Ryan is the junior shareholder at Howell Legal, a four-attorney corporate law boutique with a significant focus on high-growth startups. He counsels clients through the full business life-cycle, including formation, financing, equity compensation, general operations, and exit. Ryan began his career with Kirkland & Ellis, where his practice focused on technology M&A, securities offerings, and public company reporting. Between Kirkland & Ellis and Howell Legal, Ryan practiced in the corporate group of Partridge, Snow & Hahn, a mid-sized regional firm in Providence.

LOCATION: Providence, RI

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: New York, California, Rhode Island

CURRENT FIRM: Howell Legal Inc.

PRIOR FIRM(S): Kirkland & Ellis

LAW SCHOOL: Cornell University

ADVANCED DEGREES: LL.M, Legal Theory (New York University School of Law)


Startups and Venture Capital

(Angel and Seed Financings, Choice of Entity and Formation, M&A, Outside General Counsel, Reorganizations and Recapitalizations, Venture Capital Financings)

Corporate and Securities

(Corporate Governance, M&A, Partnerships and Joint Ventures, Securities Offerings)

INDUSTRY: Tech, Software-Enabled Services, Life Sciences