Ryan A. Whelpley


Direct 781-697-2220
Fax 781-622-5933
Waltham, MA

As an Associate in the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group, Ryan focuses his practice on due diligence for equity offerings for startup and emerging growth companies, legal research and analysis, and general corporate governance matters.

Prior to joining Morse, Ryan was an Associate at full-service law firm in Rochester, NY, where he advised publicly held and private companies in federal securities compliance and corporate governance matters. His experience includes counseling public companies with respect to regulatory requirements, including the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and NYSE and Nasdaq rules, as well as corporate governance best practices. In addition, his experience includes drafting disclosure documents for public companies and transactional documents for capital raising, including registration statements and private placement memoranda. Ryan also successfully advised start-up and microcap companies regarding compliance with federal and state securities laws in connection with private offerings.

Guest Speaker on Podcast, Freddie Freeman Agent Dispute, MLB Arbitration Recap, & 1-Year NIL Anniversary, Conduct Detrimental

Congress Passes New M&A Broker Registration Exemption

Quoted: Why are U.S. Senators introducing bill targeting 501(c)(3) NIL collectives?, On3

Pennsylvania Amends NIL Law to Allow Schools to Arrange NIL Deals, Conduct Detrimental

NCAA Issues New Guidance Clarifying NIL Rules for Institutions, Conduct Detrimental

Idaho High School Activities Association Adopts Rule Change to Permit NIL for High School Athletes, Conduct Detrimental

NIL Could Soon Be Coming to Pennsylvania for High School Athletes, Conduct Detrimental

Louisiana, Missouri Amend NIL Laws; South Carolina on Path to Suspend NIL Law, Conduct Detrimental

Minnesota, North Dakota High School Athletic Associations Pass NIL Policies, Conduct Detrimental

NCAA Issues New NIL Guidance Aimed at Boosters, Conduct Detrimental

Quoted: Can a NIL collective ACTUALLY be a charity?, Extra Points

Mississippi and Tennessee Amend NIL Laws to Allow Schools to Facilitate NIL Deals, Conduct Detrimental

Quoted: College players who made NIL money have new homework – paying taxes, On3

Tax Season FAQs for NIL Income, Conduct Detrimental

U.S. Senators Propose New Bill to Change NCAA Infractions Process, Conduct Detrimental

Adidas Launches NIL Network that could Pay More than 50,000 Student-Athletes, Conduct Detrimental

Pointing the Finger: Congress Blames NCAA in Gender Equity Issue, Conduct Detrimental

Breaking the Piggy Bank: HS Recruit Signs Record-Breaking NIL Deal Worth over $8 Million, Conduct Detrimental

Mustache Madness: Drew Timme Signs NIL Deal for March Madness, Conduct Detrimental

Ryan is a long-time Buffalo Bills fan. Outside the office, Ryan enjoys playing basketball, weightlifting, running, and spending time with his family and friends.

  • Albany Law School, J.D., Co-Valedictorian, summa cum laude
  • Albany Law Review
  • Union College, B.A., summa cum laude
  • Massachusetts Bar
  • New York Bar
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