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Ryan S Luft

Business Attorney at Greensboro, NC

5.0   6 reviews

also known as General Counsel Outsourcing, Luft Law Group

  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 17 years
    New York - NY 21 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 19 years
    Massachusetts - MA 22 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2005
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2002
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    I provide outsourced legal services to companies who need in-house legal counsel, but do not want to hire an additional full-time lawyer. I also work with smaller business owners to make sure they are operating under the appropriate business structure, and then help them with ongoing legal needs as their businesses grow.

    23 years

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    I work with business owners to make sure they are operating under the appropriate business structure, and then help them with ongoing legal needs as their businesses grow.

    23 years

  3. Litigation
    I work with my business clients to find effective resolutions to disputes, often before we find ourselves in court.

    23 years

  4. Trademark application
    I provide trademark and branding legal advice to business clients.

    18 years

I provide business legal services to companies of all sizes that have the need for regular, on-going legal advice but who do not want to devote full-time resources to a legal department or add more attorneys to their preexisting legal team. 

I have the flexibility to provide quality legal services to business clients on their terms - with flexible fee arrangements, flexible hours, and with little overhead. My goal is to serve as a seamless extension of a company's existing Legal or Management team -- or as a trusted legal adviser to smaller businesses -- while keeping legal budgets under control.

I have represented clients in a variety of litigation matters in state and federal courts, focusing on insurance coverage litigation. For eight years, I served as in-house counsel to a global company withmore than 800 employees worldwide. My work touched on nearly every aspect of corporate business, including negotiation of contracts, advising corporate management regarding the impact of legal considerations on corporate business decisions, and providing advice on the company’s growing trademark, copyright, and patent portfolio. I also served as the company's insurance administrator, responsible for providing advice to company executives on risk management and insurance coverage matters for the company's international operations, procuring new insurance coverage, negotiatingand filing of claims, and maintaining insurance records. I oversaw most of the company's litigation matters, responsible for litigation strategy, drafting pleadings and discovery requests, and coordinating with outside counsel.

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Luft Tumlin PLLC
806 Green Valley Road
Suite 200
Greensboro, NC, 27408

