Ryan P. Haas, Partner

Biography

Ryan P. Haas is a partner in the Business Law Group. He represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies as well as other privately and publicly held businesses, in a variety of significant matters, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments and general corporate matters. Ryan has deep experience handling transactions with values ranging from under $10 million to in excess of $1 billion.

Before joining Quarles & Brady LLP, Ryan was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago.

Representative Matters

The following are selected examples of Ryan's representations:

  • private equity sponsor in its acquisition and subsequent sale of live-cell imaging and analysis manufacturer
  • private equity sponsor in acquisitions of series of SaaS-based data analytic and process management software businesses
  • multinational HVAC manufacturer in its acquisition of air filtration manufacturer
  • Fortune 50 company in establishment of Middle-East based rotorcraft joint venture
  • private equity sponsor in its sale of independent insurance brokerage firm to another private equity sponsor
  • private equity sponsor in its acquisition of an outdoor advertising company
  • private equity sponsor in its acquisition of a health care products manufacturing company
  • private equity sponsor in its sale of commercial equipment leasing company to public company bank
  • private equity sponsor in a preferred stock PIPE transaction
  • global mining equipment supplier in several add-on acquisitions and its eventual sale to multinational conglomerate
  • private equity sponsor in its acquisition of a leading food inspection and laser coding equipment manufacturer
  • private equity sponsor in its sale of a leading hydraulic, pneumatic and mobile power components distribution company
  • private equity sponsor in its acquisition of a leading higher education recruitment and enrollment marketing business
  • private equity sponsor in its acquisition of a specialty residential property insurance company
  • numerous portfolio companies in dividend recapitalization transactions
  • venture capital firm's investment in health care focused social networking company
  • venture capital firm's investment in higher education student information management SAAS business
  • Fortune 500 company in its acquisition of a leading publisher of mathematics programs and curricula
  • Fortune 500 company in its asset acquisition of career counseling and planning business
  • Fortune 500 company in its buyout of joint venture partner's interest
  • private equity sponsor's add-on acquisition of leading provider of video managed services business
  • venture-backed master data management company in its sale to Fortune 100 company
  • rigid packaging supplier in its sale to another packaging supplier
  • family office in its acquisition of multisite franchise of casual dining restaurant

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2008)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (M.Acc., 2004)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (B.B.A., 2003)
    • Major: Accounting

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Recipient of Wisconsin Bar Association awards for highest grades in (1) Business Transactions and (2) Law & Entrepreneurship