Ryan Waggoner helps nonprofit organizations navigate tax laws. 
He assists organizations with corporate formation, achieving tax exemption and developing good board governance practices.  He also counsels tax-exempt entities on unrelated business income (UBI), lobbying and political activities, joint ventures, restructuring, international grant-making and a host of other ongoing compliance issues.
Ryan is also an estate planner.  His practice includes advising clients on trusts, tax planning, philanthropic and charitable giving, and prenuptial planning.  Ryan particularly enjoys working with young professionals to create estate plans focused on both tax efficiency and legacy building. 
Ryan received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Butler University. He was Butler's student body president and received the Most Outstanding Male Student award.  Ryan graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California.  He served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and worked in Pepperdine’s Center for Estate and Gift Planning.  He was a summer clerk prior to joining the Firm. 
After countless celebrity-sightings, and even more failed attempts at learning to surf, Ryan left Malibu and returned to the Hoosier state. Proud natives of Franklin, Ind., Ryan and his wife are thrilled to be back home again in central Indiana.   
Speaking Engagements
  • Basics on Estate Planning - Indiana State Police Retirement Conference
  • How to Not Lose Your Tax Exemption - Johnson County Foundation Nonprofit Symposium
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