Ryan R. Lawrence

Public Companies & Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Services M&A


Companies benefit from Ryan Lawrence's extensive experience advising on corporate governance and securities law matters across a range of industries. He represents buyers and sellers in connection with stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, public and private mergers, tender and exchange offers, joint ventures, and venture capital and other private equity investments. 

Clients also benefit from Ryan's hands-on experience as general counsel at Avant and Shift Technologies, Inc., deputy general counsel of corporate at Cushman & Wakefield, assistant general counsel at Royal Caribbean and chief legal officer at Textura, where he led the legal effort in its 2013 initial public offering and 2016 sale to Oracle.


  • Represented Textura Corporation, a publicly listed provider of a suite of collaboration cloud services to the commercial construction industry, as its Chief Legal Officer, in its $663 million sale to Oracle.
  • Represented Textura Corporation, as its Chief Legal Officer, in its $86 million initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Represented Northern Trust in its acquisition of hedge fund administrator Omnium LLC from Citadel.
  • Represented ProLogis, a publicly held REIT, in its merger of equals combination with AMB Property Corporation.


  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, JD, cum laude
    Member, Law Review
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS


  • Illinois