Ryan Farrell, LGMC Vice Chair, and Interim Chair Finance Committee
Partner, Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdie
LGMC Class of 2010
Ryan is a partner in the Law Firm of Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle. In addition to being an attorney, Ryan is also a registered Certified Public Accountant. A resident of the Crystal Lake area for most of his life, Ryan knows the businesses and the people of McHenry County. His wide-ranging transactional experience encompasses corporate business law, banking, commercial real estate, taxation, estate planning, and employee benefits.
Ryan was named an Emerging Lawyer in 2015 by Leading Lawyers, given to the top 2% of lawyers under 40 years old; was the recipient of the Northwest Herald Business Journal’s “10 Under 40” Award in 2010; and the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Presidential Award of Excellence in 2009.
Prior to joining Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle in 2006, Ryan was a senior employee benefits legal consultant at Ernst & Young, LLP in Chicago where he performed compliance and fiduciary reviews of qualified benefit plans. Earlier in his career, Ryan worked with the same Big Four professional services firm as a senior auditor.
Ryan enthusiastically supports many community and business associations in Crystal Lake and McHenry County. He was elected in 2011 to the School District 47 Board of Education in Crystal Lake and is now serving in his second term. He serves as vice chair of the Board of Trustees and is a member of the 2010 class of Leadership Greater McHenry County, a group organized to foster and develop local community leaders. Ryan is past chair of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce and the current chair of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. Ryan is a member of the finance committee of Centegra Health System, and coaches several youth sports teams through Crystal Lake Baseball, the Crystal Lake Raiders, and Upward Sports.