Steven J. Ryan is a founding Partner of Warner, Federico & Ryan LLP.
For over 37 years Steven has represented high net worth individuals in sophisticated matrimonial matters. Steven is highly skilled at resolving complex cases involving inherited and gifted property, nontraditional compensation, business valuations, alimony, complex tax issues, child support, child custody and modification of previous awards of support. Steven is also well versed in the negotiation and preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Complementing his experience as a trial lawyer, Steven is a certified divorce mediator.
Steven received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst in 1980 and a JD from Syracuse University College of Law in 1985. He has been a member in good standing of both the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Bar of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts since 1985.
For over 37 years Steven has maintained the highest rating achievable by the Martindale-Hubbel Law directory (AV). He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2007 and has been recognized as one of the top lawyers in Massachusetts in Boston Magazine’s Law and Politics issue. Steven has been listed in both Massachusetts Super Lawyers and New England Super Lawyers every year since the inception of the award in 2004.
Steven has written numerous articles on a variety of family law topics, including The Negotiation and Drafting of Antenuptial Agreements, Business Valuation, The Treatment of Qualified and Non-Qualified Stock Options in Divorce, Complex Compensation Issues in Divorce, The Treatment of Gifted and Inherited Property in Divorce, Determining Income for Purposes of Securing Alimony and Child Support and Divorce Practice Under the Alimony Reform Act of 2011.
Steven is a frequent lecturer for the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and has lectured and written articles for the New England Tax Institute and both Suffolk University School of Law and Boston College School of Law.