Ryan M. Tharp

Associate

rtharp@fwlaw.com

(303) 894-4412

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Education

  • University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 2013
  • University of Colorado, B.A., Dean's List, 2007

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Wyoming

Ryan M. Tharp

Ryan M. Tharp helps entrepreneurs achieve their goals. His practice focuses on corporate transactions and telecommunications law.

In his corporate transactional practice, Ryan represents start-up and growth-stage technology companies and other types of businesses. Ryan has worked extensively in entity formation (LLCs, S corporations, C corporations, and public benefit corporations), commercial contracts and technology transactions, securities and financings (convertible debt, series seed and series A financings, preferred stock investments, etc.), and mergers and acquisitions. He also advises clients on intellectual property matters (generally related to copyrights and trademarks), unfair and deceptive trade practices, advertising, and promotions/sweepstakes. Ryan has represented clients in software, artificial intelligence/machine learning, blockchain, brewing, retail, medical software, consumer goods, and business services, in addition to many other industries. He also represents business owners in disputes with other owners.

In his telecommunications practice, Ryan represents clients in regulatory matters before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and in other communications-related matters. Specifically, he represents several local 911 authorities that fund and manage 911 service, including applications to the PUC to increase the emergency telephone charge. Ryan has represented wireless companies, CLECs, and other clients in communications-related matters. While in law school, he interned at the FCC.