Kemp Smith

Carl E. Ryan is a partner in the firm's Business Department focusing his practice on estate planning, probate and trust matters as well as exempt organizations, foundations and related charitable issues.

Mr. Ryan is board certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of Texas (since 1983), and is a member of the American Bar Association (Sections of Taxation [Exempt Organizations Committee], Business Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law [Special Problems of Charitable Institutions]).

He has participated as an author and speaker in various lectures and seminars sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, the El Paso Bar Association, the El Paso Estate Planning Council, the Council on Foundations, the University of Texas at Austin and other organizations. Mr. Ryan is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory, is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, listed by The Best Lawyers in America, Woodard and White, 1994-2014, named 2013 El Paso's Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year and is a Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly.

Mr. Ryan is a member of the McDonald Observatory and Department of Astronomy Board of Visitors, University of Texas at Austin and a director of Judd Foundation, New York and Marfa, Texas.  

Carl E. Ryan is a partner in the firm's Business Department focusing his practice on estate planning, probate and trust matters as well as exempt organizations, foundations and related charitable issues.

Mr. Ryan is board certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of Texas (since 1983), and is a member of the American Bar Association (Sections of Taxation [Exempt Organizations Committee], Business Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law [Special Problems of Charitable Institutions]).

He has participated as an author and speaker in various lectures and seminars sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, the El Paso Bar Association, the El Paso Estate Planning Council, the Council on Foundations, the University of Texas at Austin and other organizations. Mr. Ryan is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory, is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, listed by The Best Lawyers in America, Woodard and White, 1994-2014, named 2013 El Paso's Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year and is a Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly.

Mr. Ryan is a member of the McDonald Observatory and Department of Astronomy Board of Visitors, University of Texas at Austin and a director of Judd Foundation, New York and Marfa, Texas.     

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Academy of Probate and Trust Lawyers
  • El Paso Probate Bar Association
  • El Paso Bar Association
  • El Paso Estate Planning Council

Bars & Courts

  • Texas,
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • University of Houston College of Law 1972

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Academy of Probate and Trust Lawyers
  • El Paso Probate Bar Association
  • El Paso Bar Association
  • El Paso Estate Planning Council

Bars & Courts

  • Texas,
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • University of Houston College of Law 1972


Contact Kemp Smith


Contact Kemp Smith

Carl Ryan
Partner
221 North Kansas, Suite 1700
El Paso, Texas  79901
Phone: (915) 533-4424
Fax: (915) 546-5360


 

Service Area

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  • Texas