Estate Planning, Trusts & Probate
Gregory R. Ryan - Senior Partner
Wayne B. Brosman - Partner
Sepideh Yermian - Associate
Bahij Joseph - Associate
Business organization and planning constitutes a substantial part of our law practice. We have organized many new ventures and business entities, including investment syndications and private placements to capitalize our clients' new ventures. We have also organized limited liability companies, general partnerships, California and other state corporations, limited partnerships, joint ventures, professional corporations and limited liability partnerships. In that connection, we also undertake tax and regulatory planning when organizing a new business, including coordination of buy-sell together with other shareholder and investor agreements.
Ryan & Associates is frequently called upon to represent buyers and sellers of ongoing businesses. Among other things, we have drafted and negotiated purchase and merger agreements in both large and small transactions. In recent years, Ryan & Associates' transactions have included the sale of a chain of auto parts stores, acquisition and sale of restaurants and nightclubs (including liquor license transfers with attendant escrows), the sale of franchises, a nonprofit trade association merger, sale of real estate project partnership interest and the organization of an automobile dealership.
Ryan & Associates attorneys are often called upon for guidance in securities law compliance and private placement of capital. SEC, California Department of Corporations and other regulatory filings, together with the drafting of private placement memorandums for capital syndications are examples of Ryan & Associates expertise in this legal field.
Corporate compliance is another area of Ryan & Associates expertise. We coordinate and sometimes are called upon to attend corporate board of director and shareholder meetings, including the drafting of minutes and other upkeeping tasks required by law. Other types of organizations such as limited partnerships and limited liability companies require occasions where Ryan & Associates can assist the client.
A notable subspeciality of Ryan & Associates involves representation of trade and other associations. Our corporate and antitrust background has enhanced our reputation in the representation of industry and trade groups together with homeowners associations. We are experienced in nonprofit and other tax-exempt organizations, and are frequently called upon to advise association executives and directors on the legal ramifications of their organizations.