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Ruth Ryan-Cruz

Business Attorney at San Diego, CA

4.9   55 reviews
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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Ruth

Learn Ruth’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%
    Includes transactional and litigation.

    13 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    20%
    Includes transactional and litigation.

    13 years

  3. Estate planning
    20%
    Includes transactional and litigation.

    13 years

  4. Intellectual property
    20%
    Includes transactional and litigation.

    13 years

  5. Real estate
    20%
    Includes transactional and litigation.

    13 years

"ALL PEOPLE ARE EQUAL BEFORE THE LAW. A GOOD ATTORNEY IS WHAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE."

Ruth Ryan-Cruz is an attorney in San Diego, California. Attorney Ruth Ryan-Cruz practices in the areas of business and corporate law, intellectual property, estate planning, wills, trusts, copyrights, trademarks and more. Contact San Diego Attorney Ruth Ryan-Cruz for a consultation.

 

Ms. Ryan-Cruz earned her Juris Doctor Degree from California Western School of Law and received a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration.

 

While completing her High School education, Ms. Ryan-Cruz developed herself as an independent web designer by customizing, developing, and maintaining web sites for local San Diego businesses in various industries. Throughout her undergraduate studies Ms. Ryan-Cruz worked at two local companies ultimately reaching management roles furthering her understanding of business operations. Licensed by the California Department of Insurance, Ms. Ryan-Cruz  moved on to assist a new insurance agent develop his book of business and focused primarily on marketing, information systems, and commercial accounts counseling business owners by helping them customize unique insurance coverage plans for their business needs. By working closely with business owners throughout the years, Ms. Ryan-Cruz expanded her knowledge in business and corporate needs.

 

Education includes: California Western School of Law, CSU San Marcos, San Diego State University


Special Designations include: Notary Public  and California Fire and Casualty & Life Broker-Agent  (inactive).

 

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Practice Areas Include:

  1. Business & Corporate Law
  2. WIlls & Trusts
  3. Estate Planning
  4. Intellectual Property
  5. Trademarks
  6. Copyrights
  7. Incorporations
  8. LLC Formations
  9. Contracts

 

Continued Legal Education includes: 

  1. Handling a San Diego County Property Tax Appeal
  2. Forming Foreign Corporations – Brazil, China, Mexico
  3. Probate Court – Key Issues for Attorneys
  4. How to Avoid Ethical Conflicts
  5. Transactional Law – Judge’s Orientation Program
  6. Securing Your Client’s Future
  7. A Special Night for Special Needs – Special Needs Trusts
  8. Ethical and Effective Negotiation
  9. Civil Cases in Federal Court
  10. Pre-Trial Preparation and Alternatives for Trial on a Budget
  11. Beer and Wine Law
  12. Mexico Related Issues in Probate and Estate Planning Matters
  13. Building a China Practice – Best Practices of Success in China..
  14. The Marriage Decisions - The Impact for Your Clients (Post DOMA)

 

Ms. Ryan-Cruz speaks fluent Spanish. Hablo Español. Comuniquese conmigo para una consulta.


La abogada Ruth Ryan-Cruz practica en el area de derechos en San Diego, California, especificamente derechos en negocios, contratos, testamentos, fideicomisos, registracion de marcas, registracion de autores y mas. Comuniquese con la abogada Ruth Ryan-Cruz para una consulta.

 

Skills

 

Spanish speaking business and corporate attorney
Spanish speaking wills and trusts attorney
Spanish speaking intellectual property attorney

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2019,2018,2017,2015
Client's Choice
2021 2019 2018 + 2 ...

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Ruth Ryan-Cruz, Esq. of Ryan-Cruz Law, APC - business, real estate, estate planning and intellectual property law.
Look for these twin towers along the 8 freeway to find out office on the 4th floor of the Encore Capital Group building.
Let's meet in the office or outside in the patio area. It's beautiful out here.
Look for us in the Encore Capital Group building in Mission Valley off the 8 freeway.
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Location

Ruth Ryan-Cruz
RYAN-CRUZ LAW, APC
3111 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 400
San Diego, CA, 92108

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  55 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Barrie | August 26, 2014
Excellent, friendly, and helpful!!
Ruth was fantastic to work with, very knowledgeable about my inquiries, and was on the ball with keeping me in the loop. Couldn't have asked for more, she's really the best!!
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2015
Ruth helped me start my business. Thank goodness I found her
Thanks Ruth for your help. I had plenty of questions when I first explored the idea of starting my online business. I asked a ton of questions and received plenty of great guidance from my legal counselor. Wish me luck as my business grows. I may have some other stuff for you very soon. I recommend her.
Posted by David | February 7, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Trusts, Wills, Probate
I was contacted by Ruth within 24hrs of requesting help regarding information about avenues to pursue in regards to deceased parents estate. Ruth was very helpful and gave me solid information in regards to actions I can take to resolve my issue. She was patient while I looked up information that was helpful to her in forming what she was able to tell me. I was provided with more help and information than I was expecting. I am satisfied with the results of our conversation. I am confident in recommending family, friends and anyone needing assistance in regards to estate planning, trusts, and wills. Ruth, you helped put my mind at ease. Thank you.
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Posted by Mayra | September 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true advocate
Attorney Ryan-Cruz was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and professional in my endeavor to buy a small business/ complete an asset purchase. I always felt she had my best interest at heart, explained everything thoroughly, was always available when I contacted her, and was extremely diligent in my matter. Attorney Ryan-Cruz is a true counselor at law.
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Posted by Wendie | September 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2 Generations
This outstanding Trust Lawyer worked with our family to close our Grandmother’s Generation skipping trust when our Father passed away In 2021. Ruth skillfully guided me through location of documents for these 2 trusts. Her knowledge and ability to negotiate with an investment firm regard partnership percentages for 7 heirs was amazing. Her kind manner resulted in timely compliance with multiple signatures from all 7 heirs even though some traveled outside the United States and within the United States. Both Trusts were amazingly closed in one year. All 7 of us agree we wished we knew about Ruth in 2016 when there was a messy prolonged settlement of our cousins estate by a trust company. Ruth has our deepest appreciation and recommendation.
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Posted by Jose | July 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My experience with Ruth was phenomenal
I met Ruth a coupe of years ago and I have always stayed in touch. My experience with her was phenomenal. She demonstrated great knowledge throughout my ordeal and set adequate expectations throughout the way. What I appreciated most is that even after we received judgment in our favor, she was STILL there when I needed her!
Posted by Ricardo | April 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Special Project Director
Ruth was fantastic; she follow up all the details for the transfer of title report which was a complex transaction since it involved a California Department of Housing office and United Methodist Women office in New York. I recommend Mr. Ryan-Cruz to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disputa entre dos hermanos sobre una casa
Estoy muy agradecida con la Abogada Ruth Ryan Cruz por habernos defendido de una manera muy profesional. Desde el primer momento nos brindó apoyo, consuelo y esperanza. Nos interpreto y nos represento verdaderamente en la corte. Y gracias a todos sus conocimientos Ganamos no ser desalojados de nuestro hogar.
Posted by Randy | November 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quality-Understanding-Competent
I needed urgent assistance with my brother's estate and Attorney Ruth Ryan-Cruz quickly provided the help I needed. She is a great listener and always responded promptly to any inquiry. I would retain her services again if needed!
Posted by Anthony | August 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
CCR guidance
Ruth was quick, thorough and generous. I received no bill for her guidance but was pointed in the right direction when I was ultimately in the dark. Thank you so much!
Posted by James | June 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable, Professional, and Accommodating
I met Ruth on a business to business basis as she helped me with a Spanish Captioning translation I needed for a University promotional video. This is not something she normally does however, she was gracious enough to help me out. For the longest time I wanted to return the favor by utilizing her legal services. This past year with the health crisis being what it was, an opportunity arose. My mother and I decided it was the right time to set up and revise legal documents pertaining to a Revocable Trust, Health Care Directive, and Will. I’m really glad I had the opportunity to work with Ruth in her field of expertise as it was smooth and painless. Then again, that’s what you get when working with an experienced, knowledgeable, and tenured professional. All that and the icing on the cake; her rates are extremely reasonable. I enthusiastically and highly recommend working with Ruth for all of your legal needs.
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Posted by Oscar | May 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First time homeowners - Highly recommended
