Counseling Companies Through All Stages Of The Business Life Cycle
As a Big Law trained corporate lawyer, Ryan Newburn has a long track record of successfully transforming ideas and concepts into legal entities. Ryan has personally formed over 100 entities, including partnerships, limited liability companies, non-profit corporations, S-corporations, and C-corporations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.
An Innovative, Hands-On Negotiator
A seasoned attorney who understands the “chess match” of corporate negotiations, Ryan is always thinking two steps ahead – anticipating roadblocks and skillfully negotiating around them. Mentored by 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.
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A Corporate Lawyer With Real Business Experience
In addition to his corporate practice, Ryan has served as a critical executive - Vice President, Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer and General Counsel - in numerous companies. From startups to billion-dollar public entities, companies have relied upon him to provide real-time advice on fund-raising, legal, finance, accounting, compliance, commercial and human resource matters. This first-hand experience, combined with his knowledge of corporate law and his formal business education, has earned Ryan the trust of investors, executive teams, and boards of directors across the country.
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. 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.