Ryan C. Furtick practices in the Taxation and Corporate Departments of Lewis Rice. Ryan’s broad based tax practice includes federal income tax planning for individuals, partnerships, LLCs, and corporations, including business and succession planning. He advises individuals and businesses on the tax aspects of complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, joint ventures, and private equity transactions. Ryan also represents clients in tax controversy matters with the IRS and other state and local taxing authorities.

Ryan’s corporate practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, business structuring, corporate governance matters, and general business representation. He works with businesses and their owners throughout the entire life cycle of the business. In his mergers and acquisitions practice, Ryan represents both buyers and sellers across a wide range of industries.

Prior to joining Lewis Rice, Ryan was an associate at Crady Jewett McCulley & Houren LLP in Houston, Texas.

Practice Areas


  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (LL.M., 2016)
    • Taxation
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2016)
    • Notes editor/staff editor, Washington University Jurisprudence Review
    • CALI Awards in Legal Practice II: Advocacy; Employee Benefits: ERISA & Tax; Business Acquisitions; Tax Fraud Prosecutions; Estate and Gift Taxation; Closely-Held Business and Succession Planning
  • Washington University in St. Louis (M.S., 2013)
    • Finance
  • Washington University in St. Louis (B.S.B.A., 2013)
    • Finance, Accounting
    • Minor in Applied Microeconomics
    • Varsity baseball team

Legal Background

  • Tax/Transactional associate, Crady Jewett McCulley & Houren LLP (2016-2018)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Tax Section
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis


  • Missouri Bar
  • Texas Bar
  • U.S. Tax Court

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Treasurer & Trustee, Webster Groves Presbyterian Church
  • Past Board Member, St. Louis Sports Commission Associates (2020-2022)