Ryan offers significant experience and a comprehensive approach when it comes to financing and real estate transactions.


A skilled and experienced transactional attorney, Ryan represents lenders, investors, developers and community development entities with respect to the structuring of traditional and tax-advantaged transactions, and the legal and business issues arising during negotiations and closing. Ryan has significant experience in specialty finance and investment products, including state and federal new markets tax credits, state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits and opportunity zone investments. Additionally, Ryan counsels clients on acquisitions and related financing, economic development incentive programs, commercial leasing and other real estate transactions.


Represented a federal historic rehabilitation tax credit investor with respect to an investment in a $260 million luxury hotel development in Chicago

Represented a federal NMTC investor in investments in the construction and expansion of two yogurt production facilities in Vermont and Arizona, with aggregate project development budgets of approximately $90 million

Represented a federal NMTC investor with respect to investments in the construction of a refrigerated produce processing facility in Georgia

Represented a federal NMTC investor in connection with an investment in the construction of a $185 million silicon smelting facility in Mississippi

Represented a commercial lender in connection with a $43 million senior secured credit facility (revolving line of credit, term loan and construction loan) provided to a coal mining operation in eastern Kentucky

Represented a commercial lender in connection with the development of a $43 million mixed-use facility in Ohio

Represented a commercial lender in connection with the development of a $40 million medical facility project in Iowa

Represented a consortium of nonprofit organizations in connection with the development of a $13 million early childhood and family education facility in Kansas City

Represented a nonprofit organization in connection with the $10 million rehabilitation of historic buildings in Kansas City, utilizing federal NMTCs as well as Missouri and federal historic tax credits

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Reconciliation Services, Board of Directors 2022 – Present

  • Secretary, 2023 – Present

Crittenton Children's Center, Board of Directors, 2008-2019

  • Chair, 2014-2019
  • Vice Chair, 2013-2014
  • Secretary, 2012-2013

St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Board of Directors, 2016-2019


  • Missouri
  • Kansas


University of Kansas School of Law, J.D.

  • Kansas Law Review

University of Kansas, M.B.A., Emphasis in Finance

Oklahoma State University, B.S., cum laude

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