Starting a new business can be one of the most exciting times in a client’s life – but it can also be one of the most stressful. Often, entrepreneurs are going through the process for the first time and will look to their lawyers to provide not only legal counsel but practical business advice as well.
In this program, presented by Ryen Rasmus of the Lipp Law Firm, attorneys will learn the fundamentals necessary to effectively advise new business owners and give them a solid foundation on which they can build a successful operation. The presentation will address basic business law matters, strategies for minimizing both legal and financial risk, and ancillary issues that often escape notice until problems arise – including intellectual property and employment law concerns.
Ryen has comprehensive experience in the fields of intellectual property, complex business transactions, and business-related litigation. Ryen specializes in the drafting of contracts and operations documents; resolution of business and intellectual property-related disputes; and counseling in the fields of corporate, employment, and software law. Ryen also serves the firm’s clients by providing mergers and acquisitions-related advice and conducting regulatory oversight reviews to ensure that clients’ businesses are compliant and protected to the maximum extent.
Ryen formerly served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Karen J. Burrell and the Hon. Louis A. Sherman of the Norfolk Circuit Court. While in law school, Ryen worked at a Top 200 law firm in Washington D.C., a Hampton Roads law firm specializing in entertainment law and small business-related issues, and the office of legal counsel at a major state educational institution.
Ryen graduated magna cum laude from William & Mary Law School in 2012 and was honored with the ABA-BNI Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law and the Lewis B. Puller, Jr., Veterans Benefits Clinic Award for Excellence upon his graduation. He graduated summa cum laude from The College of William & Mary in 2009 and was admitted to the Phi Beta Kappa Society during his senior year.
Ryen is admitted to practice law in Virginia and Washington, D.C. Outside of his work with the firm, Ryen is active with a number of local bar associations and intellectual property law-related organizations. Ryen also volunteers time with several non-profit organizations that seek to promote education and positive youth development.
Ryen started practicing law on 10/24/2012.
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