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Ryan Andrew Brown

Estate planning Attorney at Arlington, VA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 14 years
    Virginia - VA 17 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2010
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, specializing in asset protection trusts and estate planning for families with young children. Fixed price packages available for most estate planning services.

    17 years

  2. Business
    General counsel services for small to medium sized businesses and start-ups. Monthly retainer packages available for businesses.

    17 years

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    Advice on choice of entity, tax considerations, liability considerations, shareholder agreements, operating agreements and other corporate or company structure agreements. Fixed price packages for most incorporations and LLC formations.

    17 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    Employment agreements, contractor and supplier agreements, sales agreements, commercial lease negotiations, etc. This area is an extension of my business practice.

    17 years

  5. Internet
    Internet, blockchain and computer law. Masters degree in Computer Science.

    17 years

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.

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia


Bar Associations:


  • Arlignton County, Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • American Bar Association

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Arlington Law Group
1739 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA, 22209-2741

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5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient Use of Time
I run a small tech group, and time and money are both at a premium. Ryan was exactly the right choice, as he knew the technical issues at hand along with the legal issues in our contracting process. He made unbelievably good use of the time spent - lawyers have high billable rates and Ryan's advice was clearly worth every penny.
Posted by DSP | May 3, 2011
Professional and Knowledgeable
Mr. Brown has been tremendously helpful for our company. He demonstrates professionalism and has a strong foundation of knowledge. He has been integral in many of our important strategic decisions to grow our company. We recommend Mr. Brown for any small or large business.
Posted by John | October 21, 2010
Beyond a doubt the right attorney for my business!
I had my initial meeting with Attorney Ryan Brown on the afternoon of 10/20/2010. I walked away with piece of mind and feeling absolutely great about my startup business. Attorney Brown went above and beyond. Not only did he hit every single question on the head without hesitation or any uncertainty. He provided print outs referencing everything he'd mentioned. There was not a single question left unanswered. Beyond this, he offered additional input and was very thorough as though he was helping a dear friend or launching a business of his own. I have commited my company to his services for 6 months and will extend beyond this as long as my company is successful. I offered to leave this review on my own accord and was not asked to do so in any way. I highly recommend at least an initial sit down with attorney brown for your legal needs. I have no doubt anyone that receives legal counsel from Attorney Brown will certainly not regret it in the least. Thank you and good luck with your endeavours.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 360-360 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Base 16 Consulting, Inc.
  • 2003 - Present


  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD Magna Cum Laude
  • 2006
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • MSE
  • 2002
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Computer Science
  • 2000


  • Arlington Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Salvation Army - Arlington Corps
  • Advisory Board Chairman
  • 2017 - Present
  • Arlington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • MIT Enterprise Forum
  • 2005 - Present
  • Salvation Army - Arlington Corps
  • Advisory Board Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Arlington County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • 40 Under 40 Honoree
  • Leadership Center for Excellence
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Outstanding Research Award
  • Johns Hopkins University Department of Computer Science
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Washington Wealth Management Seminar Series
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • Arlington County Bar Association Trusts & Estate Division Meeting
  • Insolvent Estates
  • 2017
  • Alfred Street Baptist Church Senior Legal Clinic
  • Financial Powers of Attorney
  • 2017
  • Alfred Street Baptist Church Legal Clinic
  • Last Will and Testament
  • 2017
  • Arlington County Bar Association Trusts & Estates Division Lunch
  • No-Contest Clauses and developing case law
  • 2016
  • FPA NextGen
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • 2015
  • Washington Wealth Advisors Seminars
  • Estate Planning
  • 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
  • Seminar
  • The Business of Teaching Yoga
  • 2010
  • Seminar
  • Estate Planning for Parents of Young Children
  • 2010
  • Seminar
  • Estate Planning for Young Parents
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
Endorse Ryan
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch business attorney who is dedicated to client success."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Ryan Brown for incorporation, estate planning, and tax work. He is professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and prompt."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
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Arlington Estate planning Lawyer Ryan Andrew Brown
Ryan Andrew Brown
Estate planning Attorney
Arlington, VA
Licensed for 17 years