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Successful Start-Ups from the Ground Up

July 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

| TIGER Talk

7775 Walton Pkwy, 3rd Floor
New Albany, OH 43054 United States

NEW LOCATION: 7775 Walton Pkwy, 3rd Floor, New Albany, OH 43054

FRI 7/19/24, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Be ready to interact with our featured speaker, Ryan Steele, and your fellow participants.

Please arrive at 11:30 am. Eat. Mingle. Make new friends.

This TIGER Talk by Attorney Ryan Steele will touch on matters that all founders and small-business owners should consider when forming and growing their businesses. If you’re starting a business or trying to grow an early stage business, this talk is a great foundation for many critical decisions you’ll soon need to make.


Ryan Steele is a Partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur. He handles corporate contractual matters to bring startup operations, mergers, acquisitions, financing, energy and natural resources deals, and other general business transactions to fruition.

Combining business operations knowledge with legal acumen, Ryan efficiently executes a variety of complex business contracts so that rapidly growing companies, business owners and early stage entrepreneurs can cost-effectively achieve growth goals. Having managed an office of over 100 employees and contractors, Ryan applies first-hand knowledge of daily business functions, including project management, employee management, and independent contracting, in providing practical counsel to fast-growing entities so they can overcome challenges and achieve their business goals.

Ryan assists early stage entrepreneurs by completing the documentation innovators need to establish their business profile, grow and expand, and ultimately exit on their own terms. More generally, Ryan drafts and negotiates a myriad of contracts to help close multi-layered transactions, including architect/contractor agreements, business and commercial agreements, retail leases and general real estate agreements, and purchase/sale agreements. He represents clients across multiple industries, including energy and natural resources, commercial real estate, financial services, computer software, telecommunications, food and beverage, manufacturing, and health care.

Ryan leverages his deep energy sector experience to consult natural resource clients with exploration and production, pipeline, and downstream/power plant matters, as well as with title and litigation, including the drafting of amicus and merit briefs submitted before the Ohio Supreme Court. He also represents owners, construction contractors, architects and engineers in drafting a variety of agreements, including AIA and other industry form contracts.


Like all TIGER Events, this one is FREE.


11:30 am – Lunch / Socializing

11:50 am – Introduce yourself to our crowd (your “15 Seconds of Fame”)

12:05 pm – Hand-off to Ryan

1:00 pm – Wrap / More Socializing

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July 19
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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7775 Walton Pkwy, 3rd Floor
New Albany, OH 43054 United States
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