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 a member of the Firm's Social Impact Team and advises both nonprofit and for-profit corporations on innovative ways to utilize market-based principals to bring about positive social change. He also works with innovative and forward-thinking businesses to implement best-in-class corporate social responsibility initiatives that benefit communities and increase bottom lines.

 
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.  
 
After countless celebrity-sightings, and even more failed attempts at learning to surf, Ryan left Malibu and returned to the Hoosier state. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Amber. They live in Franklin, Indiana and are blessed to be raising their son, Clark, in their hometown.
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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