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Ryan R. Miske



Ryan Miske is the leader of the firm’s worldwide private equity practice. Ryan works with private and public companies, assisting clients with 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, and 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:

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


Bar Admissions



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
  • Purchase Price Adjustments: Avoiding and Managing Disputes
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Minneapolis, 2018
  • 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
  • American Bar Association — Member of Business Law Section, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee and Private Equity M&A Subcommittee

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
  • Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce — Board of Directors, 2023-present


  • Chambers USA — Minnesota, Corporate/M&A, 2024
  • Chambers USA — Minnesota, Corporate/M&A, "Up and Coming" Lawyer, 2022-23
  • Best Lawyers® — Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2023-24; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2024
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Mergers & Acquisitions, 2018-23
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, 2015-16
  • Minnesota Lawyer — Up & Coming Attorney, 2015
  • 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
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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