trusts.

Ryan completed a Judicial Clerkship with the Massachusetts Superior Court (2003-2004). He received his J.D., cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School (2003) and his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1999).

Areas of Focus

  • Asset Protection and Wealth Preservation
  • Estate Planning and Trust and Estate Administration
  • Taxation
  • Elder Law/Medicaid Planning

Admissions

  • Massachusetts

 

Professional & Association Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter
  • Boston Estate Planning Council
  • Merrimack Valley Estate Planning Council

Recognition

  • 2015 North of Boston Business Magazine's 40 Under 40 
  • Honor Board member, Suffolk University Law School Journal of High Technology Law
  • Presenter on Estate Planning and Probate Issues, National Business Institute

Seminar Replays

Protecting Inherited Assets with Discretionary Trusts and Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements (11/20/2015)

Articles & Presentations

Written By Ryan

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Practice Areas

The strengths of our practice groups and the industries we serve make McLane Middleton one of the most diverse law firms in New England.

Integrity and trust

At McLane Middleton we establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients to help us better achieve their unique goals over time. This approach to building trust requires that our esteemed lawyers and professionals use their broad, in-depth knowledge and work together with integrity to ascertain sound resolutions to legal matters for their clients.

Strength in numbers

McLane Middleton is made up of more than 90 attorneys who represent a broad range of clients throughout the region, delivering customized solutions. As a firm we are recognized as having the highest legal ability rating. The firm is rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms in Chambers USA. Our attorneys are distinguished leaders in their respective practice areas.

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Commitment and collaboration

McLane Middleton's versatile group of attorneys and paralegals become trusted authorities on each case through collaboration. We work with our clients to learn their individual needs first and foremost and, together, we develop comprehensive solutions to their specific legal matters. This approach helps us exceed our clients' expectations efficiently and effectively, client by client, case by case.

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A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has five offices across two states. However, deep historical roots don't allow you to become innate. Our firm is organized, technological, and knowledgeable. Our history means we are recognized. But our reputation is built on the highest quality of service and experience in very specific areas of law.

The Firm

Intelligence paired with action

Our team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance their professional development and put key learnings to action. The pursuit of further insight guides us to volunteer service opportunities, speaking engagements, and teaching roles. Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.