Ryan is a trusted legal advisor for municipal government.  He has defended and successfully resolved tax sale disputes and various other tax claims brought against county governments in court. Furthermore, Ryan has conducted due diligence reviews that identified millions of dollars of over-payments of tax and pursued refunds for many different types of clients.  He has also assisted in developing and litigating a multimillion-dollar tax assessment appeal.

Prior to entering the legal field, Ryan served over five years as a Department of the Army civilian in the capacity of a Logistics Management Specialist and Central Case Manager for the United States Army Security Assistance Command.  During that time, Ryan was part of the foreign military sales business for aviation and national army and police programs.

A frequent speaker and writer, Ryan has thought leadership in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, federal and state laws related to stormwater management, county assessment issues, and matters impacting school boards.

What does Ryan do for Clients?
Ryan’s clients include state and local governments, financial institutions, construction contractors, insurance companies, specialty services companies, and research & development companies.

Ryan has a unique combination of professional and educational experiences that allow him to truly appreciate clients’ concerns for technical analysis and to be an effective advocate all the while providing value to whatever problem or solution he is working on with the client.

What do Clients have to say about Ryan?
“Ryan’s prompt, efficient and knowledgeable assistance has been invaluable to the Bureau. He is able to deal with challenging situations in and out of the court room.  Ryan is very adept in dealing with the County’s constituents as well as their attorneys.  It has been my pleasure to work with Ryan and I look forward to our continued working relationship.” – Holly Martz, Deputy Director

How does Ryan spend his free time?
Ryan and his wife enjoy traveling, kayaking, and exploring new restaurants. They also enjoying taking their Bernedoodle, Josie, for walks.


Millersville University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, B.A.

Widener University Commonwealth Law School, magna cum laude,  J.D., Business Advising Certificate


Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Council Member, Tax Section
  • Council Member, Municipal Law Section

Dauphin County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers

PA Borough Solicitors Association

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Tax Claim Bureau Association of Pennsylvania

James S. Bowman American Inn of Court

Honorable William W. Lipsitt American Inn of Court

Central Dauphin School District, School Board Director

LLS of Central Pennsylvania MWOY, Executive Leadership Team


U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Florida (pro hac vice)

Arkansas (pro hac vice)

New Jersey (pro hac vice)

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