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Gregory J. Raphael
, of Garden City, New York, is a founding partner of the New York City law firm of Ryan & Raphael, P.C. The firm specializes in the areas of personal income taxation, estate planning including preparation of wills, and trusts, real property transactional law, employment law, and business law with emphasis on representation of individual clients and small businesses.  

            Prior to forming Ryan &  Raphael, P.C. in 2000, Mr. Raphael was a partner in the law firm of OíConnor, Murphy, Ryan & Seitz, first as an associate in 1985, then as partner from 1992. Previously, he was a legal intern in the office of the New York State Attorney General.  

            Mr. Raphael was appointed by Governor George E. Pataki to serve as one of five directors of the Nassau Interim Finance Authority (NIFA) which monitors and oversees the finances of Nassau County with the power to issue bonds and notes for County purposes, and to impose hard control mechanisms to restore and maintain county fiscal stability. He served in this capacity from 2004 until 2010.  

            In addition, Mr. Raphael was nominated by the Governor, and approved by the Senate, to become a Director of the State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) which is a public benefit corporation created to advance the Stateís goal of providing affordable mortgages to low income families. He served Governors Pataki, Spitzer, and Paterson from 2006 until 2010.  

            Mr. Raphael was also nominated and approved by the New York Catholic Archdiocese as a board of director of the Kennedy Child Study Center in New York City.  He is admitted to practice law in the courts of the State of New York, and the Southern and Eastern Districts of Federal Court. He graduated from St. John Fisher College in 1981 with a Bachelorís Degree in Management, and graduated in 1985 with a J.D. Degree from St. Johnís University.

           George L. Ryan, of Vero Beach, Florida is a founding partner of the New York City law firm of Ryan & Raphael, P.C. The firm specializes in the areas of personal income taxation, estate and gift tax planning and administration including preparation of wills and trusts, real property transactional law, employment law, and business law with emphasis on representation of individual clients and small businesses.  

            Prior to forming Ryan &  Raphael, P.C. in 2000, Mr. Ryan was a partner in the law firm of OíConnor, Murphy, Ryan & Seitz, first as an intern while attending NYU Law School (1961-1964) then, upon graduation and passing the Bar exam, as an associate in 1964 and finally as a partner from 1969 to 2000.

            Mr. Ryan graduated from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1961 with a B.A. degree in Economics.

            Many of his personal tax clients over those many years transitioned from acting as employees of public companies to creating highly successful entrepreneurial businesses resulting in his serving on their Boards of Directors or acting as their outside counsel in such diversified industries as Health Care, Broadcasting, Advertising Sales, Private Label Manufacturing, Public Relations, Search Firms, Printing and Bulk Paper Sales.  

             He served as the attorney for the U.S. Ski Team from 1980 to 1985 and for NFL Films from 1976 to 1980.

              He has served as a Director of the Breezy Point Cooperative, a NYC ocean front 2800 family residential community from 2000 to 2003 and currently is a member of the Board of Governors of the Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, a 375 family residential community in Vero Beach, Florida.