San Antonio Corporate Attorney
Ryan Reiffert is an experienced Business Lawyer and Corporate Attorney based in San Antonio, Texas. He has the expertise you need to navigate the complex world of business law and corporate transactions. If your business is looking to expand, you need a top-notch corporate lawyer on your side. Ryan can help you – whether you are a small business, growing business, or large business – with these critical issues.
I am always eager to help growing businesses in San Antonio and throughout South Texas and West Texas with their complex and high-stakes legal needs, including:
- Forming a new business
- Acquiring operating assets or investment assets
- Structuring investments and raising funds
- Restructuring your business
- Acquiring another business
- Selling (part or all of) your business
- Negotiating, and entering into, key business transactions
A 2004 McKinsey study showed that a significant proportion of M&A deals fail to achieve projected synergies, and further noted that “most of the shareholder value created is likely to go not to the buyer but to the seller. Indeed, on average, the buyer pays the seller all of the value generated by a merger.” If you’re the seller, that’s fantastic news; if you’re the buyer, not so much. As a business lawyer, my role in the transaction is to keep you on the right side of these sometimes-harsh truths.
Dealmaking is exciting! It’s fun! I get it, I’ve been there. But the best corporate attorneys have an unflinching focus not only on closing and getting the deal done, but also on the “why” of the deal, based on a deep understanding of your business. This is my goal – understand why the deal makes sense to your business and your industry, and then get it done.
“Sweat Equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it.”
– Mark Cuban
Or perhaps your business is growing at breakneck pace and you need help with unfamiliar agreements – contracts you haven’t seen before; vendors you haven’t dealt with before; financial commitments with intimidatingly-large numbers; bureaucracy that has become unwieldy; or any of the other growing pains that small businesses experience as they grow into not-so-small businesses. I’ve seen them before, and I can help.
Perhaps you have a big investor lined up (or you are about to pitch a big investor) and need some insight into what to ask for, how to ask for it, how it will change your business, and how to protect yourself. You need a corporate attorney who has been on both sides of that conversation to steer the discussion; I’ve been there and I can help.
Or, perhaps it is time for you to “cash out” – you had your idea and you’ve put in the years of blood, sweat, and tears to make it a reality. Now you’re retiring or you’ve simply decided that that offer you were handed is too good to pass up. How can you make sure that the two hundred-page document you’re about to sign won’t allow the other party to take advantage of you? (it happens, and it happens frequently). In my years of practice as a corporate attorney, I’ve seen many such agreements, in a dozen-plus different industries. I can guide you through the potentially unfamiliar process.