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Ryan is an attorney with a practice focused on the areas of franchising, corporate transactions, private investment funds, securities offerings, mergers & acquisitions, employment, intellectual property and licensing.  He also is experienced in preparing financials valuation reports, business plans, acquisition due diligence.  He has a legal, valuation and business development background, and has been a founding member of several ventures, one of which, a tech-startup providing software to newspaper and broadcast companies, received substantial private equity funding in 1999.

Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Miami University, a Juris Doctor from #19 ranked Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, and a Masters of Science in Finance from DePaul University. He has been a finalist in several major entrepreneurship competitions.

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Past Contributors:

  • Joel Libava (franchise consultant)
  • Jim Coen (franchise consultant, Exec Director of NE Franchise Association, and current President/COO of Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchise Association)
  • Rob Boulter (Attorney in California)