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Ryan Woessner
Ryan Woessner

2021 Up & Coming Attorneys: Ryan Woessner

Faegre Drinker associate Ryan Woessner has found the area of securities to be a good fit for his intellect and skill set.

He counsels clients on corporate matters, focusing on capital markets transactions, securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions and emerging companies. Woessner’s corporate law experience and client team leadership have set him apart in his practice area.

“I was a summer associate between my second and third years of law school,” Woessner recalled. “I didn’t know I wanted to be a litigator or a transactional attorney. But the transactions I worked on that summer impressed me.”

In one memorable case, Woessner was co-counsel for San Diego-based Cubit Corp. when the company was sold for more than $3 billion.

“You’re working with the other side, trying to build something. Investing in a company, trying to sell your company,” said Woessner about his transactional practice. “I like the collaborative work more than the confrontational work.”

Woessner has distinguished himself as a securities attorney on the firm’s corporate team. His recent deal experience includes assisting clients with micro-cap and middle-market transactions. He advises issuers, underwriters, placement agents, venture capital firms and investors in public and private offerings and other capital-raising transactions.

In March of this year, Woessner led the follow-on equity public offering of a Nasdaq-listed technology company based in Minnesota, resulting in approximately $70 million of net proceeds for the company. He also serves as the client team leader for a multinational corporation in the food and agribusiness space.

“I was a political science major in college, and everything I learned seemed to come back to the underpinnings of law,” he said. “As I went through internships, I realized more and more that I wanted to be in law.”

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