Ryan Loeffers

ATTORNEY


PRACTICE AREAS
Employee Benefits
Nonprofit Organizations
Business Strategy 


EDUCATION
Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. in Taxation, Certificate in Employee Benefits)
William S. Richardson School of Law (J.D.)
University of Hawai`i at Manoa Shidler College of Business (Master of Accounting, focus in Taxation; Bachelor of Business Administration with distinction in Accounting and Finance, minor in Economics)


ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
Hawai`i
U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai`i 


Ryan advises ERISA-regulated employee benefit plans and employers, as plan sponsors and fiduciaries to ERISA-regulated plans, to:

  • Identify prohibited transactions
  • Comply with fiduciary duties
  • Review summary plan descriptions (SPDs)
  • Correct plan document and administration errors

Ryan advises nonprofit organizations on:

  • Entity formation
  • Applications for tax-exempt status
  • Corporate governance
  • Tax consequences of activities within and outside the organization’s mission
  • Interaction between federal tax law and state nonprofit corporations law

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

  • Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, Associate (2012-2015)
  • Law Offices of Emmanuel Guerrero, Immigration Legal Intern (2010-2011)
  • Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii, Legal Research Assistant (2010)

AFFILIATIONS

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
    • Tax Division, Treasurer
    • Young Lawyers Division, Treasurer
  • Hawaii State Association of Parliamentarians
  • National Association of Parliamentarians®

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2014-present