Ryan is an Associate in our Wills and Estates group.

His practice focuses exclusively on wills, estates, and trusts, where he works with clients to develop the succession plan that works best for them.

Ryan attended law school at the University of Ottawa where he was a member of the law school’s environmental moot team. In addition to his studies, he worked as a research assistant for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, researching peer-to-peer lending and the fintech industry in Canada more broadly.

In 2018, Ryan joined Cunningham Swan as an articling student, and returned as an Associate soon after his call to the bar. Today, he supports clients in the following matters:

Estate Planning

  • Wills, including multiple wills
  • Powers of attorney, including living wills
  • Trusts (testamentary, alter ego, inter vivos, Henson, charitable, and insurance trusts)
  • Taxation at death and personal tax planning

Estate Administration

  • Applications for Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee (Probate)
  • Advice on Estate Administration Tax matters
  • The management and sale of estate interests in real property
  • Advice for executors as solicitor for the estate
  • Intestacy

Ryan is a Kingston local, having grown up in the Gananoque area.

Supporting Staff

Janet MacGregor

Janet MacGregor

ext. 8045
Law Clerk...
Lorraine Gilroy

Lorraine Gilroy

ext. 8016
Legal Assistant...
Miranda Moore

Miranda Moore

ext. 8041
Law Clerk...

Claire Rivoire

ext. 8029
Wills and Estates Coordinator...

Morgan Shields

ext. 8027
Legal Assistant...
Ryan MacNeil




Practice Areas


  • B.A.H.
    University of Ottawa
    Class of 2013
  • M.A.
    Queen’s University
    Class of 2015
  • J.D.
    University of Ottawa
    Class of 2018


  • Frontenac Law Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

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