Ryan J. Shumacher, Esq.
Ryan is an attorney and private trustee in California with extensive trusts & estates, charitable gift planning, and corporate trustee experience. A Southern California native, Ryan earned his B.A. in Anthropology at the frigid but fantastic University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (Go Blue!) before returning to his home state and going on to earn his J.D. at the UCLA School of Law, where he was the founder of the Tax and Estate Planning Law Association and inaugural Thomas A. Kirschbaum Tax Scholar.
Prior to joining Lorenz as a Partner in 2019, Ryan worked as an attorney at two high-end boutique law firms in Beverly Hills and Downtown Los Angeles, respectively, before serving as a fiduciary specialist and subject-matter expert in a private bank, where he specialized in representing large estates in all aspects of planning and administration. As an attorney, he has drafted, reviewed, and administered hundreds of estate plans, all of which have led him to the meaningful role of private professional trustee. Ryan focuses his practice on trusts and estates with large and complex family-owned business and real estate assets, as well as those with significant philanthropic intent.
Ryan and his wife Katie live on an equestrian property with their rescue dog Lucca and Oldenburg horse Grey Hope. He is currently the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of The Dressage Foundation and Co-Founder of the Professional Advisors Council at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
Practice: Private Trustee & Executor
- Juris Doctor specializing in Business Law & Policy – Taxation Track from UCLA School of Law
- Bachelor of Arts majoring in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- Trusts & Estates Section, California State Bar (License # 303633)
- Treasurer, Board of Directors – The Dressage Foundation
- Co-Founder, Professional Advisors Council at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Marguerite C. Lorenz, Clay B. Spiegel, Noah B. Benton, Joseph F. McMackin, and Ryan J Shumacher individually act as Trustee for over 100 trusts at this time. Some trusts are newly funded, some are nearing final distribution, and some are on-going. We have particular expertise in accounting and taxation. Along with their able staff, Marguerite, Clay, Noah, Joe, and Ryan are available to take on new challenges to be of service. Discuss the needs of your family with Marguerite, Clay, Noah, or Joe by calling 877-630-8448. You’ll be asked a few basic questions and then invited to make a 15 minute, no-charge, phone appointment.