Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993, with distinction; Phi Beta Kappa
  • J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996; Order of the Barristers; Holderness Moot Court, Negotiations Team
  • North Carolina, 1996
  • Corporate
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Ryan M. Smith

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Co-head of the firm's Investment Team, Ryan Smith practices in the area of finance, mezzanine finance, private equity and corporate law. He primarily represents financial institutions, institutional investors, hedge funds, business development companies, private equity groups, and sponsors in their investment and finance transactions. He also represents companies in their financing activities.

Ryan serves as a Hiring Member in connection with the Moore & Van Allen recruiting program and is the chair of Moore & Van Allen's Attorney Development Committee.

Of Note

  • Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, 2014-2021
  • IFLR1000, 2019

Active in community organizations and youth sports organizations, Ryan currently serves or has recently served in the following capacities: 

  • Board Member, Association for Corporate Growth, Inc. - Carolinas Chapter
  • Board Member, Dilworth Child Development Center
  • Member, Charlotte Chamber-City Committee
  • Coach - Harris YMCA Basketball, Charlotte Junior Soccer, Myers Park Trinity Little League - Recreational and Challenge Programs

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association