SCA Meeting April 4


The Sewanee Civic Association (SCA) will meet at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 4, at St. Mark’s Hall, Otey Parish. Social time with wine begins at 5:30 p.m., and dinner begins at 6 p.m. The business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a brief program. The dinner and meeting are free and open to the public. Free children’s activities will be available. Please RSVP by Friday, March 29, to <>.

The 36th annual Community Service Award will be presented.

The speaker for this meeting is Ryan Barry on “Full Spectrum Estate Planning: Protecting and Maximizing Your Long-Term Wealth.”

Ryan is a licensed attorney providing counsel in the areas of estate and trust planning, estate and trust administration, and elder law and special needs planning for clients in Tennessee and Georgia. The primary focus of his work is preparing estate plans for families ranging in net worth from $10,000 to more than $100 million. In this capacity, he assists clients with developing documents such as wills, revocable trust plans, and charitable lead and remainder trusts, among other services.

Prior to going into private practice, Ryan worked for many years as a member of the estate planning team at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel law firm in Chattanooga. Sewanee is close to his heart, as he grew up on an 88-acre farm just outside of town and graduated as valedictorian of both St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School and the University of the South. He holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Ryan will discuss best practices in estate planning and long-term wealth management.