About Lake Law

WE HELP ENTREPRENEURS, BUSINESS LEADERS, ENTERTAINERS, AND ATHLETES MAXIMIZE THEIR POTENTIAL

With a global network of resources at our disposal, and experience and knowledge that spans industries, markets, and continents, our team can help you achieve and exceed all of your goals. Our mission is to help you build and retain wealth, protect what’s yours, and flourish into your next level of growth.

 

Ryan Lake, Esq, LL.M, MBA

Founder, Attorney 


Ryan is a corporate, sports, and entertainment attorney who advises companies, athletes, and entertainers on a wide variety of matters, including the formation of new startup companies, commercial transactions, intellectual property rights, sports/entertainment specific transactions, among other areas. Ryan is passionate about helping athletes, business owners, and entertainers navigate complex legal issues to achieve their goals. Ryan holds degrees in law (J.D. and LL.m) and business (MBAs), allowing him to be a long-term partner to his clients.


Before founding Lake Law Group, Ryan worked at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and a prominent firm in Denver. Ryan has worked on MLB salary arbitration cases, motion picture deals, sponsorship agreements, and broadcasting rights, to name a few. Ryan also served as U.S. Counsel, and a foreign legal consultant to the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, and General Counsel to the American Collegiate Hockey Association.


Ryan is a graduate of the University of Denver, Loyola University School of Law, St. John’s University Law School, Queens University in Canada, and Cornell University. Ryan is also an adjunct professor at the University of Denver and St. John’s University School of Law, teaching sports and business law. Ryan was also named Super Lawyers Rising Star in sports and entertainment law in 2020 and 2021.


Education

  • MBA Cornell University

  • MBA Queens University

  • LL.M St. John’s University and Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE), Master of Laws (LL.M.), International and Comparative Sports Law

  • J.D. Loyola University

  • BSBA University of Denver

Past Experience

  • Campbell Killin Brittan and Ray, LLC

  • United States Olympic Committee

  • GolfTEC Enterprise, LLC

 
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Lake Law is Of-Counsel to SK&S Law Group

Lake Law is honored to join SK&S Law Group, as an of-counsel firm. The award winning team of attorneys at SK&S allows Lake Law to provide more expertise and a higher level of services to our clients.

 
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SK&S Team

 
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Sara Sharp

SK&S Co-Founder, Partner

ORIGINALLY FROM EAST TENNESSEE, SARA (OR SARA-CLAIRE AS SHE IS KNOWN THERE) HAS QUITE LITERALLY COME A LONG WAY. FROM A FAMILY OF HARDWORKING SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, SHE HAS ALWAYS FOUND THE BUSINESS-SIDE OF THE LAW THE MOST APPEALING AND OFFERS HER CLIENTS COMMON SENSE APPROACHES THAT KEEP THE REALITIES OF THEIR BUSINESSES IN MIND. SARA’S GREATEST HOBBY IS TAKING UP NEW HOBBIES, AND SHE HAS SPENT CONSIDERABLE TIME BECOMING PROFICIENTLY SUBSTANDARD AT ROCK CLIMBING, CYCLING, YOGA, COOKING, BREAD-MAKING, PAINTING, CARPENTRY, KAYAKING, PADDLE BOARDING, SAILING, KNITTING, MOTORCYCLING, AND TABLE TENNIS AMONGST OTHERS.

Thomas Codevilla

SK&S Partner

THOMAS STRIVES TO BRING CLARITY TO COMPLEX LEGAL ISSUES, COUNSELING HIS CLIENTS IN PLAIN ENGLISH. WHILE THOMAS' TIME IN LARGER FIRMS TAUGHT HIM A HIGH STANDARD OF WORK, ACTING AS GENERAL COUNSEL IN-HOUSE MOLDED HIM INTO A BETTER BUSINESS PARTNER. THE SON OF A COUNTERINTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST, PRIVACY AND CYBERSECURITY LAW ARE A NATURAL FIT FOR THOMAS. AFTER RUNNING DECATHLON AND PLAYING RUGBY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, HE NOW PURSUES ALPINE CLIMBING, BACKCOUNTRY SKIING, AND GOOD BEER.

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