Ryan M. Tharp



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

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  • Colorado
  • Wyoming

Ryan M. Tharp

Ryan M. Tharp focuses on business and corporate law, intellectual property, local government matters, and regulated industries.

Ryan regularly advises companies on complex contractual issues, business transactions, trademarks and copyrights, and mergers and acquisitions. He helps companies protect their interests and achieve their business goals. Much of his corporate work focuses on companies having extensive intellectual property assets, but he also regularly works with a variety of other businesses, including a number of craft brewers in Colorado. He also specializes in advertising and marketing law and helps companies structure sweepstakes and promotions.

Prior to joining Fairfield and Woods, P.C., Ryan was a legal intern at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., serving in Chairman Genachowski’s office and in the Office of the Bureau Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. During law school, Ryan was a student attorney in the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at the University of Colorado. In addition, Ryan was a research assistant for the Silicon Flatirons Center and to Dean Phil Weiser, including working on the second edition of Digital Crossroads, a book on telecommunications law and policy. Ryan also served as an associate editor of the Colorado Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Review. Ryan worked as a law clerk at the firm for one and a half year while in law school.

Prior to going to law school, Ryan taught English to college students in Hanoi, Vietnam.