Ryan D. Heck

Partner-Elect He / Him / His

Ryan Heck advises public and private companies and private equity funds in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, minority investments and joint ventures, commercial transactions, data security and privacy, capital raisings, and other corporate activities. 

Ryan works with local and national clients across a number of industries, with significant experience advising life sciences, manufacturing, and technology clients.

Ryan encourages the advancement and professional development of his colleagues by overseeing the development and deal work of junior associates.


Representative Matters

  • Counseled a Twin Cities pharmaceutical company in the sale of a late-stage anti-epilepsy drug development program to a global biopharmaceutical company for a cash payment of $150 million and contingent payments of up to $220 million, based on certain regulatory approval and sales-based milestones
  • Advised Upsher-Smith Laboratories in the sale of its generic pharmaceuticals business to Sawai America, Inc. for $1.1 billion
  • Advises international commercial real estate services company in acquisitions and divestitures across the United States

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Minnesota Chapter and Committee Member for ACG's Upper Midwest Capital Connection

American Bar Association

Minnesota Bar Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2022

Board Memberships & Community Service

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, Volunteer Attorney

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, Volunteer Attorney



University of Washington School of Law (J.D. 2011)
Executive Articles Editor, Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal
Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

Colorado State University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2008)



Washington, Inactive

North Dakota, Inactive