Ryan Petersen

Ryan Petersen

Managing Partner

Ryan joined Karsh & Co. in 2013. Ryan is a licensed Certified Public Accountant with a Master’s degree in Taxation from the University of Denver and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from the University of Idaho.  

Prior to joining Karsh & Co, Ryan worked for ten years at EKS&H (now Plante Moran).  During this time, Ryan served clients in a range of industries and ultimately became a leader within the real estate group. There he developed expertise in commercial and residential real estate.  Ryan has assisted clients in tiered structures, complex operating agreements and allocations, real estate deals, and organizational restructuring.


After joining Karsh & Co, Ryan serves a wide client base, but has developed an expertise in the following practice areas:

·       Estate taxation, including tax issues surrounding litigation of the estate assets or conservatorship of individuals.

·       Ryan is also a Registered Investment Advisor and consults on investment advisory, family wealth transfer, and retirement plans.

·       Succession planning for retiring business owners, including consulting on the sale to a 3rd party or management buyout.

·       International tax compliance.

·       Divorce tax issues.

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Ryan is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA).
Master’s degree in Taxation, University of Denver Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance, University of Idaho
Colorado State Board of Accountancy
License No. 23992