Ryan helps a variety of businesses resolve complex disputes and corporate law issues and handle a wide range of high-value transactions as well as day-to-day legal needs. His experience covers commercial litigation as well as mergers and acquisitions and matters pertaining to corporate governance and executive compensation. In addition, Ryan devotes a significant portion of his practice to intellectual property matters, managing a large portfolio of U.S. and international trademarks and offering general IP counsel. He has served clients including international clothing distributors, high-end apparel brands, cosmetics and personal care companies, consumer electronics manufacturers and distributors, construction companies, real estate investment firms, small business owners, and high net worth individuals, among others.
Ryan earned his B.A. at the University of California in Los Angeles and his J.D. at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was associate editor of the Cardozo Law Review and a “Lawyering and Legal Writing” teaching assistant. He gained additional experience serving a legal externship with the New York State Department of Financial Services, where he advised banking, financial, and insurance entities on Department regulations.
Heather counsels clients through all types of corporate law and operational issues and represents them in both state and federal courts and avenues of alternative dispute resolution. Her practice complex commercial disputes, government investigations, and matters pertaining to employment law, real estate, intellectual property, first amendment issues, international law, and securities. She has served clients including condominium sponsors, limited liability companies, international clothing distributors, fashion brands, domestic travel companies, small business partners, finance firms, real estate investors, and commercial real estate and investment firms.
After graduating magna cum laude from Rutgers University, Heather attended Fordham University School of Law, where she served as Notes and Articles editor for the Fordham Urban Law Journal, associate editor for the Dispute Resolution Society, and the school’s American Bar Association (ABA) representative, while volunteering with the Domestic Violence Action Center and the Courtroom Advocates Project. Heather held various legal internships, including with the King’s County District Attorney’s Office and the New York County District Attorney’s Office. She also held a summer internship with the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where she gained experience in matters involving the False Claims Act; Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA); the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA). She also compiled research and memoranda utilized in a multibillion-dollar settlement with a global bank.