Attorney / J. Ryan Boatright


Ryan Boatright is a shareholder tax attorney of the firm in the Kansas City office; he serves as special tax counsel for a wide variety of public finance and public-private partnership transactions. Ryan has advised State and local governments, non-profit organizations, and bond counsel on numerous infrastructure projects including hospital, economic development, airport, sports arena, K-12 and higher educational financings. Ryan has substantial experience practicing before the Internal Revenue Service, representing non-profit organizations in applications for tax exemption as well as issuers and borrowers in audits of their bond issuances. He frequently assists both issuers and borrowers with post-issuance compliance responsibilities including arbitrage rebate, final allocation, Form 8038-CP submission, and Form 990, Schedule K preparation.

Ryan was admitted to the Missouri bar in 2010. He received his B.A. in Economics with Honors from the University of Missouri in 2007 and his J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Missouri in 2010, where he was Lead Articles Editor of the Missouri Law Review and inducted into the Order of the Coif. He received his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2013. Ryan is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He serves on the Legal Aid of Western Missouri – Justice for All Campaign Leadership Committee.


• B.A. (with honors), University of Missouri, 2007
• J.D. (magna cum laude), University of Missouri, 2010
• LL.M. in Taxation, University of Missouri – Kansas City, 2013


• Airport Facilities
• Water, Sewer & Gas Utilities
• K-12 Education
• Higher Education
• Healthcare & Long-Term Care
• Other Nonprofit Facilities
• Manufacturing Facilities
• Housing
• Transportation
• Public Power
• Economic Development
• Infrastructure/Municipal Facilities


• Tax Counsel
• Post Issuance Compliance
• Tax Controversy


2405 Grand Boulevard
Suite 1100
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

(816) 221-1000 MAIN
(816) 221-1018 FAX


J. Ryan Boatright
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(816) 218-7526 DIRECT
(816) 221-1018 FAX




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