Ryan Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3400
Seattle, WA 98101-3034
206.464.4224
Ryan Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3400
Seattle, WA 98101-3034
206.464.4224

Ryan Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3400
Seattle, WA 98101-3034
206.464.4224

Sean M. Peterson

Sean M. Peterson

Associate

Helping individuals and businesses navigate the intricacies of succession planning, tax law, and commercial transactions.

Sean is an Associate at Ryan Swanson, working primarily in the Estate Planning and Business groups.

Sean worked as a summer associate with Ryan Swanson in 2020, until returning to finish law school at the University of Washington. He began law school at Seattle University, transferring to the University of Washington after his first year. At Seattle University, Sean received a CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Writing. After transferring, Sean volunteered at the University of Washington’s Federal Tax Clinic, helping low-income individuals resolve their disputes with the IRS.

Prior to attending law school, Sean worked as a hedge fund accountant for BlackRock. He then earned his Certified Public Accountant license while working as an investment accountant for Symetra, specializing in alternative assets and derivative hedging portfolios.

Credentials

Education
  • University of Washington Law School
    (J.D, with honors, 2021)
  • University of Washington, Foster School of Business
    (B.A., Accounting and Finance, 2014)
  • Certified Public Accountant
    (Washington State Board of Accountancy, 2017)
Admitted to Practice
  • Washington

Hobbies & Interests

Sean was born and raised in Lake Tapps, Washington. Outside of work, he enjoys tennis, e-sports, paddle boarding, gardening, and playing guitar. He is happily married and above all enjoys spending time with his wife and two cats.