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TOM RYDER

PRACTICE AREAS

As a Partner at the firm, Tom Ryder has extensive experience in both private law firms and a multi-national pharmaceutical/medical device company. His practice centers on corporate, compliance and commercial matters, as well as estate planning, probate, guardianship and elder care services. Mr. Ryder has been practicing law for more than 25 years. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

HONORS & AWARDS 

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2005

 

PRIOR WORK

Mr. Ryder began his legal practice in the corporate section of Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff and Miller in Fort Worth, where he handled a variety of legal matters, including representation of pharmaceutical companies and health care systems, as well as representation of individuals in estate planning and probate/guardianship matters.

Mr. Ryder next worked at Alcon Laboratories, Inc., a global health care company with annual revenues of over $10 billion, where he served as Vice President, Head of the Corporate Legal Department, managing complex business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, anti-trust, sales and marketing, HR/employment, facilities, data privacy, compliance, and government investigations. He also managed the corporate legal department's attorneys, paralegals and administrative assistants. Mr. Ryder also oversaw multimillion-dollar operational and outside counsel budgets.

EDUCATION

Oklahoma Baptist University, B.B.A., Accounting

Baylor Law School, J.D.

Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program

 

​COMMUNITY

Mr. Ryder holds membership in several professional organizations, including:

  • Corporate Counsel Section of the Tarrant County Bar, Chair

  • Tarrant County Bar Association

  • Corporate Counsel and Probate and Estate Planning Sections of the State Bar of Texas

 

​ADMISSIONS

Mr. Ryder was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1990.