Ryan is Of Counsel in our New York office.

Ryan R. Purcell
Of Counsel
New York
P+1 212 430 4226

Ryan's practice focuses on emerging companies, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, private financings and general corporate and securities representations.

Ryan provides general corporate and securities advice to private and public companies, particularly those in the social media, e-commerce, software, gaming, SaaS, entertainment, security, energy and other high-technology industries. Ryan represents start-ups and venture backed companies with their formations, equity and debt financings and general corporate matters, as well as counseling management and boards of directors on fund-raising, employment, commercialization, fiduciary duty and other matters. He also regularly represents venture capital and private equity investors in private financings in a broad range of industries.

In addition to his general corporate practice, Ryan spends a significant portion of his time working with later-stage venture capital and private equity funds, executing complex, domestic and international investment, buyout, acquisition and tender offer transactions. His international experience includes transactions in Russia, Turkey, Nigeria, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Israel, the U.A.E. and the U.K.

Ryan also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions. Ryan has represented both buyers and sellers in public and private transactions, in a broad range of technology segments.


  • Duke University School of Law, J.D.
  • Duke University, M.A., Economics
  • William & Mary, B.A., Economics, Government