Ryan A. Brown was born in Kansas City and raised in California. His first job in the computer industry began at the age of eleven, building and repairing personal computers for a local store in Santa Barbara, California. In 1993 he began a computer and Internet consulting firm and started the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Santa Barbara.
Ryan went on to attend Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he received a BS in Computer Science with departmental and school honors and a BA in Spanish in 2000. Ryan is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon and the ACM, and won awards for undergraduate research and teaching. Continuing at Johns Hopkins, he received a Masters of Science and Engineering in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins in May of 2002.
After completing his Computer Science studies, Ryan went on to earn a Juris Doctorate Magna Cum Laude in December of 2006 from George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, with concentrations in business, tax and estate planning law.
Since starting Arlington Law Group in 2007, Ryan has worked with a wide array of businesses and individual clients on estate planning, business law and tax planning. Ryan also works with several technology start-up and early stage companies on company governance, private placements of stock and debt, and computer and Internet law.
Ryan has served and continues to serve on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations. Ryan previously served on the board of the Arlington County Bar Association and has volunteered for several pro-bono projects in Northern Virginia including Wills for Heroes which provides free wills and estate planning documents to first responders (police, sheriff, fire & paramedics). Ryan regularly gives seminars on estate planning, tax and business law, teaches an annual Continuing Legal Education class at George Mason University School of Law and occasionally guest lectures at the law school.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Licensed since 2007
Hourly ($252-280/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Mr. Brown and I associated in my client's purchase of a medical practice, and he formed a PLLC for my client, in Virginia. Mr. Brown was extremely conscientious and thorough in his review of the documents, asking many questions to fine tune his review, and was prompt in completing the work. He even did fact-checking to confirm the seller's representations were in fact correct. I am very happy with his work with me on this matter, and would recommend him to others for their legal work in Virginia.
Robert Olson Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Ryan Brown is an excellent lawyer and very skilled at estate planning, among other areas. I have known him for ten years and referred many people to him for estate planning, including close friends and family members.
Charles Burnham Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2007||03/11/2014|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Outstanding Research Award||Johns Hopkins University Department of Computer Science||1999|
|President||Base 16 Consulting, Inc.||2003 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Salvation Army - Arlington Corps||Advisory Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Arlington County Bar Association||Board Member||2012 - 2012|
|Arlington County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Fairfax County Bar Association||Member||2007 - 2012|
|MIT Enterprise Forum||N/A||2005 - Present|
|George Mason University School of Law||N/A||JD Magna Cum Laude||2006|
|Johns Hopkins University||Computer Science||MSE||2002|
|Johns Hopkins University||BS||Computer Science||2000|
|VCE Finance Programs||Estate Planning for Young Adults||2015|
|FPA NextGen||Estate Planning Strategies||2015|
|Arlington County Virginia Public Library Seminars||Estate Planning for 20-and-30-Somethings||2015|
|Washington Wealth Advisors Seminars||Estate Planning||2014|
|PenFedInvest Seminar Series||Estate Planning||2014|
|George Mason University Alumni Association CLEs||15th Annual Virginia Legal Ethics Update||2014|
|Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Northern Chapter Meeting||Buy-Sell Agreements||2013|
|PenFed Investments Seminar Series||Estate Planning Basics||2013|
|LinkLocale Seminar Series||Funding Your Start-Up Business||2013|
|End of Life Planning Seminar||Overview of Estate Planning||2013|
|Understanding Technology Lunch Series||Legal Concerns with using Free Cloud Applications||2012|
|Olde Towne School for Dogs||Estate Planning for Pet Owners||2012|
|Estate Planning for Families||Estate Planning for Families||2012|
|Continuing Legal Education||Trust Accounting with QuickBooks||2012|
|Continuing Legal Education||Ethics of Social Media||2012|
|Wendroff CPA Seminar Series||Asset Protection and Estate Planning||2011|
|Spring 2011 Educational Symposium||Tax Planning Strategies for 2011 and 2012||2011|
|Remarriage Showcase for Encore Brides||Estate Planning in Remarriage||2011|
|IRS Form 1099 Reporting: What You Need to Know||1099 Reporting||2011|
|12th Annual Ethics Update||Virginia Legal Ethics||2011|
|Seminar||The Business of Teaching Yoga||2010|
|Seminar||Estate Planning for Parents of Young Children||2010|
|Seminar||Estate Planning for Young Parents||2010|
|11th Annual Ethics Update CLE||Virginia Legal Ethics||2010|
|10th Annual Ethics Update CLE||Virginia Legal Ethics||2009|
|9th Annual Ethics Update||Virginia Legal Ethics||2008|
|8th Annual Ethics Update||Virginia Legal Ethics||2007|