Ryan has represented a variety of commercial and individual clients in both State and Federal Courts, as well as in Bankruptcy proceedings, pre-trial proceedings before the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board and administrative hearings before the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance.

In addition, Ryan provides dedicated pro bono legal services to and volunteers in the Boston community. He successfully argued a motion in Massachusetts Superior Court to protect a sexual assault victim from being required to provide her medical and mental health records to the defendant in the criminal case against him. Ryan has also successfully assisted multiple individuals in receiving unemployment benefits in the face of resistant former employers, and he regularly volunteers at the Boston Bar Association’s CORI Clinic, helping low-income individuals to overcome difficulties in finding work and housing by sealing old criminal records. Ryan also volunteers for the Boston NextGen Group, which is associated with the Tina’s Wish organization. Tina’s Wish is a charity founded in 2008 in memory of the Honorable Tina Brozman, former chief justice of the SDNY Bankruptcy Court who died two years after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

While attending Boston College Law School, Ryan was a member of the Journal of Law & Social Justice, won a Boston College Mock Trial Competition and participated in the school’s civil litigation clinic and its pro bono service trip to New Orleans. He also interned for Judge Raymond Brassard in the Massachusetts Superior Court and Judge Denise Casper in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Representative Client Work

Litigation Representative Matters:
  • Represents family of African American child in action in United States District Court for the District of New Jersey against Catholic School, Parish, and Diocese for deliberate indifference to severe racial harassment against child by peers
  • Represents, pro bono, public charter school in Massachusetts Superior Court defending its previously obtained zoning variances for a proposed expansion now opposed on appeal by school’s neighbors
  • Represents victim of domestic violence in intentional torts case against abuser, a former high-profile college football coach, in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Represents sports commentator in tortious interference case against the PGA Tour in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Represents one of the largest custodian banks in the world appealing the assessment of millions of dollars of sales and use tax on purchased software before the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board
  • Represents individuals appealing capital gains assessments on sales of M.G.L. c. 121A properties before the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board
  • Represented private investment company and won summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York to recover approximately $2 million owed under a breached loan agreement
Bankruptcy Representative Matters:
  • Represents agents of EY Bermuda as the Foreign Representative in the Chapter 15 case of George’s Bay Limited in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Represents CQS (US) LLC in the Chapter 11 cases of Windstream Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Represents 21st Century Oncology Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries as post effective date bankruptcy counsel in their Chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and related litigation in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Represents New York private investment management fund in out of court workout
  • Represents official creditors’ committee of Garden of Eden Enterprises in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Represented official creditors’ committee of Yosi Samra, Inc. in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Boston College Law School
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Muhlenberg College

Community Engagement

  • Volunteer, Tina's Wish Boston NextGen Group
  • Boston Bar Association

Seminars & Presentations

Practices

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