Ryan Norman

Ryan Norman

Of Counsel

(916) 562-2724
(415) 237-0846

Ryan’s practice focuses on a mix of start-ups and technology businesses as well as the transactional and corporate needs of more established companies.

Ryan's clients range from the established political, energy, restaurant, construction, and technology sectors to emerging industries like cannabis and alcohol manufacturers. Covering all elements of transactions and corporate needs, Ryan focuses on delivering strong, efficient results for his clients, no matter what they are facing. 

In addition to his general corporate and transactional practice, Ryan helps startups organize and finance business entities and establish the right structures and agreements to ensure their success and ease of operation. He also negotiates and develops contracts ranging from executive employment arrangements to complex software licenses to fundraising agreements, as well as full-scope securities contracts for all financing purposes. He is excited to help emerging groups with fresh ideas navigate the legal landscape and bring their products and services to market.

Ryan is a member of the Executive Committee of the Schwarz-Levi Inn of Court, the Business Law Section of the California State Bar, and the American Bar Association.

Ryan attended law school at UC Davis, King Hall School of Law where he was a member of the moot court board, the negotiations team honors board, and the King Hall Intellectual Property Law Association. Ryan coached and competed in moot court competitions, including the Sutherland IP Competition and ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, and both transactional and adversarial negotiation competitions, including the Drexel Transactional Law Meet. He remains involved with both programs where he served as an adviser and coach to the ABA NAAC team and judges both moot court and negotiations competitions. Additionally, Ryan is an adjunct professor at King Hall where he teaches practical skills courses focused on complex transactions, entity structure planning, and business counseling. 


J.D.; UC Davis, King Hall School of Law

B.A., International Relations; CSU, Sacramento

California State Courts
Schwartz-Levi Inn of Court, Executive Committee
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Cooperating Attorney
Business Law Section, California State Bar
American Bar Association