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Overview

Ryan represents lenders, investors and developers in a wide variety of financing and real estate transactions.

Ryan advises clients on the structuring and compliance components of traditional and tax-advantaged financing transactions, as well as legal and business issues arising during the course of negotiations and closing. He has extensive experience in asset-based, real estate-secured and mezzanine financing transactions, and advises national consumer and commercial lenders with respect to loan documentation and compliance issues.

In addition, Ryan regularly represents clients in transactions utilizing state and federal New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) and historic rehabilitation tax credits. He also counsels clients with respect to acquisitions, acquisition financing, construction financing, economic development incentive programs and commercial leasing transactions. Ryan’s finance work has included:

  • 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 with respect to 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 a $40 million mixed-used development adjacent to the University of Louisville campus in Louisville, Ky.
  • 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.

Ryan also has experience as a speaker and author on finance and tax credit law matters.


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Education

  • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law
    • Kansas Law Review
  • M.B.A., University of Kansas
  • B.S., Oklahoma State University
    • cum laude
    • Political Science

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
Experience
  • 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 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 with respect to 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 a $40 million mixed-used development adjacent to the University of Louisville campus in Louisville, Ky.
  • 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 office building project in Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Represented a commercial lender in connection with the development of a $40 million medical facility project in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • Represented a consortium of non-profit organizations in connection with the development of a $13 million early childhood and family education facility in Kansas City, Kan.
  • Represented a non-profit organization in connection with the $10 million rehabilitation of historic buildings in Kansas City, Mo., utilizing federal NMTCs as well as Missouri and federal historic tax credits.
Community Leadership
  • Crittenton Children’s Center, Board of Directors, 2008-present
    • Secretary, 2012-2013
    • Vice Chair, 2013-2014
    • Chair, 2014-present
  • St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Co-chair, 2008-2013