rfarrell@zrfmlaw.com

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Business & Transactional
  • Estate Trust & Tax
  • Financial Institutions
  • Local Government
  • EDUCATION:

    Loyola University (J.D., 2005)
    University of Illinois (B.S., accountancy, 2000)

    ADMISSIONS:

    Illinois, 2005
    U.S. District Court, N.D. of Illinois, 2006

    FOLLOW:

    Ryan P. Farrell

    Ryan P. Farrell, a Certified Public Accountant and a resident of Crystal Lake for most of his life, knows the businesses and the people of McHenry County. His wide-ranging transactional experience encompasses banking, corporate business law, commercial real estate, taxation, estate planning, and employee benefits.

    Farrell’s work with banks, corporate clients, real estate developers, businesses and individuals includes matters such as:

    • Drafting and reviewing loan documents
    • Deeds in lieu of foreclosure
    • Business incorporation
    • Shareholder agreements
    • Commercial real estate
    • Commercial loan workouts
    • Foreclosures, including consent foreclosures
    • Purchase and sale agreements
    • Tax planning for business transactions
    • Succession planning

    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

    McHenry County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association

    PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

    HONORS AND AWARDS

    Northwest Herald Business Journal’s “10 Under 40” Award; Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Presidential Award of Excellence; named an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company.

    PRIOR EMPLOYMENT

    Prior to joining Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle in 2006, Farrell was a senior employee benefits legal consultant at Ernst & Young, LLP in Chicago where he performed compliance and fiduciary reviews of qualified benefit plans. He also represented clients in their dealings with the Internal Revenue Service. Earlier in his career, Farrell worked with the same Big Four professional services firm as a senior auditor. In addition, Farrell also spent a year as a legal intern with General Growth Properties, which was then a Chicago-based publicly traded real estate investment trust.

    CIVIC AND CHARITABLE

    Farrell enthusiastically supports many community and business associations in Crystal Lake and McHenry County. He was elected in 2011 to the School District 47 Board of Education in Crystal Lake and is the founder and a director of District 47 Foundation for Educational Excellence. Farrell is the newest director of the Centegra Health System Foundation supporting patient care, medical equipment upgrades, and educational activities.  He serves as vice chair of the board of trustees and is a member of the 2010 class of Leadership Greater McHenry County, a group organized to foster and develop local community leaders. Farrell is a director and past chair of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce and a member of its finance division. Formerly, Farrell was a director of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the chair of the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation Business Growth and Development Committee.

    PRO BONO

    As the general corporate counsel of the Crystal Lake Food Pantry, Farrell helps the 501(c)(3) charitable organization offer temporary food assistance to qualified Crystal Lake residents. Volunteers from more than 20 local faith communities run the food pantry.