Tana Ryan advises private equity funds and public and private companies in a wide variety of corporate transactions, including complex mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and minority investments.
Ms. Ryan helps clients navigate a full spectrum of corporate transactions, including:
- Domestic and cross-border leveraged buyouts and mergers and acquisitions
- Carve-outs and spin-offs
- Going private transactions
- Special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) formation and deSPAC transactions
- Distressed acquisitions, special situations, and in-court and out-of-court restructurings
- Minority investments
- Corporate governance arrangements
- Executive compensation and equity incentive programs
She regularly navigates significant transactions across a multitude of industries, including software, media, and technology; energy, infrastructure, and transportation; financial and business services; healthcare; industrials and manufacturing; and consumer and retail products. Ms. Ryan is known in particular for leading transactions with high levels of complexity, whether it be due to stringent regulatory overlays, distressed dynamics, or complicated cross-border elements. She has led numerous transactions that have been profiled by such leading media outlets as The Deal, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Reuters, Law360, and The American Lawyer.
Ms. Ryan is also known for her work to further diversity and inclusion efforts in the legal industry, including through her mentoring efforts, participation as a diversity leader in D&I panels and speaking engagements, and development of initiatives designed to further inroads for historically underrepresented individuals in the legal community. Additionally, she is a member of Latham’s Women Enriching Business (WEB) Committee, which promotes women in business both inside and outside the firm.