Bar & Court Admissions
- State Bar of New York
New York State Bar Association
New York County Lawyers’ Association
New York City Bar Association
New York Law School, J.D.
George Washington University, B.A.
Ryan Last provides strategic advice to senior management at financial institutions. A savvy Corporate and Securities attorney, he helps clients understand the bank and financial regulatory landscape in order to accomplish their business goals and avoid any unforeseen repercussions. Mr. Last has counseled registered investment advisors and broker-dealers in regards to their regulatory matters, including interacting with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission and numerous self-regulatory organizations with respect to registration, compliance, and enforcement issues.
Mr. Last works closely with clients to draft and refine internal regulatory policies and procedures. With a thorough understanding of current and developing regulatory trends, he has provided litigation support to a wide variety of market participants involving various statutory and regulatory violations in relation to corporate securities, structured products, and foreign exchanges.
Mr. Last has advised hedge funds, broker-dealers, and start-ups on a wide range of corporate transactions involving acquisitions, formation and continued operations affecting their business. He also has experience representing financial institutions in all aspects of commercial real estate financing, including: construction loans, revolving lines of credit, and commercial mortgage loan origination.
Prior to embarking on his career as an attorney, Mr. Last gained considerable experience in the field of political consulting, public policy, and government affairs, providing strategic communication and counsel to foreign and domestic corporations, and gubernatorial, congressional and presidential candidates.
Mr. Last is currently on assignment with a leading financial services group and global investment bank
At New York Law School, Mr. Last was a member of the Center for Real Estate Studies and Center for Business and Financial Law, where he researched and analyzed the current trend of funding start-up companies, the evolution of the commercial loan market, and the future of domestic and global high frequency trading regulations.
- Business Formation: Drafted private placement agreements, operating agreements, subscription agreements, and LLC agreements for various hedge fund clients.
- Compliance Filings: Drafted the Swap Dealer Uncleared Margin Compliance Manual for a broker-dealer client as required by the CFTC. Assisted an investment adviser client with drafting its compliance and procedures manual and code of ethics policy, as well as SEC and State regulatory filings, including Form 13G, 13H, Form PF, and Form ADV.
- Real Estate Transaction: Assisted various real estate developers and lenders in separate transactions involving multi-million dollar real estate acquisitions and financing of a property, as well as the restructuring of debt on several properties.
- Start-Up Companies: Drafted and negotiated various vendor agreements to outsource the development and maintenance of a publicly available website for a media company. Drafted employment agreements, nondisclosure agreements, non-compete agreements and restricted stock agreements for various start-up companies in the technology and finance sector.