Ryan A. Woods

Ryan A. Woods

Where's Legal?, P.C.

Santa Monica
California
Licensed in
CA
Loyola Law School
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About
Ryan is a tactical attorney with a true entrepreneurial spirit. He has over a decade of experience working as a founder of his own startups, and over 6 years working as an attorney for other startups and growing businesses. His understanding of the entire scope of a business makes him uniquely suited to serve his clients' legal and strategic needs.

Ryan strives to be a great listener, communicative, approachable, and solution oriented with his clients. His ability to be friendly and open-minded, assertive and self-assured, and easy-going and humble, make him well suited to work with a myriad of clients.

​He created Where's Legal?, P.C
… read more after noticing a lack of legal services tailored toward small business. He grew frustrated with every legal experience he had sitting on the other side of the table as a client on a startup budget. Between uncertain and out-of-hand billed hours, poor work product, and difficult communication, he knew there had to be a better way.
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"Working with Ryan was a real pleasure! He explained everything clearly, listened carefully to what we needed, and delivered promptly! I highly recommend Ryan's services."

Form LLC
Posted on Dec 6, 2022
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"Where's Legal helped me set up a creative estate plan to manage my properties. It was as simple a process as I could've hoped for and it was significantly less than other attorneys I had spoken with."

Real Estate Management
Non-UpCounsel Client
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"Securing capital requires organizing your corporate structure and ensuring everything is properly documented. We wouldn't have been able to do it so quickly and affordably without Where's Legal?"

Corporate Governance
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Where's Legal?, P.C.

Founder & Principal Attorney (Outside General Counsel)

Jun 2017 - Present

-Research, build, and execute strategic corporate structural plans for startups and growing businesses

-Establish and monitor legal & industry-specific compliance systems

-Draft, review, negotiate, advise, file, and maintain documents in the following areas:

Corporate (including 501c nonprofits)
Real Estate
Entertainment
Dispute Resolution

Jun 2017 - Present

Skal AB

Co-Founder & General Counsel

Oct 2019 - Sep 2022

-Created gig-economy business model and designed/developed suite of mobile applications

-Oversee business and legal affairs in response to Swedish government inquiries

-Drafted marketing, vendor, and EU compliance documents for web/mobile platforms

Oct 2019 - Sep 2022

Tinsel App Holdings, Inc.

CFO & General Counsel

Mar 2015 - Jul 2019

-Craft and oversee corporate structure (board of directors meetings, executives meetings, employee/contractor relations)

-Regulate capital allocations and maintain financial documents

-Prepare legal memorandums for the executive team/prospective investors as they pertain to IP issues

-Construct business prospectuses, plans, MOUs, and LOIs for capital raises

-Draft, negotiate, review contracts

Mar 2015 - Jul 2019

UOU Sports & Entertainment, LLC

Certified MLBPA Player Agent

Oct 2013 - Apr 2017

-Negotiate, draft, and review clients’ team and endorsement contracts

-Market client and manage clients’ off-the-field business affairs

-Identify and recruit prospective clients

Oct 2013 - Apr 2017

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

Business & Legal Affairs Intern

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

-Drafted domestic and international TV and film licensing contracts

-Drafted rights-assignment contracts and privacy rights and terms of use contracts

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

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