Experience

Ryan has successfully mediated over a 100 cases in a variety of different areas, including defective construction, insurance coverage, trade secret, business litigation and real estate litigation. Ryan is an expert in preparing his matters and setting them up for successful resolution through detailed planning, creative thinking and aggressive strategy. Mediation is an invaluable tool to cost effectively resolving matters.

Ryan has litigated complex insurance coverage matters on behalf of several policyholder clients thus saving his clients millions of dollars by obtaining coverage under some challenging facts.

Ryan loves representing residential multi-family and single family developers in complex, high stakes litigation. Ryan truly enjoys leading a team of lawyers and experts through the complexities surrounding these types of cases. Despite no formal training as an engineer or architect, Ryan is extremely comfortable “rolling up his sleeves” and discussing the most complex construction issues with his expert teams.

Ryan and his partner were retained at the 11th hour to represent a Fortune 500 residential homebuilder facing significant exposure in a defective construction arbitration with no pre-hearing discovery. Through pure litigation “gun slinging,” Ryan and his partner battled in a lengthy arbitration obtaining a defense award.

Ryan was once again brought in at the last minute to represent a real estate developer on a four-year old, complex, multi-party property dispute prior to trial. Ryan moved quickly and aggressively in preparing for trial while simultaneously working with all parties and insurance carriers in an effort to get the matter resolved. After six weeks, Ryan had a four-year matter resolved with a favorable outcome.

Ryan represented a large commercial retailer in a real estate dispute involving discharge of site drainage onto neighboring property. Positioning the client perfectly with pre-trial discovery and pre-trial motions, Ryan obtained a nuisance value settlement of an alleged seven-figure case.

Ryan assisted a client with a large internal theft investigation and follow-on litigation against former employees and client vendors.