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Ryan F. Kelley

Merrill's Wharf, 254 Commercial Street Portland, Maine 04101
Firm: Pierce Atwood LLP
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Pierce Atwood LLP

Years In Practice

Phone Number (207) 791-1336

Ryan Kelley provides legal counsel to public and private companies regarding debt and equity financings, commercial transactions and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters. 

Ryan represents both lenders and borrowers in construction, acquisition, new markets tax credits, term and working capital financing transactions.  His transactional experience also includes commercial matters such as the representation of franchisors and franchisees with respect to franchise matters, of manufacturers with respect to dealer and distributorship arrangements and of buyers and sellers with respect to mergers and acquisitions.

In addition, Ryan advises clients on issues arising at all stages of distressed situations, insolvency and bankruptcy.  He regularly represents secured creditors, trade creditors, landlords, sellers and acquirers of distressed assets and entities, and other interest holders in workouts and restructurings, liquidations and collection actions.  Among other things, Ryan advises clients on the use of cash collateral, adequate protection of interests in collateral, relief from the automatic stay, claims allowance as well as the defense of fraudulent and preferential transfer actions.  He has successfully handled both bankruptcy litigation, including appeals, and transactional matters, such as distressed asset sales.  

Although Ryan’s clients represent a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail, food and beverage, and franchising, Ryan has significant experience in the energy and financial services industries. 

What legal services does this lawyer offer?
  • Recognized as an "Up and Coming" bankruptcy/restructuring attorney by Chambers  USA (2022)
  • Included in Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” for Banking and Finance Law, and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2021-present)
Boston College, J.D.
Graduated 2010
Boston College, B.A. History and Philosophy, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Graduated 2007
Dartmouth College, Tuck Business Bridge Program
Graduated 2006
Contact Details and Office Locations
254 Commercial Street
Portland, Maine 04101
Merrill's Wharf, 254 Commercial Street
Portland, Maine 04101
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