Bryan M. Ridder Co., LPA

20 Federal Plaza West · Suite M6 · Youngstown, OH 44503
Phone: 330-746-0171 · Fax: 330-259-9057 · E-mail:

Practice Areas

Our practice areas are focused on meeting the ongoing business and commercial needs of our clients—successful businesses, business owners and individuals. No legal issue exists in a vacuum so we work closely with our clients and their other professional advisors to create solutions that achieve their personal or financial goals.


  • Commercial
  • Contract Disputes
  • Construction Defects
  • Labor/Employment
  • Non Compete Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Administrative and Regulatory Law Proceedings
  • Intellectual Property
    • Patent Infringement
    • Disputes regarding Copyrights, Tradenames and Trademarks

Business Planning/Corporate Law

  • Choice of Entity
  • Business Transaction Planning and Execution
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Business Continuity and Exit Planning
  • Non-Qualified Employee Benefit Plans (including Non-qualified Deferred Compensation Plans)
    • Performance-Based Compensation Arrangements
    • Stock Option Agreements
    • Stock Repurchase Agreements
    • Consulting Agreements and Strategy
  • Buy and Sell Agreements


  • Employee and Consulting
  • Covenants Not to Compete
  • Real Estate Purchase and Lease
  • Equipment Leases
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Promissory Notes and Security Agreements
  • Purchase or Sale Agreements
  • Independent Contractors’ Agreements
  • Consulting Agreements
  • Buy and Sell Agreements
  • Stockholder Separation Agreements
  • Agency Agreements

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Sales to Third Parties
  • Transaction Documents
  • Consolidations
  • Employee Buy-outs
  • Co-owner Transfers/Sales
  • Sales/Transfers to Family Members
  • Letters of Intent
  • Mergers

Tax Planning

  • Tax Dispute Resolution
  • National and International Tax Planning
  • Transfer Pricing
  • IRS Representation
  • Merger and Acquisition Tax Planning
  • Employment Related Taxation

Franchise and Licensing Agreements

  • Disclosure Document Preparation and Review
  • Master Franchise Agreements
  • Franchise Disputes and Litigation
  • Antitrust and Price Discrimination Issues

Real Estate

  • Purchases and Sales
  • Landlord/Tenant Issues
  • Financing & Mortgage Issues
  • Lease Review and Negotiations
  • Real Estate Development
  • Construction Disputes
  • Foreclosure
  • Land Use Planning
  • Real Estate Title
  • Condominium and HOA Development and Operation


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