My wife and I recently bought a condo in Mira Mesa. We were leasing the condo from the owner for over a year. One day, the owner told us that she was moving out of CA, and hence, she was selling the condo, so she was giving us our 30 days notice to leave, or an option to buy. Since my wife and I were already considering buying, we started dealing directly with the purchase as a FSBO. It was our first time buying real estate, so we had tons of questions, we didn't understand how the escrow process worked, neither our rights as tenants of the soon to be sold property. So we decided to look for a real-estate attorney. After speaking with Ruth, both my wife and I felt very confident that she understood our needs, so we hired her, and that was one of the best decisions we took during our purchase. From the first call, Ruth was very patient, gave us very clear advise on how to proceed in our situation. Once hired, she immediately went over our purchase agreement, she was very thorough, pointed at errors and gave recommendations. On top of it, she had an amazing response time. A lot of people who have dealt with the escrow process have told us that you end up signing a lot of documents, that you don't have any idea what they meant. We didn't feel that way. Whatever document we sent to Ruth, she explained carefully what it was for, and gave recommendations on how to fill it out. She also guided us over what documents we had to ask the owner, the agents, escrow officer, etc. The purchase of the condo was finally successful, and we look forward to work with Ruth on our will. It goes without saying that we highly recommend her.
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Posted by Leah | May 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Landlord/Tenant Dispute
My husband had an issue with his tenant. Ruth advised us very well and the issue resolved.
Posted by Adalina | April 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind and professional
I found Ruth by chance when I had to use a lawyer referral service for my simple will and healthcare directive. I initially only cared that the price was right and the attorney was located close to my home. But Ruth completely blew me away with her professionalism, extensive knowledge, and good attitude. I had to revise my will several times due to all kinds of changes in my life, and she helped me handle every revision promptly and efficiently. There is a certain calm in her demeanor that really helps ease my anxiety. And she deals graciously with my endless questions. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Teresa Tablas | April 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
¡Habla Español!
We hired Ruth because she was bilingual and my mom and I felt that she genuinely cared about our concerns. Ruth was always very patient to explain our options and kept us informed at all times. Although our case was lost in court their was not much resources available during COVID for event business like ours. We couldn't have gone through with the whole process on our own. I recommend Attorney Ruth Ryan-Cruz 100%. business lease. Although our case was lost in court it was not much resources and we couldn't of gone through the whole process on our own. I recommend attorney Ruth Ryan-Cruz 100%.
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Posted by Elana | March 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So grateful for Ruth!
Ruth has been nothing but wonderful. She was a referral from close friends after we were disappointed with three other lawyers we interviewed. She not only helped us with our estate planning, making each step easy to understand, she is also able to support our businesses by helping set up our corporations and maintain them annually. In addition, Ruth has been incredibly valuable in also giving us real estate advice. Her diverse skills and expertise has secured her a place as our family's trusted attorney. We are so grateful we found her and now have such a great resource in our lives. Highly recommend, Ruth!!
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Posted by Sky | March 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
INCREDIBLE CREATIVE ATTORNEY!
Ruth is my real estate attorney and my family’s estate attorney. Ruth is an excellent human and an excellent attorney. She is very sympathetic towards her clients and also can be an amazing devils advocate. She understands every single side of the legal situation brought to her. She is sharp! She put my family and I at ease and made us feel comfortable during a very uncomfortable transition. She is a unicorn in the legal field, it is very rare that attorneys are legally creative. Ruth is a very creative attorney who has a powerful grip on the law, empathy and bigger picture. The thing that I love about working with Ruth outside of her high emotional IQ, is that she is rational and gives you polar opposites of possible outcomes. I look forward to working with Ruth for many years to come and I highly recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Generous!
Ruth Ryan-Cruz is very knowledgeable and forthcoming. I did a consult with her and she was more that willing to help and VERY Generous with her assessment. I HIGHLY recommend her!
Posted by John | November 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Updated and develop our Living Trust
Ruth was extremely knowledgeable. Her explanations and inputs were clear and easy to understand. Meticulous, she our documents correct and accurate. She our living trust was exactly what my wife and I wanted and legally met all of our requirements needs.
Posted by Sarah | November 2, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Upfront, honest and did not waste my time
I spoke with her on depth about an estate issue. She offered multiple solutions- even one that didn't include her services. She responded promptly and gave a good referral to another attorney who specializes in my type of case.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Attorney
  • Ryan-Cruz Law, APC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kehr Law, APC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Legal Clerk
  • Kehr Law
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Intern
  • Kehr Law
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Assistant
  • Friesen Guy & Associates
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • California State University, San Marcos
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commercial Real Estate Unlawful Detainer Action
  • Resolved.
  • HOA Special Assessment
  • Settled
  • Real Estate Mediation
  • Positive. Clients resolved matters in mediation.
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Associations

