Attorney Ryan Ross

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613 Pierce Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
P: 712-252-3226
F: 712-252-4873
7.9Ryan Clay Ross

Attorney Profile

Attorney Ryan Ross is a graduate of Doane College (B.S. 1992 With Distinction) and Willamette Law School (J.D. 1995). He is admitted to practice law in the United States Federal Court, as well as Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska state courts. Ryan handles primarily real estate property matters (such as title opinions, title insurance, title guarantee, foreclosures, deeds, sales, acquisitions, condominium transactions, purchase agreements, contracts, leases, options, easements, restrictive covenants, construction liens, landlord-tenant, evictions, subdivision, and zoning and board of adjustment items), business matters (such as corporations, nonprofit corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, acquisitions, sales, mergers, contracts, succession planning, dissolutions, financing, and licensing), and estate planning and probate (such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills, small estates, complex estates). He also handles banking/commercial law (such as mortgage and loan agreements, lender work-outs, intercreditor agreements, and collateral securitization), and commercial collection matters.

Throughout law school, Ryan held clerkships with a private practice, with the City of Salem, and with the Oregon Attorney General’s Office. Immediately upon graduation, he was hired as general counsel for a gaming company who owned/managed riverboats and land-based casinos in the Midwest. He became a partner only four years after joining our firm and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Ryan serves on a number of charitable, community, religious, and legal organizations.

In addition to his fast-paced professional life, Ryan is a nature enthusiast and a proponent of renewable energy projects. He spends his leisure time hiking, golfing, running, biking, bowling, camping, traveling, and gardening – just to name a few of his interests. He is happiest with a pack on his back and miles of wilderness in front of him. Despite the many things on his plate (both professionally and personally), Ryan’s door is always open. He listens to his clients and is sincerely committed in helping you achieve success in your endeavors!

  • South Dakota State Bar Association (1995-present)
  • Iowa State Bar Association (1996-present)
  • Gaming Law Committee (1996-2003)
  • Nebraska State Bar Association (1998-present)
  • Woodbury County Bar Association (1998-present)
  • Elder Services Committee (1999-2007)
  • Real Estate and Title Law Section (2000-present)
  • Probate, Property and Trust Law Section (2000-present)
  • Nebraska Real Estate Section (2002-present)
  • Woodbury County Real Estate Committee (2007-present)
  • Woodbury County Judicial Outreach Committee (2011-present)
  • Law School: Willamette University College of Law, (J.D., 1995)
  • College:  Doane College, B.A. magna cum laude, 1992
  • Sioux City Planning and Zoning Commission, Chairman
  • Woodbury County Bar Association, past President
  • Sunrise Retirement Community, Member
  • Sioux City Board of Adjustment, Chairman
  • Boys and Girls Home of Siouxland (2006-2012)
  • Downtown Partners, past Chairman
  • Downtown Transportation Task Force, past Chairman
  • Siouxland Humane Society, past Member and twice past President
  • Siouxland Housing Development Corporation, Member
  • Sioux City Sign Regulation Advisory Committee, Member
  • Sioux City Design Standards Advisory Board, Member
  • Grace Lutheran Church Education Board, Chairman
  • Downtown Two-Way Street Conversion Task Force, Member
  • Sioux City Casino Site Plan Review Committee, Member
  • Sioux City Zoning Ordinance Re-Write Steering Committee, Chairman
  • Sioux City Comprehensive Development Plan Steering Committee, Member
  • All Iowa state and federal district courts
  • South Dakota state and federal district courts
  • Nebraska state courts
  • Real estate property:
    • Title opinions
    • Title insurance
    • Title guarantee
    • Foreclosures
    • Deeds
    • Sales
    • Acquisitions
    • Condominium transactions
    • Purchase agreements
    • Contracts
    • Leases
    • Options
    • Easements
    • Restrictive covenants
    • Construction liens
    • Landlord-tenant
    • Evictions
    • Subdivision
    • Zoning and board of adjustment items
  • Business law:
    • Corporations
    • Nonprofit corporations
    • Limited liability companies
    • Partnerships
    • Acquisitions
    • Sales
    • Mergers
    • Contracts
    • Succession planning
    • Dissolutions
    • Financing
    • Licensing
  • Estate planning and probate:
    • Wills
    • Trusts
    • Powers of attorney
    • Living wills
    • Small estates
    • Complex estates
  • Banking/commercial law:
    • Mortgage and loan agreements
    • Lender work-outs
    • Intercreditor agreements
    • Collateral securitization
    • Financing
  • Commercial Collection