Ryan specializes in counseling a variety of clients as they navigate through all stages of the business cycle. He began his career working side-by-side the in-house counsel for two international corporations. With this experience, and his background in finance and economics, Ryan has developed a keen respect and understanding of the diverse needs of businesses across an array of industries.
Ryan has developed an affinity for advising clients through the merger and acquisition process, taking the time to understand his client’s goals, craft an appropriate approach, and see the transaction all the way through. His varied experience helps him in anticipating potential hurdles and finding reasoned solutions for his clients.
In particular, Ryan has taken his understanding of trust and estate laws to guide closely-held businesses in developing succession plans that are tailored to the particular wants and needs of his clients. As a member of a fourth generation farming family, Ryan appreciates the difficulty his clients may experience when designing a succession plan and takes this into consideration when developing his approach.
Whether part of the general life cycle of the business or in conjunction with an acquisition, Ryan coordinates with commercial lenders and borrowers to structure, draft, and negotiate a variety of financing transactions. He represent clients in the full spectrum of commercial finance transactions including those involving real estate development and construction projects.
Away From the Office
In his downtime, Ryan enjoys exploring the city, experiencing new restaurants, and staying active.
- Member of Phi Delta Phi
- Nebraksa State Bar Association, 2016
- Iowa State Bar Association, 2016
- Iowa Young Lawyers Division – District Representative (2019-Current)
- American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division – District Representative for Nebraska and Iowa (2020-Current)