Ryan is a veteran real estate attorney with close to twenty years of experience working in real estate law, both in-house and as outside counsel. Before joining Big V, Ryan spent over six years as Counsel in the Charlotte office of McGuireWoods, a top tier law firm and one of the largest in the United States. While at McGuireWoods, Ryan handled a wide variety of real estate legal matters, including purchase and sales, mixed use development projects, portfolio transactions, lease negotiations and ground leases. Additionally, he acted as lead outside counsel for a regional grocery store chain. Prior to that, Ryan spent three years at Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein, a top regional firm in the Southeast. Ryan also worked for six years as an in-house Real Estate Attorney for Family Dollar Stores where he was responsible for supervising a team of paralegals and assistants, helping draft and negotiate leases, purchase and sale agreements and overseeing real estate litigation matters. Ryan received his BA from Washington and Lee University and his JD from Wake Forest University School of Law.