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Ryan Bender focuses his practice on advising high net worth individuals and families on a wide range of matters including estate planning, estate and gift taxation, trust and estate administration, asset protection, business succession planning, family office management, private trust company administration, and tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Bender also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on estate planning and tax dispute resolution for low-income individuals.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bender worked in the tax group of an international law firm focused on assisting hedge funds and private equity funds with tax-efficient fund formation and fundraising. Mr. Bender previously served as a staff editor on the Tax Law Review and has focused his academic research on achieving social goals through real property tax incentive programs.


No Longer Flying Under the Radar: What You Should Know about the IRS’s Planned Crackdown on Private Jet Owners
Balancing the Carrot and the Stick: Achieving Social Goals Through Real Property Tax Programs
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy, Vol. 16, Issue 2 Spring
The Dilemma of an Aging Population: Evaluating the Treatment of Insane Testators in the Modern Probate Process
The Estate Planning Journal, Vol. 13, Issue 389



  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2020
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2020
  • M.A., Energy, Resources, and Environment & International Economics, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 2016
  • B.A., International Studies & History of Art, Johns Hopkins University, 2015


  • District of Columbia
  • Vermont
  • Wyoming