Ryan W. Owen joined Adams and Reese in 2010. He has been practicing law since 2006 and is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.
Ryan is experienced in creditor’s rights practice, including complex commercial loan workouts and collections for regional and national banks. He advises clients on the benefits and consequences of the extraordinary relief afforded by prejudgment writs of garnishment and prejudgment writs of attachment. Through his collection work he has obtained injunctions against fraudulent transfers and other extraordinary relief.
Ryan’s experience also includes construction, commercial, and real estate litigation, including matters involving contract disputes, real estate litigation, mortgage foreclosure landlord/tenant, creditor's rights/bankruptcy litigation and corporate partnership disputes.
Ryan also defends claimants under title insurance policies including easement disputes, access issues, and general corrective title work.
He handles FDUTPA claims, mortgage foreclosures, employment agreement/non-compete disputes, condominium association disputes, and easement and property line disputes.
Ryan’s representative experience includes:
Obtained an ex parte temporary injunction prohibiting judgment debtors from removing assets from the State of Florida pending domestication of a $55 million foreign judgment.
Received a temporary injunction prohibiting a judgment debtor from dissipating nearly $2 million in cash proceeds held in an overseas account pending the outcome of a post-judgment fraudulent transfer action.
Served as lead counsel multi-day bench trials, landlord/tenant trials, a Federal Telecommunications Protection Act Trial, eminent domain jury trials, and a commercial collection practices act trial.
Served as second chair at an 11-day final hearing involving construction delay, construction defects and lien foreclosure.
Ryan counsels his clients in all phases of the litigation process. His work includes claim analysis, interviewing key witnesses during depositions, discovery, preparation of motions and other court-required documentation, pre-trial preparation, trial, mediation and arbitration representation.
He is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida, as well as the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts in the Middle District of Florida.
Ryan ranks among the Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars in General Litigation, Business Litigation and Construction Litigation.
In 2014, Ryan was selected as a candidate for membership in the Leadership Sarasota County Program, made up of some of the city's top business leaders, and is part of a nationwide network of programs developed to encourage continuing stewardship and oversight of the community.
In the community, he is an active member of the Sarasota County Bar Association, formerly serving as the director of the Young Lawyers Division, where he started two networking events, “Lunch with the Judges,” where young lawyers would get the opportunity to have lunch with local Sarasota judges and judicial assistants and connect with them on a personal level outside the courtroom, and also “YLD Quick Chat,” an event that helps young attorneys network with each other and create referral systems.
Ryan earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, where he served as the Inter-school Competition Vice President of the Moot School Board and as an Articles and Comments Editor on the Business Law Review. He was a Dean's Merit Scholar and received the Dean's Certificate of Outstanding Achievement as the top student in his Real Property and Insurance Law and Policy classes.
He earned his B.A. in French, cum laude, from Washington and Lee University.