Bio Ryan Burns, Zfaty | Burns Attorneys, Newport Beach, Ca
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Attorney | Principal
660 Newport Center Drive
Suite 470
Newport Beach CA 92660
T 949.398.8080
F 949.398.8081

Ryan N. Burns is a founding partner of Zfaty | Burns. Admitted to practice in California in 2001, Ryan's practice brings him into contact with a broad scope of legal and business issues. He has extensive experience with corporate and transactional matters, including entity selection, formation and maintenance, and the drafting and negotiating of intellectual property, licensing, real estate and corporate financing agreements.

Ryan also has represented businesses and individuals in State, Federal, and international litigation. His litigation experience includes real estate, contractual and intellectual property disputes, class action products and director liability issues, and broker-dealer and securities arbitrations before FINRA.

Ryan also has extensive experience in California Appellate work. He has authored numerous briefs relating to complex appellate legal issues, and has successfully argued before the Second and Fourth Appellate Districts.

Ryan recently won a reversal of a lower court judgment after appeal before the California Second Appellate Division.

City of W. Hollywood v. Kihagi, Orange County Case No. B244072 (2014 WL 47072), Case Appealed: 2014. In an unpublished opinion involving the California Ellis Act (California Government Code section 7060 et seq.), the appellate panel found unanimously that Defendant Kihagi had not violated the Ellis Act and had complied with all terms of the property
agreement between the parties, reversing the lower court and awarded Kihagi all costs and attorneys' fees incurred on appeal.


Juris Doctor, 2001
University of California
Hastings College of Law

Bachelor of Arts, 1998
University of California, Los Angeles

Admitted to Practice:

2001 State of California
2001 U.S. District Court,
Central District of California
2001 U.S. District Court,
Southern District of California
2001 U.S. District Court,
Northern District of California

Professional Affiliations:

State Bar of California
Orange County Bar Association

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