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Ryan David Williams

Ryan David Williams

Startup Attorney & Consultant

San Francisco
Licensed in
CA
New York University
School of Law
5.0 5
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About
I'm a lawyer, business strategist and entrepreneur (in reverse order of importance). I help entrepreneurs, startups and early-stage companies with entity formation, product design and marketing, angel and venture capital, team building, operations, go-to-market strategy and business development.

I run my practice just like you design your product - with an intense, singular focus on user experience (and you're my user!). There are many top-notch startup attorneys with similarly-impressive backgrounds. In opinion, we're differentiated not by our intellect or experience, but by our commitment to providing a well-designed experience, from
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5.0
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"We had a great experience working with Ryan as our attorney to prepare the company for a new round of investment. He is friendly, fair, very knowledgeable of the law and always work for the education of the entrepreneur so we do not make the same mistakes again. We hope to have the pleasure of working with Ryan in the future, and I am 100% convinced that a great attorney like Ryan can save a startup a lot of time and money with his advices. Thanks, Ryan!"

Credit Dream, Inc. (Seed Financing)
Posted on Jun 18, 2017
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"What can I say, Ryan is truly one of a kind! He is one of the most talented, diverse, and empathetic individuals I have come across in my career. I continue to be thoroughly impressed with not only Ryan's legal prowess, but his ability to lead the charge on all kinds of business strategy. Yes, he's worked with us on the legal side of things, but from business plans, to pitch strategy, and even certain aspects of design, there's very little Ryan cannot do. Anyone would be extremely lucky to have the opportunity work with Ryan and I look forward to continuing to do business with him."

Outpost Trading Company (Outside General Counsel)
Posted on Jun 18, 2017

Work History

Law Office of Ryan David Williams

Founder

Jun 2017 - Present

Represent high-growth startups as outside general counsel, beginning with entity formation, through venture capital financings, to (hopeful) exit.

Jun 2017 - Present

Orrick Herrington

Associate, Tech Companies Group

Aug 2014 - Jun 2015

Represented technology companies and venture capital firms in a variety of legal and business matters from incorporation through exit, including venture capital financings, IPOs and acquisitions.

Aug 2014 - Jun 2015

Morrison & Foerster

Associate, Capital Markets

Sep 2012 - Aug 2014

Represented companies seeking funding in the capital markets, including through initial public offerings. Pro-bono work included work with entrepreneurs in the social enterprise and impact investing space.

Sep 2012 - Aug 2014

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