Renée Ryan

general counsel and chief operating officer

As general counsel and chief operating officer for the Schultz Family Foundation, Renée is responsible for the organization’s operations, governance, and overall legal affairs.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Renée was general counsel and a senior relationship manager for McCutchen Group LLC, a Seattle-based multi-family office that provides investment and financial advisory services to select families across the country.  

Renée began her legal career at Perkins Coie, LLP, where she spent over 15 years representing individuals, businesses, and philanthropic organizations in a variety of charitable and business matters. In addition, Renée advised executives and business owners on all aspects of tax and business planning, including the operation and management of family business entities and multigenerational transitions as well as a wide range of legal issues affecting social impact and nonprofit organizations, and the requirements to maintain a charitable organization’s tax-exempt status.  Renée also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Law.  

A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, she holds an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Washington and a JD from Seattle University School of Law.

Away from the office, Renée enjoys traveling to warmer destinations, cooking, and attending live concerts and theatre.

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