Edward A Ryder
  • Of Counsel


Troy, MI





Edward A. Ryder is Of Counsel to the law firm of Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt, P.C., in Troy, Michigan. He received his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Detroit and his J. D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Mr. Ryder concentrates his practice in tax planning for business and individual clients, corporate and business consulting, estate planning, and trust and probate administration.

Mr. Ryder has considerable experience in representing clients in the sale and purchase of business enterprises, including the drafting and negotiating of documents required for mergers and acquisitions, as well as negotiating financing pertaining to such transactions. He also has extensive experience in representing trust and estate fiduciaries in the administration of trusts and probate estates.

Areas of Practice

  • Tax Planning
  • Corporate and General Business
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Qualified Retirement Plans

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1964
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1964
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1968
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986


  • University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1964
  • University of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
    • B.S. - 1961
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Accounting

Honors and Awards

  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Beta Alpha Psi

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, Business Law, Taxation and Probate Sections
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit


  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Beta Alpha Psi

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