Ryan’s practice focuses on energy law and corporate mergers and acquisitions. He counsels industry clients on matters involving acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, project development, mineral conveyancing, joint development and exploration agreements, participation agreements, operating agreements, pipeline right-of-way agreements, procurement contracts, water sharing agreements, natural gas purchase and sale agreements, oil and gas leases, regulatory matters, and other documents associated with natural gas operations, waste-to-energy projects and other energy development.
Ryan is experienced in the negotiation of master service agreements, oil and gas lease transactions and disputes, quiet title actions, land use matters, due diligence review related to real property acquisitions and transactions for the energy sector, and leases, easements, and purchase and sale agreements, and certified mineral title. Additionally, Ryan has experience representing corporate and individual clients with respect to a broad range of real estate transactions.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Ryan was an associate with a regional law firm, where he concentrated his practice on real estate and energy transactional matters. While in law school, he received the 2012 Advanced Oil and Gas Law Outstanding Student Award for his analysis of force majeure implications of New York State’s fracking ban, and served as Marketing Editor of Sustainable Development Law & Policy.
Representation of RBJ & Associates, one of the largest independent producers of water infrastructure and disposal services for energy companies in the Permian Basin whose assets included 24 saltwater disposal wells with a permitted daily disposal capacity of approximately 600,000 barrels, 150 miles of pipeline gathering systems and other supporting infrastructure, in its sale to a subsidiary of Pilot Flying J, a national owner and operating of tanker trucks, salt water gathering pipelines, and disposal facilities.