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A member of Husch Blackwell’s Insolvency team, Ryan assists clients in commercial bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, including general reorganizations, bankruptcy litigation, preference and fraudulent conveyance actions, plan of reorganization treatment and automatic stay relief.

Ryan’s practice also includes commercial litigation and representation of asset-based secured lenders in loan workouts, asset recovery, asset disposition and general rights protection.

Ryan’s recent accomplishments in the insolvency industry include:

  • Represented liquidating trustee in Chapter 11 bankruptcy involving oil and gas production debtor by efficiently negotiating settlement of 21 preference actions.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Chapter 7 adversary proceeding on behalf of hotel owner filed against 76 sub-contractor defendants in Texas.
  • Obtained judgment and coordinated repossession of secured lender’s sawmill in Tennessee state court following debtor’s default under loan documents. 

Ryan’s restructuring experience includes healthcare, transportation, energy and music copyright. Ryan’s experience also touches on aspects of construction law, including contractor and professional engineering licensing issues as well as enforcement of mechanic’s lien rights in and outside the bankruptcy arena. He litigates in both federal and state courts throughout the country. 

Ryan joined the firm in 2014 through Husch Blackwell’s summer associate program. Prior to joining the firm, he clerked as a legal extern for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Western District of Tennessee.




  • J.D., University of Memphis-Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
      • The University of Memphis Law Review, Notes Editor
  • B.S.B.A., University of Tennessee
    • Finance


  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas