Startups & Small Business

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9 years of
high-level practice
educational background
Big Firm expertise and
In-House perspective

San Antonio Startups & Small Business Lawyer

So, you have a vision. You have an idea. You have something that’s going to revolutionize an industry. You are a founder of a startup. Your singular, intense (perhaps some would say obsessive bordering on mad scientist-esque), all-consuming, and utterly committed focus is on transporting that idea from a concept in your brain to a real thing in the real world.  You are the CEO, and you’re thinking about a million other things, including how awesome that “birth” of your idea is going to be – you may not be thinking about a business entity, regulatory compliance, what IP you need to protect, what contracts you need to have in place, how you need to handle employees, what kind of fundraising you can pursue, what kind of exit options exist, and many other issues. But it’s all good. That’s what I’m here for. Whether you’re a software developer with a killer new app, an alternative medicine practitioner looking to go solo, a financial wizard with an industry-disrupting new business model, a family business in transition, a product importer breaking into new markets, a doctor starting your own practice, a real estate developer with a juicy new deal, an oil man with better geology than your competition, or anything else… get in touch with me; I can help.

“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” – Wayne Huizenga (AutoNation, Waste Management, Blockbuster, Miami Dolphins)

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If the above quote resonates with you, if you are a “get up every morning and make it happen” person, if your idea or new business is so exciting that it keeps you up at night (in a good way), I’m here to help.

While I was trained at some of the biggest, fanciest, most prestigious law firms in the world, I’ve also been a GC of a “roll up your sleeves and get it done” startup; I’ve been in the trenches, dealing with the challenges that entrepreneurs and startups face, not only from a legal perspective, but also from a business, financial, and marketing perspective. So, yeah, I can handle the “legal stuff” involved with getting your startup launched, with a very high level of quality like you’d see from the big firms. But I also bring a heightened business understanding and can provide a more creative approach.


Reviews And Testimonials

Ryan is very helpful and knowledgeable. This guy knows his stuff. He is also very friendly & patient, which makes talking to him easy.

Archie M.

Ryan possesses a laser-like focus that allows him to key in on the pertinent facts of any situation. He has genuine concern for those around him and is community oriented. I have complete confidence in Ryan’s judgement and abilities.

Michele G.

With his passion for law along with tremendous knowledge, Ryan Reiffert makes any legal question or task a smooth and excellent experience.

Michael K.

Ryan Reiffert is a capable attorney who delivers results for his clients. I consider him a trusted consultant in business and management strategies. While Ryan’s education and experience is comprehensive, he also has access to a wide network of resources to ensure desired deliverables are achieved.

John K.

Ryan really helped my wife and I through the process of putting together a living will, he was a pleasure to work with.

Jeremy R.

Ryan, thank you so much for all the help. I was so nervous about the whole process and you made it a breeze!

Whitney S.

Being a client of Ryan Reiffert has been very refreshing. He does very well in assisting me with my unique situation as a small business owner and focusing on protecting my assets.

Steve B.

Based on my experience, and because I get a lot of the same questions from entrepreneurs regarding how the “startup lifecycle” proceeds, I decided to have a wonderful graphic designer combine some of these insights into an infographic. The below infographic should not be taken as a “be all, end all” or an ironclad rule. As it was in The Matrix, there really “is no spoon” when it comes to a lot of this stuff. But, take the below as a YMMV roadmap or a set of general guidelines to which there may be many exceptions, and you’ll be on the right track.

And of course, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! That’s what I’m here for!


If you’d like to work together, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I can’t wait to hear about your idea. Or, if this doesn’t sound like your cup of team, please feel free to read about Other Practice Areas.

Reasons to work with us

Why Choose Ryan As Your Business Attorney


Excellent Track Record

If you are a startup navigating legal waters for the first time or a small business… If you are an established business looking for a high-quality corporate lawyer… If you are an individual seeking to protect yourself…

If this is “not your first rodeo” and you don’t need hand-holding, you just need a seasoned deal-closer… If your family business is looking for guidance on how to expand or break new ground…


Fee Transparency

Legal work can be expensive, and nobody likes a surprise bill. Having been in-house General Counsel, I have been in that boat, too. I can’t cover all your legal needs for free, but I can help you think about which expenses make sense and which expenses don’t… before we start the clock.

Unlike some of the larger and older law firms, I can also help with some unique and tailored alternative fee arrangements.


Personal Attention

My philosophy is simple. I believe that when you hire an attorney, that attorney should handle your issue.

Therefore, when you hire me, I will handle your issue. When you call my office, you will talk to me (unless I am meeting with another client). When you have questions, I will be the one answering them (if I can).

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