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Thomas Ryan

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Thomas Ryan is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Corporate and Securities Practice Group in Chicago.

Practice Focus

Thomas advises clients on transactional matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, post-acquisition integrations and other strategic transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised a consortium led by CVC Capital Partners, one of the world's largest private equity fund managers, on its acquisition of Anchor Glass Container Corporation, a glass bottle packaging company, for USD 1.1 billion.
  • Advised Johnson Controls on the spinoff of its automotive experience business into a new publicly traded company, Adient.
  • Advised Baxter International on the spinoff of its biopharmaceuticals business into a new publicly traded company, Baxalta Incorporated.
  • Advised Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company on its acquisition of StanCorp Financial Group, an NYSE-listed financial services firm, in a cash merger valued at USD 5 billion.
  • Advised Physicians Realty Trust, an NYSE-listed REIT, on its follow-on public offering of 15.8 million common shares.
  • Advised Merrill Corporation on the carve-out and divestiture of its Legal Solutions Business.


  • Illinois~United States (2015)
  • Georgia~United States (2014)


  • Emory University (J.D. with Honors) (2014)
  • University of Dallas (Bachelor of Arts honors, magna cum laude) (2009)


  • English