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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Good course, very informative
Very useful and practical presentation.
Great program. Content was excellent. The video was no syncing with words being spoken Highly recommend this program for anyone who forms LLC's.
Raced thru the materials, obviously reading from a paper
Very thorough and covered things I had not considered.
Probably the best CLE I've taken on Lawline this year. The title belies the fact that this is a great review of a host of issues related to small business management. Regardless of whether you advise businesses, I'd recommend this as a refresher about all the issues associated with running a law firm. Ryen covers a wide range of topics in an energetic and informative manner.
Great content. Excellent delivery.
Video was not as good as it normally is - voice not synched with video..
This is a great program. Thank you.
One of the best classes I have attended on Lawline! Very clear and useful presentation and course materials.
Ryen is incredibly enthusiastic, uses hypotheticals effectively, and is a joy to learn from. I would watch any course he teaches.
This was a really great program - covered a lot of ground, gave practical/real world as well as legal information, and in an engaging way. Also the time management was excellent.
Excellent speaker; covered a lot in one hour!
Excellent presenter. Engaging, knowledgable, and very relatable.
Excellent course for general knowledge; highly recommended.
Very practical and useful presentation.
Instructor was very knowledgible.
Good basic information.
Very informative Excellent presentation
Regarding the recommendation that the lawyer check on potential hire resumes, I advise a proviso be given about reprisal.
Very good. Really enjoyed this course.
great presentation. Speaker was very knowledgeable on the subject matter.
Unbelievable amount of information in such a short time! All helpful. Thank you!
Good speaker. Useful info.
Great course and very thorough.
Thanks Mr. Rasmus. Sincerely, McCARY & McCARY, P.C., TX
This was a great course. Well done.
I would have preferred a more balanced choice of entity discussion.
a bit glitchy but I assume this is because of COVID remote transmission instead of studio recording
Great instructor and practical, sound advice!
Excellent overview and holistic approach to representing the client at the early stages to avoid, mollify or handle actual or potential issues.
Ryen was excellent and sensitive to the many common errors that start-up businesses encounter.
The presenter covered a lot of material!!! All of it essential He had a solid grasp of what it takes to guide a new business owner.
Good lecture but would have liked more discussion of using the other corporate forms especially for very small enterprises without much capital
Great overview, clear and organized
Have new clients
Great course! Terrific instructor!
Course materials are helpful
Great program. Among my favorites on LawLine!
This may be the best CLE I have attended with Lawline! It was exactly on point for what I was looking for and Ryen did an amazing job of breaking the information down into memorable learning points and presenting. Thank you!
Excellent program and presentation. Mr. Rasmus was very knowledgeable in the subject.
This is by far one of the best CLEs I have viewed on lawline. Thank you so much for taking the time to put together some great and practical information.
Ryen was excellent ! Thank you.
Mr. Rasmus provided a detailed and organized presentation with command of his subject matter.
Nice job on the slides! Well done!
This is an excellent presentation. Useful, informative and a very good presenter.
This is by far the best Lawline presentation I've seen. Packed with information, well organized and well delivered.
great CLE -- Ryen put together a great presentation
Not enough info on the other organizational types!
I appreciate how up to date this felt in the time of COVID.
Wonderful and informative presentation!
I was very impressed by the instructor
I'll give my best compliment to the presenter: I would hire that lawyer.
Good Ideas. Thanks!
This is a great course.
Very organized, practical, and well delivered. The best Lawline course I've taken so far by a good margin.