Ryan J. Maerz is an associate in the firm's Business Group. He focuses his practice on a variety of transactional matters relating to Delaware alternative entities, including general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and statutory trusts. Ryan primarily renders advice and opinions in connection with investment fund transactions, structured finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, cross border transactions, and transactions involving alternative entities with respect to formation, operation, governance, dissolution, and enforceability matters. He also represents lending institutions, private equity firms, investors, developers, and property owners in a variety of commercial real estate acquisition, development and financing transactions, including asset-based financing, mortgage financing, and other credit related transactions.
Ryan J. Maerz, Recent Development, Connecticut Forces Litigious Patients to Play Nice with Doctors, Mandates Mediation for All Medical Malpractice Claims, 3 Penn. St. Y’book on Arb. & Med. 250 (2011).
Scott C. Denlinger, Emma Kline & Ryan J. Maerz, Model Language for U.S. Arbitration Agreements and Legislation Proposals in Thomas E. Carbonneau, Arbitration Law and Practice 899 (6th ed., West 2012).
Events & Speaking Engagements
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 2013; Managing Editor, Penn State Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation law journal; Justice of the William Penn Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity; Two-time recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award® for academic achievement
Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business, M.B.A., Beta Gamma Sigma, 2013
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin School of Business, B.B.A, 2006
Bar & Court Admissions
- Delaware, 2013
- District of Columbia, 2018
Professional Activities and Honors
Fellow, American Bar Association, Business Law Section (2014-2016)
Chair, Delaware State Bar Association, LGBT Section (2015-2017)
Attorney Guardian ad Litem, Office of the Child Advocate
Volunteer Attorney, Office of Defense Services, Juvenile Expungement Clinic