Ryan is a creative trial lawyer with experience in business and real estate affairs who has a talent for finding efficient and favorable resolutions for his clients.
Ryan is an experienced litigator in business and real estate disputes. He works with his clients to prepare litigation strategies that meet their goals, whether it be through trial or alternative dispute resolution. Ryan has the experience to get results. He has first- and second-chair trial experience, state and federal appellate experience, prepared and argued numerous successful dispositive motions, and favorably resolved cases in mediation and arbitration.
In his practice, Ryan represents private businesses, landowners, real estate developers, and lenders in a variety of disputes. He has represented clients in disputes over land use regulations, eminent domain and inverse condemnation, due process violations, title disputes, leasing litigation, and claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Housing Act (FHA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). He also has substantial experience in shareholder and corporate governance disputes, internal investigations, and deftly handles general business, construction, and insurance litigation.
Ryan represents a publicly-traded real estate investment trust and owner of over 500 shopping centers across the country in leasing litigation, evictions and land use disputes. Ryan obtained a six-figure settlement for his client in a dispute over breach of the lease and personal guaranty involving defenses of forgery and fraud.
Ryan has represented private landowners in Colorado, including the owner of a mobile home park, in lawsuits alleging the municipality violated his clients' right to due process, illegally adopted floodplain regulations, and took his clients' land without paying just compensation.
Ryan helped clear the way for an $85 million residential development by helping his client win dismissal of a lawsuit by a neighboring property owner seeking to stop the development.
On behalf of a multi-national oil and gas company, Ryan prevailed at a two-day trial on an opposing party's motion to pierce the corporate veil of a subsidiary entity to reach the assets of the parent corporation.
In a two-day bench trial, he represented a business owner in a dispute with her former business partner. Ryan, who first-chaired the trial, was victorious on all claims, and his client obtained a monetary judgment against her former partner and retained ownership of the company's business assets.
In a federal jury trial, Ryan represented a pro bono client and won a verdict that his client's constitutional rights had been violated and he was entitled to an award of damages.
Ryan completed an internal investigation of a publicly-traded company headquartered outside of the United States that involved numerous witness interviews in the United States and Europe. He prepared two detailed reports of findings and recommendations relating to product and environmental claims.
News & Insights
- In the News08.02.2019
- In the News05.17.2018
"Colo. Majority Shareholders May Face Civil Theft Liability," Law360, July 2019
"Private Right of Condemnation," Law Week Colorado Vol.16 No.19, May 2018. Also published by the Colorado Real Estate Journal, June 2018.
"Congress Considers Changes to Americans with Disabilities Act to Prevent Serial Lawsuits," Stinson LLP Alert, May 2018
"U.S. Supreme Court Decides Critical Question in Eminent-Domain Cases," Wisconsin Law Journal, August 2017, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, September 2017 and Midwest Real Estate News, October 2017
Practices & Industries
- U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Washington University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012
University of Wisconsin, B.A., 2006