Kenzie P. Ryback

Associate

Kenzie concentrates her practice on estate planning, trust planning, estate administration, and business & tax matters. She has experience with a wide variety of client demographics ranging from simple estate plans to high-net-worth, complex plans. She has also been involved in numerous business succession plans and complex estate administrations.

Kenzie is a summa cum laude graduate of both Gannon University and The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law. Having graduated law school in the top 1% of her class, she received four CALI awards and participated as Comments Editor for the Penn State Law Review. She served as a certified legal intern at the Rural Economic Development Clinic in State College, creating LLCs, drafting and revising documents and contracts, and conducting legal research.

Practice Areas

  • The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law, J.D.; summa cum laude; Penn State Law Review, Comments Editor; Woolsack Honor Society
  • Author: Dear Prisoners – Be Prepared to be Gawked At: Other Prisoners Watching You Strip Naked is Reasonably Related to Penological Interests, or is it? Penn State Law Review, Vol. 123, Issue 3, April 1, 2019
  • Gannon University, B.A. and B.S.; summa cum laude; Academic Excellence Award for Legal Studies
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Drafts estate plans for a variety of clients
  • Aids clients in business succession planning
  • Works on complex estate administration matters
  • Served as certified legal intern at the Rural Economic Development Clinic in State College, PA, creating LLCs, drafting and revising documents and contracts, and conducting legal research
  • Researched federal regulations and obligations for franchising a business
  • Researched Pennsylvania’s laws and defending irrevocable trusts in divorce proceedings where the principal of the trust appreciated during the length of the marriage
  • Researched and drafted terms and conditions for a medical provider’s in-house discount payment plans
  • Served as a paralegal intern for Knox Law’s litigation group during undergraduate studies, supporting the team and conducting legal research
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (4) in Legal Research Tools and Strategies; Applied Legal Analysis & Writing II; Insurance Law; and Rural Economic Development Clinic

Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association, Member, and AKT 5k Committee Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Young Erie Professionals (YEP)

Community and Professional Service

  • Mercy Center for Women, Board Member