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.
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