Ryan L Jensen

Ryan L Jensen

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  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate...
  • Illinois, Utah
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Summary

Prior to founding Pharos Law Group, I worked in Chicago for two of the world’s leading law firms and also worked at one of Utah’s premier law firms. These firms provided superb legal training, but I was often frustrated with the “impersonal” nature of working for large international business entities and the lack of opportunity to assist families and individuals in a meaningful way. When I decided to venture out on my own, my prior law firm experiences led me to focus exclusively on estate planning. I am now able to provide clients with a full range of basic and advanced estate, legacy and financial planning options. I also continue to be involved in a variety of commercial transactions, both large and small. I am married, with 3 children, an avid cyclist, runner (3 marathons) and I enjoy most other sports. When reading for enjoyment (rather than legal education), I enjoy just about anything by Dickens, Tolstoy or Dumas.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Intellectual Property
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Utah
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Russian: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner, Managing Attorney
Pharos Law Group, PLLC
- Current
Attorney
Sidley Austin LLP
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Attorney
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Attorney
Durham Jones & Pinegar
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Attorney
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Education
Utah State University
B.A. / Political Science, Minor in Russian (1997)
Honors: Honor Society, Deans List, Academic Scholarship
Brigham Young University
J.D. / Law (2001)
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Honors: Deans List; Academic Scholarship
Awards
Utah Legal Elite
Utah Business Magizine
Professional Associations
Utah State Bar # 09961
Member
Current
WealthCounsel
Member
- Current
Illinois State Bar
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Angel or Devil?
20 Myths About Estate Planning: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You
Word Association Publishers
Certifications
Certified Mediator
State of Utah
Websites & Blogs
Website
Pharos Law Group Website
Blog
Pharos Law Blog
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. I was left some land in Garfield County Utah. I have been named Person Representative. What do I do next? I want to sell
A: Is this question still relevant? If so, you will want to visit with a probate attorney to understand your rights and duties as personal representative. You may be able to do an informal probate of the Will and sale the land through a streamlined process. Best of luck!
Q. Wife passed away, no will, couple of private accounts/IRA., couple of joint accounts and car. Probate lawyer required?
A: Depending on whether there are named beneficiaries for the private accounts, the IRA and the "joint accounts", you will likely need a probate attorney to assist you. On the other hand, if all accounts have named beneficiaries and the department of motor vehicles in Georgia has a streamlined process for transferring title on automobiles, you may be able to avoid probate. Many probate attorneys will offer consultations for a small fee (sometimes free), so it is likely in your best interests to visit with a probate attorney there in GA. Best of luck.
Q. If I live in Utah how can I get probate court case started in Washington State?
A: Your best bet is to contact a probate attorney in Washington. This website and others have directories that should assist. Is it possible to do without an attorney, yes, it is possible. However, there is also a good chance that you might make critical mistakes, as probate law is very complicated. Far better to spend money on a qualified professional to ensure it is done right. Best of luck to you! By the way, if you are not able to find an WA probate attorney, let me know and I can assist you in finding one.
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Contact & Map
Centerville Office
520 N Marketplace Drive, Suite 200
Centerville, UT 84014
USA
Toll-Free: (855) 239-8015
Salt Lake Office
3115 Lion Lane, Suite 160
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
USA
Toll-Free: (855) 239-8015
Telephone: (801) 733-9292
Logan Office
120 W 1250 N #110
Logan, UT 84341
USA
Toll-Free: (855) 239-8015
Telephone: (435) 554-1242
Fax: (435) 292-7067