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Ryan J. Maerz

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Ryan J. Maerz 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.


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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 (20152017)

Attorney Guardian ad Litem, Office of the Child Advocate

Volunteer Attorney, Office of Defense Services, Juvenile Expungement Clinic