Owner / Founder
T: +27 (0) 72 861 6385
Ryan is a specialist attorney in the fields of intellectual property law, music and entertainment law and commercial law.
Ryan is a client- and service-focused practitioner, bringing his expertise and experience to provide the best practical and legal solution to your matter. Ryan goes out of his way to understand you and your business and in so doing, is better equipped to provide tailor-made results fit for your purpose.
Ryan’s interests include drums and music performance. He plays in rock and electro-rock bands. He loves all styles of music and you may even catch him, from time to time, drumming on his steering wheel to sounds of the radio or mp3s.
Ryan has extensive experience in Intellectual Property law (both prosecution and enforcement / litigation) and Commercial and Corporate law (agreement or contract drafting and litigation) gathered from working at top local and International firms including Werksmans Incorporated, Spoor & Fisher, Duane Morris LLP (Philadelphia, USA) and Ron Wheeldon Attorneys.
Ryan completed his Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Developmental Biology and Microbiology and Biotechnology at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in 2001. The next year, Ryan enrolled for his post-graduate LLB and completed it in 2004, through the same university.
Ryan completed his attorneys’ board exams in 2006 and was admitted to practice as an attorney in 2007.
Ryan has completed many certificate courses relating to his fields of speciality and areas of practice including –
- Certificates on the Consumer Protection Act, 2008
- Certificate on Advanced Contract Drafting
- Certificate on the new Companies Act, 2008
- Certificate on Wills and Testamentary Trusts
Ryan has also completed several of the Patent Examination Board (PEB) Examinations and South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) Trade Mark Practitioners’ examinations. Ryan is a member of SAIIPL.
Also, Ryan brings insights from his own musical history to his understanding of the music and entertainment industries – he spent a year studying Drums and General Performance at Israel’s prestigious Rimon College of Jazz and Contemporary music and 15 years of musical activity, both personal and semi-professional.
RM Tucker Attorneys offers a client-centric and solutions-driven approach to legal services.
We endeavour to understand our clients and their businesses, so that we can better appreciate their needs and requirements and therefore provide superior legal services. We provide sound and professional legal services in a client-friendly manner.
Our founder, Ryan Tucker, practises in areas of law that interest him and that he enjoys. A genuine enthusiasm for these areas allows for more detailed involvement and assessment of the client’s matter, which in turn leads to better results. A “creative” himself, Ryan understands the legal and business landscape from the client’s perspective, giving him keen insight into the context of the client’s matter.
RM Tucker Attorneys aims to uphold the highest level of professionalism, integrity and ethics.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY • COMMERCIAL LAW • MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT LAW • CONSUMER LAW
‘At every step of our interaction, we felt that our matter was a priority to Ryan. We were constantly reassured by the knowledgeable and fair approach Ryan employs. We would recommend RM Tucker Attorneys to any entity requiring honest and objective counsel and representation by a passionate “contractual aficionado” who understands business. We believe that our client relationships are stronger thanks to Ryan’s expertise.’ ~ Paolo Como, Managing Member of Westbury Food Concepts CC
‘Working with RM Tucker Attorneys was a great experience. Ryan’s depth of knowledge, honesty and integrity made it easy to work with him. There was a quick response time, constant feedback and after the agreement was concluded I was still sent amendments and changes. I look forward to working with them in the future.’ ~ Taryn Winer, Owner of Supplier Swop
‘Ryan Tucker is known to me as a person with high moral standards as well as has applied an ethical and practical approach to the matter he conducted on behalf of my company, Soviet Jeanswear Co (Pty) Ltd. Ryan showed initiative as well as a sense of urgency. This was a matter regarding brand protection, which matter resulted in a favorable outcome. I would unreservedly recommend his services.’ ~ Myron Zaidel, Managing Director of Soviet Jeanswear Company (Pty) Ltd