Kenneth A. Ryder



J.D., New York University School of Law, 1982

B.A., University of Notre Dame (with high honors), 1979


State Bar of California (Real Property Law section)

California Bar Association (Real Property Law section)

Orange County Bar Association (Real Property Law section)

Mr. Ryder is a former member of the Board of Directors and President of Friends in Service to Humanity, Harbor Area (“FISH”), an Orange County charity that strove to prevent homelessness and provide meal assistance to low income, elderly and home-bound individuals.

Mr. Ryder is a current member of the Board of Directors of Global Grins, a locally-based international charity dedicated to raising awareness of the serious health issues connected with oral hygiene and to supplying toothbrushes to individuals around the world.


Mr. Ryder specializes in real property law with an emphasis on commercial development, leasing and institutional lending. He is also a mediator with the Dispute Resolution Services Program of Orange County’s Community Service Programs (CSP), having trained with both CSP and with the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law.

Mr. Ryder’s experience includes all aspects of acquisitions and sales, construction and permanent lending, office, commercial and industrial leasing, environmental matters, and mortgage lending restructures and workouts. He has prepared and negotiated industrial, office and retail leases used by some of the largest developers and property management firms in California, as well as construction lending, permanent lending and secured line of credit lending documentation for a number of regional commercial lenders.

Mr. Ryder’s clients include major institutions with a wide variety of real estate needs, and small developers and commercial property owners with unique issues or problems requiring specialized skills and expertise. Mr. Ryder has been a lecturer at numerous real estate seminars on commercial leasing and construction lending.

Before joining Garrett Stiepel Ryder LLP, Mr. Ryder was a partner with Pinto & Dubia, LLP in Irvine.


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