Pool of Arbitrators

Kenneth West

Partner, Ryan Law Firm PLLC

Ken is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator focused on art law, tax, and valuation. He was a founding member of West P.C., formerly an art and tax law boutique firm, in Toronto, Canada and is a Partner with The Ryan Law Firm, preciously he was with an AmLaw 200 firm in Washington D.C. with a focus on a national valuation practice. Ken’s law practice has included arbitration and mediation since 2007. He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has practiced in the both Canada and the United States. Ken is in the final stages of completing a Diploma in Art Law at the Institute of Art and Law based in London, England. He is a frequent speaker and has published internationally on issues related to tax, valuation and alternative dispute resolution.

Ken is currently serving as the Vice-President of the National Association of Property Tax Attorneys. He is a co-leader of the DC Bar’s Global Legal Services Committee and a member of the legal committee of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation. Ken has participated as a judge at American Bar Association events, and has conducted training as program director at the Osgoode Hall Expert Valuation Witness programs. He was appointed to the Arbitration pool of CAfA in January 2020.

Ken has completed the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation and the Osgoode Hall Law School Certificate in Adjudication. He is licensed to practice law in Washington DC, Ontario, Florida, Maryland, New York, US Tax Court and the US Supreme Court. He was Board Certified in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario from 2014 to 2020. Ken is an avid collector of Canadian contemporary art and is a Patron of the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.

Ken’s educational background includes: Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.M.); Michigan State University College of Law (J.D.); University of Ottawa (LL.B.); Wilfrid Laurier University (B.A).

Jurisdiction: Canada and U.S.A.