Ryan is a Partner advising clients in a wide range of areas related to real estate including development, commercial leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, construction, real estate finance and Opportunity Zone investments. Ryan represents several prominent and active real estate development companies, investors, landlords, tenants and franchisees in Central Ohio. Since 2007, Ryan has served as real estate legal counsel to America’s fastest growing retail grocery company and has assisted (across multiple company divisions) with hundreds of new store acquisitions, redevelopments, leases and expansions.
Over the last 20+ years and even prior to graduating from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Ryan was involved in the residential development and construction industry as he worked for his family’s development company. Due to his own experience and background in real estate development and investment, Ryan understands the importance of providing value to his clients’ transactions while offering creative and efficient entrepreneurial counsel. Likely a result of his diverse real estate and financial background and business acumen, clients come to Ryan for both legal and practical business advice. Ryan appreciates the delicate balance needed to protect a client’s legal and business interests without over-lawyering a deal or document. Ryan takes immense pride in responding immediately to client’s needs and to turning documents quickly and pushing transactions efficiently through completion.
Prior to joining KMFY, Ryan was a Partner at a boutique leasing law firm in Columbus where over the course of twelve years, he handled hundreds of complex commercial transactions locally and all over the country. Prior to this, Ryan spent a couple years in the legal department of a national financial services company. Ryan is licensed in both Ohio and Illinois.
The Ohio State Moritz College of Law (J.D.), 2007
Miami University (Cum Laude), 2004
B.S. Business, Finance and Economics
Ohio State Bar Association, Member
Columbus Bar Association Member
International Council of Shopping Centers