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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Mark | January 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent to Work With
Ryan is a great attorney to work with. I have worked with him on a couple matters. He delivers great results under the circumstances. He has a wide range of experience and skill to pull from when working on cases. More importantly, he is down to earth and personable and is a straight shooter. I thoroughly recommend Ryan.
Posted by Chris | May 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful and Fair Attorney
Ryan is a very dedicated attorney who is timely, helpful and fair. We have been using Ryan for the past year to do contract reviews as well as collections. We utilize Ryan for his services almost weekly and he is always very quick to respond and to complete the task at hand. He gives sound advice and we appreciate the attention that he gives to our situations and concerns. We are VERY pleased with his performance and the manner in which he bills, we believe he is always VERY fair with the time that he charges for.
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Posted by David | January 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent hard working contract lawyer.
Ryan has worked diligently to pursue our contract legal work we've needed to get done. He is a very hard worker who I highly recommend contacting if you need any contract work for your business.
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Help!!!
Mr. Luft was hired to review business contracts for us and has helped to reduce our liability as an organization with such. He is very thorough and detailed in his reviews of our contracts. Mr. Luft is prompt with getting my contracts and the revisions back to me. It is an privilege to recommend him as an attorney.
Posted by Dan | January 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Provided excellent legal assistance when purchasing a business
After interviewing several attorneys, I retained Ryan as my legal representative to assist me when purchasing a business. Ryan is very knowledgeable, asked good questions, quickly assessed my situation, and provided the expert legal advice needed at a very fair and reasonable fee. Purchasing the assets of a business is a complex transaction. One of Ryan's many positive attributes was his ability to help me understand each step of the process from a legal perspective, and make sure my interests were protected. I now consider Ryan General Counsel for my accounting, tax and business consulting business. He will be my first contact for any legal needs, and I'm confident his services going forward will continue to exceed my expectations.
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Luft is a dilligent, honest, and dedicated lawyer
Mr. Luft is not only a good lawyer, but a good person. He is dedicated, diligent and never takes short cuts. He does what he does because he believes in the legal system, and wants to help his clients get good results. He does not waste your time or money on unnecessary work. He focuses on the issues that are relevant and works hard to make sure he gets the right answers.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct instructor, Advanced Business Law
  • University of North Carolina - Greensboro, Department of Accounting and Finance, Bryan School of Business and Economics
  • 2017 - Present
  • Principal / Attorney
  • General Counsel Outsourcing / Ryan S. Luft, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Legal Counsel
  • Market America, Inc.
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Tuggle Duggins & Meschan
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Dickstein Shapiro, LLP
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Legal intern
  • United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Computers and Finance Section
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Senior Paralegal/Information Systems Consultant
  • Dike, Bronstein, Roberts & Cushman, LLP
  • 1997 - 1999
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  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996
  • St. Catherine's College, Oxford
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Purchase of a business
  • Successful representation of buyer of a professional office
  • Sale of a business
  • Successful representation of seller of a healthcare business
  • Insurance coverage dispute
  • Successfully represented policyholder in recovery of insurance proceeds.
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  • Carolinas-Virginia Business Brokers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Hamilton Lakes & Parks, Inc.
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Greensboro
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Guilford Merchants Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Greensboro Bar Association, Fundraiser for Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Committee Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • B'nai Shalom Day School
  • Member, Board of Trustees
  • 2011 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 2016 Readers' Choice Award - Best Law Firm (Ryan S. Luft, PLLC)
  • Go Triad
  • 2016
  • 2016 Readers' Choice Award - Best Attorney
  • Go Triad
  • 2016
  • Concentration in Intellectual Property Law with honors
  • Boston University School of Law
  • 2001
  • Technical Editor, Journal of Science & Technology Law
  • Boston University School of Law
  • 2000
  • Director, J. Newton Esdaile Appellate Moot Court Program
  • Boston University School of Law
  • 2000
  • Teaching Assistant, First Year Writing Program
  • Boston University School of Law
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Summit Rotary - Meeting
  • Bitcoin, Blockchain, & Digital Currencies: What's the law?
  • 2018
  • HQ Greensboro Lunch-n-Learn
  • Bitcoin, Blockchain, & Digital Currencies: What's the law?
  • 2018
  • Legal Issues for Startups
  • Legal Considerations for Startups
  • 2017
  • Legal and Financial Lunch and Learn for Startups and Small Businesses
  • Legal considerations for startups -- entity selection, potential liabilities, risk mitigation
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (18)
Endorse Ryan
Business Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Ryan Luft as an especially competent and effective business lawyer. After representing opposing clients in a business dispute, I have consulted with Ryan on several legal and business matters. Ryan is willing to take the time to learn the facts, study the law and come up with creative solutions for his clients' legal issues."
Business Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Ryan for a while and we have worked together on a few different matters. I think he is a knowledgeable and valuable asset for business deals. And he is on my short list to call when my commercial projects go beyond what I want to handle alone."
Business Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Ryan for a while now and have always found him to be prompt, professional, and effective in his legal practice. It is my pleasure to endorse Ryan to all potential clients as his efficiency, responsiveness, and client management in the pursuit of desirable outcomes on behalf of his clients are second to none."
Business Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is dedicated to providing legal services to clients in the most efficient and effective manner. He is constantly working to improve his legal skills and benefit his clients."
Business Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is an excellent attorney who stands out with his intellect and practical approach to helping clients. Ryan is pleasant and fantastic to work with. His in-house counsel experience shines through. It all comes to benefit his manufacturing and furniture industry clients, as well as other growth-oriented businesses."
Business Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Through a legal career exceeding 20 years, I have met and worked with many hundreds of attorneys. Ryan stands out in that field of lawyers as incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable as to varying aspects of the laws governing business transactions, while balancing evaluation and advice with an eye toward corporate operations priorities. He is at all times dedicated to meeting the needs of his clients, presenting information and legal guidance professionally and with astute business savvy. I have observed Ryan to successfully address business issues ranging from corporate formation, contract and vendor issues, employment, intellectual property, insurance coverages and claims, and corporate transaction investigations and evidentiary matters from the litigation perspective. I highly recommend Ryan Luft."
Business Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I introduced and connected Ryan to a good client who needed representation in an asset sale. Ryan did a fabulous job, and his bill was beyond reasonable."
Business Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ryan practices in the same community and has a stellar reputation. He is honest and hardworking."
Insurance Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ryan is smart, hard-working, and efficient. He is someone you want on your team."
Business Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ryan has an excellent reputation in the community and is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of business law, corporate law, employment law and human resource development. I also appreciate the work he has done in the legal community setting up an online network for local attorneys to touch base and share ideas."
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Employment and labor
Estate planning
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Greensboro Business Lawyer Ryan S Luft
Ryan S Luft
Business Attorney
Greensboro, NC
Licensed for 22 years