Patrick P. Degnan

Associate

emailpdegnan@rcalaw.com
phone602.440.4892
fax602.257.6966
Legal Secretary: Mary Misic
emailmmisic@rcalaw.com

Biography

Patrick is a member of the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice group, where he focuses on assisting clients with state and federal tax issues and general corporate transactions. As a Certified Public Accountant and MBA graduate, Patrick is particularly adept at investigating and navigating complex tax matters as they relate to advancing clients’ important business objectives.

Before joining Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, Patrick applied his tax knowledge serving clients at a Big Four accounting firm in both Chicago and Phoenix. While there, he belonged to the firm’s State Tax Group where he was responsible for researching tax issues affecting all 50 states; in addition, he served as a jurisdictional tax lead for New Mexico, investigating complex tax issues specific to that state for a variety of firm clients. Patrick also gained significant experience preparing and reviewing tax returns for numerous pass-through entities including Real Estate Investment Trusts and investment management funds.

Patrick began his legal career at a personal injury firm in Chicago. During his tenure, he co-authored an appellate brief in a multi-million dollar wrongful death case, resulting in the Illinois Appellate Court upholding a $4.75 million jury verdict.

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Education

  • DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, MBA, 2014
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2010
  • Miami University, B.A., 2006

Admissions

  • Arizona, 2018
  • Illinois, 2010
  • Certified Public Accountant, Arizona and Illinois

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