Ryan focuses his practice on the acquisition, disposition, leasing, and development of commercial, industrial, and farm and ranch real estate, including office buildings, retail centers, big-box stores, apartment projects, subdivisions, raw land, and ranch land. Ryan also has significant experience representing clients involved in a wide range of energy projects, including upstream E&P, midstream, and downstream matters, as well as electric power, petrochemical, refining, and related infrastructure projects across and beyond the United States.
His matters range from the routine to the complex and often involve multiple sites located in Texas and other jurisdictions. He has assisted foreign entities with domestic commercial real estate transactions. Ryan also regularly represents landowners and mitigation banks in the purchase and sale of mitigation credits and assists clients with a variety of farm and ranch related issues such as leasing, pipeline right-of-way negotiations, and conservation easements.
Clients of all sizes and across industries rely on Ryan for his seasoned negotiation skills. He has worked with entities ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies, as well as midsized privately held and publicly traded entities. As a trusted advisor, Ryan draws on his deep familiarity with and understanding of the many contingencies and issues that can arise throughout the deal-making process in any given transaction. A true problem-solver, he guides clients toward practical and workable resolutions with speed and efficiency.
Articles in the National Law Review database by J. Ryan Schmidt