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Ryen Rasmus, Esq.

Ryen Rasmus
5 Star Reviews

"We have worked with Ryen for over 6 months and he has helped us with contract reviews. He is very thorough and responsive to our questions and gives us invaluable advice. It's been a pleasure working with him."

Alfred S.


"Had the opportunity to work with Ryen Rasmus on a contracting issue. What a brilliant, kind, compassionate attorney! He was great. Very responsive and was able to untangle an issue that felt overwhelming and impossible to decipher. Most of all, I was thankful to have finally found a lawyer who was listening to me and felt like they were on my side to get me through a difficult time. His prices were fair and through our work together, I was able to come to a solution for the issue that has allowed me to move on. Would highly recommend Ryen and his awesome work!"

C. Grace W.


"I worked with Katie and Ryen too for my LLC, could not have been a more professional and easy process. They are all very responsive and helpful, and they got it done quickly so I can move on to the next steps!"

Micah S.


"I chose to work with Ryen at the Lipp law firm because of his responsiveness and willingness to work my issue as needed instead of treating it as a full blown litigation. From the first e-mail through the last interaction, Ryen put me at ease over the entire situation. He validated my concerns and provided candid but respectful inputs to improve the legal documents we were working on. I wholeheartedly support the Lipp law firm and Ryen for their outstanding support during a very trying time for me and my family."

Phil


"The firm impressed me with its responsiveness and thoughtfulness to my legal issue. Attorney Ryen Rasmus was a terrific counselor in both senses of the word. Highly recommended."

Scott B.


“Ryen reached out right away with a phone call to discuss my situation, which I found so much more helpful than a simple email explanation. The rates were reasonable, and all of the follow up was faster than I expected. Really appreciate it!”

Christina B.


“I found Ryen to be very personable, gaining my trust after the first time I spoke with him. He responds quickly to your inquiries and his strategies are formulated with your best interest in mind. His preparation and attention to detail went above and beyond my expectations, especially when answering questions.”

A Satisfied Client


5 Star Reviews
Attorney Ryen Rasmus

Ryen has comprehensive experience in the fields of intellectual property, complex business transactions, technology law, and business-related litigation. Ryen specializes in the drafting of contracts and operations documents; resolution of business and intellectual property-related disputes; and counseling in the fields of corporate, employment, and software law. Ryen also serves the firm’s clients by providing mergers and acquisitions-related advice and conducting regulatory oversight reviews to ensure that clients’ businesses are compliant and protected to the maximum extent.

Ryen formerly served as law clerk to Chief Judge Karen J. Burrell and the Hon. Louis A. Sherman of the Norfolk Circuit Court. While in law school, Ryen worked at a Top 200 law firm in Washington D.C., a Hampton Roads law firm specializing in entertainment law and small business-related issues, and the office of legal counsel at a major state educational institution.

Ryen graduated magna cum laude from the William & Mary Law School in 2012, and was honored with the ABA-BNI Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law and the Lewis B. Puller, Jr., Veterans Benefits Clinic Award for Excellence upon his graduation. He graduated summa cum laude from The College of William & Mary with High Honors in English in 2009, and was admitted to the Phi Beta Kappa society during his senior year.

Ryen is admitted to practice law in Virginia and Washington, D.C. Outside of his work with the firm, Ryen is active with a number of local bar associations and intellectual property law-related organizations. Ryen also volunteers time with several non-profit organizations that seek to promote education and positive youth development.

Recognition:

  • Super Lawyers Virginia Rising Star for Business/Corporate
  • Legal Elite – Intellectual Property/Information Technology, Virginia Business Magazine
  • Top Lawyer, Arlington Magazine
  • Avvo Top Attorney
  • ABA-BNI Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property
  • Lewis B. Puller, Jr., Veterans Benefits Clinic Award for Excellence
  • President’s Award for Outstanding Service, Fairfax Bar Association
  • Top Attorneys 2022 in Arlington Magazine

Education:

Professional Experience:

  • Obtained summary judgment on all counts in favor of the client in a trade secret claim involving the law of four different states. Integrated Direct Mktg., LLC v. May, 129 F. Supp. 3d 336 (E.D. Va. 2015).
  • Assisted multiple clients in forming and launching new businesses, arranging and completing the sales of their businesses, and purchasing of new businesses.
  • Drafted complete suites of legal documentation for numerous software, SaaS, and technology systems.
  • Assisted with the reorganization and modernization of large families of businesses to ensure compliance and efficiency.
  • Successfully obtained multiple federal trademark registrations.
  • Successfully negotiated private settlement of trademark infringement claims, resulting in favorable outcomes for mark owners and defending parties.
  • Coordinated trademark, copyright, and patent license terms for rights owners and licensees in the entertainment and business contexts.
  • Conducted compliance audits for small, mid-sized, national, and multi-national businesses relating to corporate and employment law requirements.
  • Led employer-side collective bargaining negotiations and resolved organized labor issues for both employer and union parties.

DISCLAIMER: MANY FACTORS PERTAIN TO EACH CASE, AND THE OUTCOMES ABOVE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE BY LIPP LAW

Pro Bono Experience:

  • Volunteer Attorney for Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
  • Represented start-up business owners in launching national and international business ventures

Publications and Presentations:

  • Advising New Businesses for Lawyers, LawPracticeCLE, April 21, 2021
  • A Lawyer’s Toolkit for Advising New Businesses, LawLine, April 9, 2020
  • Business Law: A to Z, National Business Institute, October 23, 2019
  • Recognizing and Avoiding Common LLC Pitfalls, LawPracticeCLE, May 8, 2019
  • Everyday LLC Errors, Oversights and Missteps, National Business Institute, March 27, 2018
  • Prevent Employees from Walking Off with Trade Secrets, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2017
  • Panelist, George Mason Sports and Entertainment Law Association, 2017
  • Panelist, The Washington West Film Festival, 2015 and 2016
  • Panelist, The George Mason American Inn of Court, 2016, 2017 and 2020
  • Watching Out for the Family: Thoughts from an Auction Lawyer, The Virginia Auctioneer, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2014
  • Trademarks: What They Are and Why You Need Them
  • Keeping Your House in Order: Why Corporate Clean-Up Matters
  • What Do the Terms Mean in My Intellectual Property License, and Does it Protect Me?

Professional Memberships:

  • George Mason American Inn of Court, Executive Committee Member
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Business Law Section, Past Section Chair
  • International Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
  • Exit Planning Institute

"We have worked with Ryen for over 6 months and he has helped us with contract reviews. He is very thorough and responsive to our questions and gives us invaluable advice. It's been a pleasure working with him."

Alfred S.


"Had the opportunity to work with Ryen Rasmus on a contracting issue. What a brilliant, kind, compassionate attorney! He was great. Very responsive and was able to untangle an issue that felt overwhelming and impossible to decipher. Most of all, I was thankful to have finally found a lawyer who was listening to me and felt like they were on my side to get me through a difficult time. His prices were fair and through our work together, I was able to come to a solution for the issue that has allowed me to move on. Would highly recommend Ryen and his awesome work!"

C. Grace W.


"I worked with Katie and Ryen too for my LLC, could not have been a more professional and easy process. They are all very responsive and helpful, and they got it done quickly so I can move on to the next steps!"

Micah S.


"I chose to work with Ryen at the Lipp law firm because of his responsiveness and willingness to work my issue as needed instead of treating it as a full blown litigation. From the first e-mail through the last interaction, Ryen put me at ease over the entire situation. He validated my concerns and provided candid but respectful inputs to improve the legal documents we were working on. I wholeheartedly support the Lipp law firm and Ryen for their outstanding support during a very trying time for me and my family."

Phil


"The firm impressed me with its responsiveness and thoughtfulness to my legal issue. Attorney Ryen Rasmus was a terrific counselor in both senses of the word. Highly recommended."

Scott B.


“Ryen reached out right away with a phone call to discuss my situation, which I found so much more helpful than a simple email explanation. The rates were reasonable, and all of the follow up was faster than I expected. Really appreciate it!”

Christina B.


“I found Ryen to be very personable, gaining my trust after the first time I spoke with him. He responds quickly to your inquiries and his strategies are formulated with your best interest in mind. His preparation and attention to detail went above and beyond my expectations, especially when answering questions.”

A Satisfied Client


5 Star Reviews
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