  • National City Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Trustegrity
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • California Western School of Law, Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • California Western School of Law, Alumni Association
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star of the Month
  • Attorney Journal
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney 2013, Nominee - Corp. Transactional
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2013
  • Latinos Making a Difference, Nominee
  • San Diego Magazine & Univision KBNT
  • 2013
  • Young Attorneys 2012, Nominee
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2012
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • CWSL Legal Practice Discussion Group Meeting
  • Areas of Practice and Expertise
  • 2017
  • Business Law
  • Get Wise on Legal and Insurance Protection for your Business
  • 2017
  • Legal Practice Discussion Group Meeting
  • Areas of Practice and Expertise
  • 2016
  • Hall of Fame Event
  • The Importance of Higher Education
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (15)
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Business Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Ruth on the opposing side of a business dispute. I found Ruth to be an excellent advocate for her client, knowledgeable in the law, and easy to work with. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Ruth as a wonderful estate planning and business attorney. As a practicing estate planning attorney myself, I have heard only great things about Ruth in the estate planning community. She is thorough and provides a comprehensive approach to her clients' needs."
Business Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ruth is a passionate attorney who looks out for what is best for her clients and their interests. She is a great attorney and a pleasure to work with."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ruth is an excellent attorney in our community who is committed to providing superior service to her clients. I endorse her without hesitation."
Business Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ruth is a true professional. She cares about her clients, she is committed, and she stays involved in the community. It's easy to endorse her!"
Intellectual property Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Ruth Ryan-Cruz for almost a year. Ruth is a consummate professional. She has great communication skills. She is diligent, competent and compassionate--I would not hesitate to refer a friend or family member to her."
Business Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ruth is thorough and diligent in her handling of all legal matters. With significant experience in business planning and related issues, and her desire for excellence in all she does, you won't find a better lawyer for your business needs!"
Business Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ruth is an outstanding and well-respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to annyone needing legal representation."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Ryan-Cruz is an asset to her clients as a counselor in the areas of business, real estate, and estate planning. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ruth is an amazing attorney who is good at everything she does. She will treat you right and handle your matter with the utmost care. You can depend on her always. She is loyal, intelligent, strong and billingual. I wholeheartedly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have had the pleasure of working with Ruth for over 2 years now. Ruth is an extremely hard working, compassionate and bright attorney who has been a great help to many of our clients concerning a number of business issues, particularly with respect to trademark and copyright issues."
Business Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ruth Ryan-Cruz is an experienced and knowledgeable professional that truly knows how to get things accomplished. When I was dissolving my partnership, I turned to Ruth Ryan-Cruz who shared meaningful legal insight and provided creative solutions to help with my situation. With her guidance--we were able to resolve a situation that appeared hopeless. I would recommend Ruth Ryan-Cruz to any individual wanting a patient, professional, and responsible attorney."
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Car accident
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Bankruptcy and debt
Real estate
Bankruptcy and debt
Litigation
Trademark infringement
Personal injury
Corporate and incorporation