Ryan L. George, Esq.
Office: (502) 614-6853
Cell: (703) 867-1109
Ryan L. George is a founding partner of Norris George & Ostrow PLLC. Prior to co-founding Norris George & Ostrow, Mr. George was an associate at the Washington, D.C. based law firm, Ritter Eichner & Norris PLLC. Prior to joining Ritter Eichner & Norris PLLC, Mr. George served as a senior tax consultant with Ernst & Young LLP in McLean, Virginia. His experience includes the federal tax treatment of domestic and foreign corporations and Section 501(c)(3) entities.
Mr. George has played a major role with Mr. Norris in serving as special tax-exempt bond and loan counsel in developing and executing transactions under the nation’s largest bank sponsored tax-exempt housing bond and loan conduit private placement program for affordable multifamily rental projects, and in similar private placement programs for other banking clients. Mr. George now serves in this capacity on over 50 such transactions per year. Mr. George has also worked with Mr. Norris in representing Freddie Mac in the development of its Tax-Exempt Loan or “TEL” structure. In addition to the foregoing, Mr. George has served as underwriter’s counsel on a wide variety of tax-exempt financings including financings credit-enhanced by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, FHA/GNMA financings, letter of credit-backed financings and noncredit-enhanced financings. Mr. George also plays a leading role in the firm’s practice, serving as special bond matters or defeasance counsel to borrowers on bond financed projects. He is also the firm’s lead attorney on hospital, educational and other municipal bond financings in which the firm is involved.
Mr. George attended Washington & Jefferson College where he received his B.A. in Biology. Mr. George received his law degree and M.B.A. (with a concentration in corporate finance) from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998 and his LL.M in taxation from Georgetown University School of Law in 2002. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1999 and the District of Columbia Bar in 2001, and is a member of the American Bar Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.