Overview

Ryan Miske works with private and public companies, assisting clients with formation, debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. He uses past experience as a manager for an industrial supply company in Chicago to understand and achieve the business goals involved in transactions.

Ryan serves all industries, but has been a close advisor to many food and agribusinesses, counseling on $5 billion worth of deals in these sectors recently.

Ryan advises on transactions such as:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity investments
  • Dispositions
  • Leveraged buyouts

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Education

University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Dean's List, Order of the Coif Law Review (editor-in-chief) (2005)

University of Minnesota
M.B.A. Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society (2005)

Carleton College
B.A. magna cum laude, with distinction (1999)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • The State of Private Equity: Trends, Challenges & Opportunities
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Minneapolis, 2017
  • Bringing the Visionary M&A Strategy to Life: How Hormel Fit the Puzzle Pieces Together
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Minneapolis, 2016
  • The State of Private Equity: Trends, Challenges & Opportunities
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Minneapolis, 2015
  • The Stories Behind the Numbers: Observations From a Quantitative Analysis of Middle Market Deals
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Minneapolis, 2014
  • Two American Icons Come Together: Hormel Purchases Skippy
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Minneapolis, 2013

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Association for Corporate Growth, Minnesota Chapter — Board of Directors, 2012-17 (President, 2015 — ACG Chapter of the Year); Public Policy Committee, 2018-present

Civic Activities

  • Minnesota Law Review Alumni Advisory Board — President, 2005-10
  • National Eagle Scout Association — Lifetime Member
  • National Order of the Arrow Committee — Member, 2007-11
  • Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America — Board of Directors, 2017-present
  • Philmont Staff Association — Lifetime Member

Honors

  • Minnesota Lawyer — Up & Coming Attorney, 2015
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Mergers & Acquisitions, 2018; Rising Star, 2015-16
  • M&A Advisor — 40 Under 40 Awards, Legal Advisor category, 2014
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal — 40 Under 40, 2014
  • Gold Congressional Award
  • Eagle Scout
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