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Sheppard Mullin adds finance attorney Kevin Ryan to Chicago office

Attorney Kevin M. Ryan joined the Chicago office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the finance and bankruptcy practice. Ryan, formerly of Winston & Strawn LLP, is tasked with expanding the firm’s alternative and bank finance practice.

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Kevin M. Ryan has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP’s Chicago office as a partner in the firm’s Finance & Bankruptcy practice. Ryan joins from Winston & Strawn LLP to further expand Sheppard Mullin’s growing alternate and bank finance practice.

“Kevin is a talented and established finance attorney. His alternative finance and bank-side lending experience not only expands our capabilities in Chicago, but also deepens our bench in a core practice area that is crucial to our clients’ businesses,” said Robert S. Beall, managing partner of Sheppard Mullin.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Kevin to the firm. His expertise, work ethic and collaborative mindset make him an excellent addition to our growing Chicago office. He’s a well-rounded finance partner, and we look forward to working with him and his clients,” commented Lawrence C. Eppley, Sheppard Mullin’s Chicago managing partner.

Ryan concentrates his practice in corporate finance, capital markets and structured finance. He represents banks, financial institutions, institutional investors, private equity firms and corporate clients on a broad range of debt financing transactions in the large cap, middle market, senior, subordinated, second lien and mezzanine areas. His extensive lending experience includes asset based, cash flow and unitranche lending transactions.

“I was particularly impressed with Sheppard Mullin’s top-notch finance practice as well as the collaborative culture that the firm is passionate about maintaining. Sheppard Mullin is a leading full service firm with extremely talented attorneys, which makes for an excellent platform to grow my practice,” said Ryan.

Ryan received a J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1998 where he was articles editor of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. He earned a B.A., cum laude, from Boston College in 1995.

Sheppard Mullin has 22 attorneys based in its Chicago office. The firm’s Finance & Bankruptcy practice includes more than 80 attorneys firm wide.

About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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