Ryan Howell



Ryan has acted as outside general counsel for hundreds of startups in industries ranging from software and technology to ecommerce and healthcare. He advises startup clients on all matters from startup to exit, including formation, capital raising (including debt and equity financings), commercial transactions, and M&A.

Prior to Rubicon, Ryan worked on the founding teams of several venture backed startups and as in-house counsel at a private equity firm.

From founding to exit, Ryan provides clients with counsel that is understandable, efficient, and solutions-focused.


Ryan serves on the board of Impact Charitable, and as a volunteer mentor for the Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute. Ryan currently teaches the “Venture Deals” course at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.


Ryan received a BA in International Politics from Brigham Young University, and both a JD and MBA from the University of Denver. Ryan also studied at Peking University.


Ryan loves running, reading, and all things technology. He is also the proud father of five daughters.