As an Associate of the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group, Ryan focuses his practice on helping businesses of all types and sizes navigate complex challenges. Ryan has experience in both buy-side and sell-side mergers & acquisitions, venture capital investments, equity, convertible note, and SAFE financings for startup and emerging growth companies, and general corporate matters.
In addition to his corporate law practice, Ryan is active in the emerging field of name, image, and likeness (NIL) in college athletics. Ryan has been quoted in NIL publications and has discussed NIL legal issues on sports law podcasts. As a former college basketball player, Ryan is uniquely situated to assist college athletes in NIL deals and opportunities, while also making sure universities and businesses are in compliance with NIL laws and policies.
Prior to joining Morse, Ryan was an associate at a full-service law firm in Upstate New York, where he advised publicly held companies on compliance with federal securities laws and NYSE and Nasdaq rules and regulations, including preparation and filing of Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K, proxy statements, registration statements, and other SEC filings and reports.
Guest Speaker on Podcast, Freddie Freeman Agent Dispute, MLB Arbitration Recap, & 1-Year NIL Anniversary, Conduct Detrimental
Pennsylvania Amends NIL Law to Allow Schools to Arrange NIL Deals, Conduct Detrimental
NCAA Issues New Guidance Clarifying NIL Rules for Institutions, 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
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
Mustache Madness: Drew Timme Signs NIL Deal for March Madness, Conduct Detrimental
Outside the office
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.
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