Garrett Stiepel Ryder LLP was founded in 2002 by former partners of a large, multi-national law firm, with a primary emphasis on high-level commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, development projects, commercial leasing and real estate finance and investment, and related corporate and tax assistance.  Still maintaining that emphasis, we have since expanded the corporate and tax practice beyond the real estate context to provide broad expertise in all types of entity formation, capitalization and structuring transactions, merger and acquisition transactions, commercial transactions and agreements, equity and debt financing transactions, tax reassessment appeals, tax counseling and estate planning.  Our client base is similarly broad, and we are proud to represent a diverse range of clients - from well-established multi-national corporations to local entrepreneurs and investors. 

Our team represents over 150 years of collective legal and industry experience, providing the breadth and depth to handle the most complex matters with real world focus, creativity and efficiency.

John Garrett, Henry Stiepel and Ken Ryder were instrumental in establishing the firm to provide highly skilled legal representation at competitive rates, grounded in the core values of legal excellence, dedication to clients, and unwavering integrity.  Today, we honor their legacy in our name and continue it by incorporating those core values into the way we practice law and manage our affairs.  We are committed to our clients, our community and each other, and we work together to provide exceptional client service and a firm culture that fosters collaboration and philanthropy.