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Experience 

Ryan is a partner in the firm’s St. Petersburg office.  He is a state and federal trial lawyer as well as a certified civil court mediator. His litigation practice includes: complex business disputes, construction law, corporate/partnership disputes, employment related litigation, hospitality law, probate litigation, appellate practice, and real estate law. His real estate matters encompass contract disputes, ad valorem tax challenges, commercial landlord/tenant matters and land use/zoning issues.  In addition to his litigation practice, he regularly advises business clients regarding complex legal issues and problems associated with operating a new businesses, expanding businesses, and businesses in distress.

Distinctions, Memberships & Admissions

  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, 2013-2016
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court,  Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Court Mediator
  • American Bar Association, Hillsborough Bar Association, and St. Petersburg Bar Association; Member
  • Hillsborough Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Foster Children’s Program; Chair (2009 – 2010)
  • St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce:
    • Member of the Year 2018
    • Chair Elect 2019
    • Public Policy Chair 2016
    • Executive Committee 2016-2019
    • Board of Governors 2014-2019
  • City of St. Petersburg Grow Smarter Economic Development Strategy; Chair 2017, 2018; Past Chair 2019
  • UPARC Agency, Serving People with Developmental Disabilities; President 2010, Board of Directors (2006 – 2014)
  • Partners in Self-Sufficiency, Assisting Low-Income Families Achieve Economic Self-Sufficiency; Board of Directors
  • Lawyers for Literacy; Member

Education 

  • University of Florida B.S.B.A., 2001
  • Stetson University College of Law J.D., 2005
  • Stetson University M.B.A., 2005

When He’s Not Working Hard For Clients

Ryan spends his time volunteering on community initiatives, developing commercial real estate, and creating/operating hospitality concepts in the Tampa Bay area.

  • Britto v. Oliveira, 963 So.2d 707 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007)
  • In re Application of Operadora DB Mexico, S.A. DE C.V. 2009 WL 2423138 (M.D. Fla. 2009)
  • In re Application of Operadora DB Mexico, S.A. DE C.V. F.Supp.2d, 2009 WL 2435750 (M.D. Fla. 2009)

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