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Ryan Wertman, Esq.

Ryan Wertman, Esq.

Business Lawyer and Part-Time General Counsel

Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
Licensed in
PA
William & Mary Law
School
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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About
Ryan Wertman, Esq. combines dynamic business intelligence with a highly nuanced understanding of business law, focusing on mid-market companies and startups/emerging businesses. He engages personally with clients as they meet their daily business challenges, providing transactional expertise and navigating complex business needs to guide clients through their life-cycle. Ryan previously served as General Counsel of CSS Inc., a leading provider of pre-employment screening solutions and had previously founded Wertman Law, a boutique focused on representing start-up and mid-market companies. Ryan began his legal career at Blank Rome LLP, an… read more internationally recognized law firm.
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5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Ryan is understanding, competent, and patient. He takes the time to see what the best solution should be in your business' legal requirements. He's definitely a go-to kind of attorney, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for assistance in their business contracts."

Contract Drafting
Posted on Jul 10, 2017
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
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"My startup team has been working closely with Ryan for almost six months. He has been an incredible asset to our team as we build our business, providing us with wise counsel and helping us think through critical issues surrounding company structure, fundraising, and partnerships. Ryan is both incredibly responsive to our requests and proactive in helping us anticipate what's coming next. I cannot recommend Ryan highly enough!"

Investment Capital + General Counsel
Posted on Jul 10, 2017

Work History

Skipta

General Counsel

Jun 2013 - Present

Skipta, Ltd. specializes in the very successful development of “Specialty Specific” Healthcare Professional Social Networking Platforms to connect registered and verified medical professionals in a highly secure and dynamically robust environment, across all mobile devices 24/7.

Skipta’s “Specialty Specific” networks now have over 150,000 combined healthcare professional members in less than 24 months. Some of Skipta’s current networks include Pharmacist Society, Generation NP (Nurse Practitioners), The Medical Directors Forum, Skipta Diabetes Network, Dentist One World, Doctor Unite (Primary Care) and Urology Nation. Three of Skipta’s networks are now the LARGEST networks in the U.S., Skipta has been recognized as a Top Vendor in Excellence, and is proud of our 100% client retention rate with over a dozen Fortune 100 companies

Jun 2013 - Present

Duke and Winston

General Counsel

May 2012 - Present

Duke & Winston is a casual men's clothing line launched in early 2009 (incorporated in April 2008) to cater to city living young professional guys. We aim to be an independent alternative to Jcrew, Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers and other similar mass market brands.

The line currently consists of high-quality graphic shirts, polos, ties, hoodies and a dog accessories line. We have gained a very large national following and have grown at a rate of 300% each year since launching. We opened our flagship store in 2012 and are in the process of opening 80 - 100 wholesale accounts by early 2014.

May 2012 - Present

GenCounsel, LLC

Strategic Counsel for Mid-Market and Startup Companies

May 2011 - Present

Wertman Law has joined GenCounsel,LLC. GenCounsel combines the positive attributes of a traditional law firm and in-house general counsel. GenCounsel enables organizations to reap the benefits of a seasoned strong in-house counsel earlier in their life cycles and on favorable economic terms.

Ryan combines his aptitude for pragmatic “outside-the-box” legal solutions with his experience working within traditional business frameworks, including in the M&A department of AmLaw Top 100 law firm and consulting for a Fortune 1000 company, to give his clients the best of both worlds. On one hand, he has the experience to navigate complex business environments; on the other, he has the entrepreneurial acumen to guide his clients through uncharted waters at critical times in their life-cycle. It is Ryan’s uncommon experience and highly specialized approach that set him apart from his legal peers.
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May 2011 - Present

Blank Rome

M&A/Private Equity Attorney

Sep 2007 - Jul 2010

 Focused practice on corporate transactions and contractual matters.
 Gained extensive experience drafting and negotiating experience via a broad spectrum of contracts/transactions and served as primary negotiator on smaller transactions.
 Counseled private and public companies from a diligence standpoint on larger transactions and various contractual matters.
 Assisted with securities (filings and pre-offering diligence) and regulatory matters (mainly antitrust and energy related matters).

Sep 2007 - Jul 2010

William & Mary School of Law

Graduate Research Fellow

Sep 2005 - May 2007

Worked with Professor Donald Tortorice. Areas of research included contract law, corporate law, medical malpractice and university health policies.

Sep 2005 - May 2007

Delaware Department of Justice

Law Clerk

May 2005 - Aug 2005

May 2005 - Aug 2005

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