Dennis M. Ryan

Firm: Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
Location: Minneapolis - MN

  • 2200 Wells Fargo Center 90 S. Seventh Street
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
  • Tel : 612 766 6810
  • Fax : 612 766 1600

Dennis Ryan collaborates with clients to reach favorable outcomes in the areas of bankruptcy, business reorganizations, distressed M&A and commercial finance. He represents clients before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in matters including Chapter 11 proceedings, complex intercreditor issues, fraud, guaranty litigation and lender liability claims.

Outside of bankruptcy, Dennis has assisted groups of insurance companies in restructuring their loans to a national entertainment management company based in Texas and an international leasing company based in Massachusetts. Dennis also has developed expertise in franchising issues while representing creditors and franchisors in the work-outs of dealership financing packages and franchise agreements. Dennis’ practice has had a particular emphasis on retailing in connection with his representation of Target Corporation, Holiday Companies and others. He frequently represents commercial lenders in work-out situations and foreclosures. In addition, Dennis advises credit managers on payment and collection matters.


  • American College of Bankruptcy — Fellow
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section — Raeder Larson Public Service Award
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2003-05; 2010-19
  • Best Lawyers— Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2014-19 (Minneapolis Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Lawyer of the Year, 2019)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rated
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.

At Faegre Baker Daniels, clients come first. They drive us to boldly deliver trusted partnerships with experienced lawyers and consultants, peace of mind through time-tested expertise, and insights to help solve business and legal challenges. We courageously innovate to provide creative legal and consulting solutions and world-class service delivery and client experience.

FaegreBD is one of the 75 largest law firms headquartered in the U.S. Our locations span coast to coast, cover the heartland, and extend to the U.K. and China – with regional and national coordinating capabilities across hundreds of jurisdictions. We collaborate to achieve clients’ objectives — bringing together the best-matched expertise and resources from across our global platform. Our 750 legal and consulting professionals partner with clients ranging from emerging startups to multinational corporations, delivering full-service advice customized to each company’s business needs.