Ryan J. Zielinski, Associate


Ryan Zielinski is an attorney in the firm's Business Law Practice Group. He maintains a comprehensive corporate practice, which includes advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, entity formation and structuring, and the negotiation and drafting of complex commercial agreements. Prior to joining Quarles & Brady, Ryan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Steven M. Colloton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

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Education and Honors

  • University of Chicago Law School (J.D., with high honors, 2016)
    • Order of the Coif, Kirkland & Ellis Scholar, and Jack Cornblit / Martin M. Sharpero Scholarship
    • Doctoroff Business Leadership Program
    • Joseph Henry Beale Prize for Outstanding Performance in Legal Writing
    • Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (B.B.A., with honors, 2012)
    • Major: Accounting
    • Outstanding Graduate Award

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Wisconsin Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" (2021, 2022, Corporate Law)
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