Lawrence W. Smith
Gary, Dytrych & Ryan, P.A.

701 U.S Highway One Suite 402
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
TEL: (561) 844-3700

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About Gary, Dytrych & Ryan, P.A.

Gary, Dytrych & Ryan, P.A. is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in North Palm Beach, FL, our mission is to provide residents of North Palm Beach and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Residents of North Palm Beach and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.

About Lawrence W. Smith

Larry Smith has been an attorney in private practice since 1981 and has been serving Palm Beach County, Florida, as a member of Gary, Dytrych & Ryan, P.A. since 1983. His areas of concentration include wills, trusts and estate planning, probate, elder law, and business and real estate matters. Mr. Smith is AV Rated, the highest possible rating established by Martindale-Hubbell, the premier independent rating agency for attorneys.


Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Smith was a practicing architect and land planner in Palm Beach County. As a lawyer, he has maintained a practice with an emphasis on real estate, business law and, for the last several years, estate planning and elder law.  He is a member of the Florida Bar and the Palm Beach County Bar Association.  He is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is one of only two members in the Palm Beach area of the prestigious American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, an educational organization promoting the highest standards of excellence in the estate planning profession.  He has been published in the Florida State University Law Review and the Florida Bar Journal and co-authored Florida Arson Prosecution- A Trial Manual for Florida Prosecutors.


Mr. Smith completed his Bachelor of Architecture degree at the University of Florida where he was inducted into the Honor Society of the College of Architecture and Fine Arts. He received his Juris Doctor, with Honors, and a Master of Science in Planning from Florida State University where he was a legal research and writing assistant and a member of the Florida State University Law Review.


Mr. Smith is married and has one daughter. He lives with his family on Singer Island in Riviera Beach, Florida where they enjoy friends, family, boating and an occasional trip to the Bahamas. He is a long time member of the City of Riviera Beach Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and participates in the Big Heart Brigade, a charity providing food for needy families, and in the Youth Opportunity Fund, an organization dedicated to providing financial assistance for college to local youths.

About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.