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Ryan M. Newburn

Counseling Companies Through All Stages Of The Business Life Cycle

As a Big Law trained corporate lawyer, Ryan Newburn as a long track record of:

  • Transforming ideas and concepts into legal entities.
  • Forming and guiding entities, including:
    • Partnerships
    • Limited liability companies
    • Non-profit corporations
    • S-corporations
    • C-corporations

An Innovative, Hands-On Negotiator

Ryan Newburn understands the “chess match” of corporate negotiations, always thinking two steps ahead. Ryan not only anticipates roadblocks but also skillfully negotiates around those roadblocks.

As a mentee of the titans of corporate law, Ryan has successfully negotiated:

  • Over $18 billion in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures;
  • $13 billion in debt and equity financings, and
  • Hundreds of purchase and sale, non-disclosure, master service, license, letter, and similar agreements.

See our Sample Representations for examples of Ryan's prior representations. 

A Corporate Lawyer With Real Business Experience

In addition to his corporate law practice, Ryan has served as a critical executive in multiple roles in various companies, including:

  • Senior Vice President
  • Chief Commercial Officer
  • General Counsel

From startups to billion-dollar public entities, companies have relied upon Ryan to provide real-time advice on:

  • Fund-raising
  • Legal advice
  • Finance and financial advice
  • Accounting
  • Compliance
  • Commercial advising and transactions
  • Human resource matters

This first-hand experience, combined with Ryan's knowledge of corporate law and formal business education, has earned Ryan the trust of investors, executive teams, and boards of directors across the United States.


Juris Doctor

Ryan received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the James E. Rogers School of Law, at the University of Arizona, where he was Articles Editor for the Arizona Law Review and Captain of the Jessup International Moot Court Team.

MBA and Bachelor's Degrees

Ryan also has an MBA from the Eller School of Management, a B.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics and B.A.s in Philosophy and Economics, from the University of Arizona.

For companies seeking the security of a dedicated General Counsel without the expense of a full-time corporate executive, Ryan offers Contract General Counsel services at fixed monthly rates.

Ryan is licensed to practice in the States of California and Colorado.