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Ryan J. Udell Partner

Chair, Corporate and Securities Group
Philadelphia, PA | Direct 215.864.7152Fax 215.789.7653
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Ryan Udell concentrates his practice on equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property counseling and transactions, and general corporate issues, with special emphasis on technology focused industries, such as software, healthcare IT, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical technology, and those that support such industries.

Employing scalability, Ryan offers creative and efficient solutions – be they simple or complex – tailored to suit his clients’ particular needs. Whether it’s an emerging growth firm or a multinational company, or an angel, venture or private equity investor, Ryan’s clients appreciate his willingness to leverage his extensive business and professional network in helping them achieve their business and financial goals, from formation to capital raising to procurement and operations to cross-border transactions.

Prior to joining White and Williams, Ryan was a law clerk to the Honorable Vincent A. Cirillo of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Ryan is a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and serves on the new member committee. He is also an adjunct professor at Lehigh University's Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation. 

Representative Matters

  • Led the representation of Boathouse Capital in its investment in Finch, a Salt Lake City-based paid digital media automation platform for marketing professionals
  • Represented Progress Physical Therapy in a multimillion dollar membership interest purchase agreement with Ivy Rehab, a network of more than 175 outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinics in 10 states

  • Represented a life sciences revenue analytics software company in its merger with a life sciences commercial data and analytics company, creating an updated "best-in-class" data and analytics solutions company
  • Represented a Philadelphia-based private equity firm in its investment in a leading information and advisory services firm
  • Represented an industry-leading provider of pharmacy benefit management services in its sale to a technology, connectivity and information solutions provider
  • Represented provider of business and technology solutions in its sale to a strategic buyer
  • Represented manufacturing company in its sale to a privately-held, diversified manufacturing company
  • Represented national healthcare platform in round of equity funding
  • Represented premier provider of business and technology solutions in acquisition of engineering firm
  • Represented a multinational automotive supplier in the sale of its business to a Hong Kong based private equity firm
  • Represented a multinational firm in the sale of its automotive leather wrapping business to Johnson Controls
  • Represented a laboratory business in the sale of its bio-analytic lab division to Laboratory Corporation of America
  • Represented a multi-national pharmaceutical manufacturing and development company in the sale of its European distribution business to a European-based pharmaceutical marketing firm
  • Represented a privately held technology company in a $30 million venture capital investment
  • Represented a venture partner in a joint venture between a large privately held distributor of consumer electronics and appliances and a fulfillment services provider
  • Represented a publicly held venture partner in several joint ventures with Canadian venture partners for work on nuclear power reactors in Canada
  • Represented a foreign manufacturer of pharmaceutical products and medical devices in the domestic license and distribution of its products to a U.S. based pharmaceutical company 
  • Assisting national dental care provider in developing and implementing trademark strategy
  • Assisting world’s largest creative competitions firm in procuring and maintaining its intellectual property portfolio
  • Represented a specialty pharmaceutical firm in obtaining a trademark license from a multi-national pharmaceutical company
  • Represented a clothing manufacturer in obtaining trademark licenses from large, publicly traded automotive manufacturers
  • Represented a privately held medical device development firm in the license of a patent-pending drug delivery instrument from a publicly traded pharmaceutical company
  • Represented specialty software developer in license of its software to a national healthcare company
  • Represented specialty software firm in license of its software to several large pharmaceutical companies 

Recognition & Involvement

In 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011, Ryan was named in a survey of his peers as a Pennsylvania "Rising Star" attorney by Law & Politics Magazine. In 2010 and 2011, Ryan was also named as one of Philadelphia’s Legal Elite, by Philadelphia SmartCEO Magazine.

Ryan sits on the Board of Directors of Federation Learning Services, a 100 year-old non-profit organization which operates early childhood education centers in the Philadelphia region. He is also a member of FELS’ Executive, Operations and Investments Committees.



Cases & Deals

Bar and Court Admissions


New Jersey


Temple University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 1996

Emory University, BA, 1993  


Association for Corporate Growth

Life Sciences Collaborative

Pennsylvania Alliance for Capital and Technologies

Pennsylvania BIO

Pharmaceutical Consulting Consortium International

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