Ryan O’Connor

Corporate and Commercial Lawyer



Ryan joined Patterson Law as a student in the summers of 2018 and 2019 and returned in 2020 as an articled clerk. Upon being called to the Bar in June of 2021, Ryan joined our Corporate/Commercial practice group.

Prior to his legal career, Ryan underwrote commercial loans and managed commercial banking clients as a Commercial Account Manager with a national financial institution. This experience in commercial financing and risk management is a great asset when advising clients on commercial transactions.

  • Incorporation and structuring of businesses
  • Purchase and sale of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, asset and share transactions
  • Shareholders’ Agreements
  • Commercial leasing
  • Purchase and sale of real estate
  • Secured lending, domestic and international borrowing and lending, syndicated loans
  • University Scholar, Acadia 2015
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Cole Harbour Minor Hockey Coach (2019 – Present)
  • Dalhousie Pro Bono Tenants Rights Program (2017-2019)
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2021
  • J.D. (Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, 2020)
  • B.A., Finance (Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, 2015)