Ryan has a multidisciplinary practice focused on providing a broad range of legal services to clients in the construction and government contract industries.
Ryan regularly advises owners and construction companies on all aspects of residential and commercial construction. On the front end, he assists owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in negotiating and drafting prime contracts, subcontracts, and other contractual documents. Ryan then advises owners, general contractors, and subcontractors during projects when disputes and claims arise. Finally, he guides his clients through negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, and litigation.
Ryan also advises government contractors through the complex and ever-changing myriad of government regulatory requirements. He has years of experience assisting clients with all aspects of bid protests, size protests, socio-economic requirements, small business issues, contract administration, qui tam claims, internal investigations, mandatory disclosures, terminations, requests for equitable adjustment, and certified claims. As disputes can often hinge on one word in a contract, Ryan is actively involved with his government contract clients in negotiating and drafting subcontracts, teaming agreements, joint venture agreements, and mentor-protégé agreements.
When negotiations and mediations fail, Ryan regularly represents his clients in litigation before federal and state courts, as well in arbitrations. Ryan has successfully represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in federal and state courts and arbitrations. Ryan has also successfully represented government contractors before the United States Court of Federal Claims, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.
Ryan’s commitment to the construction and government contract industries is exemplified by his work with trade associations to advocate for changes to existing laws and regulations and the passage of new laws and regulations. He also is actively involved in construction and government contracts through his numerous roles on boards and committees of several prominent trade associations. Finally, Ryan is regularly called upon as a thought leader to present on construction and government contracts, as evidenced by his frequent speaking and writing activities.