Ryan Hallman




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Education & Qualifications

  • Saskatchewan Bar (2011)
  • JD with great distinction (Saskatchewan, 2010)
  • BA with high honours (Saskatchewan, 2006)

Ryan is a partner in the firm’s Saskatoon corporate/commercial practice group. His practice is primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions with significant experience advising both sellers and buyers across various industries and sectors. Ryan also acts for lenders and borrowers in complex commercial lending arrangements.

Ryan has extensive experience in the mergers and acquisitions space, acting for both vendors and purchasers in share, asset and hybrid transactions across various industries. Ryan’s mergers and acquisition experience includes interacting with the Competition Bureau as well as negotiating shareholders agreements, joint venture arrangements and advising on governance matters related to mergers. He also acts for a diverse group of commercial lenders with experience across the spectrum of lending.

In addition, Ryan maintains a forestry law practice, advising various lumber companies on business and regulatory matters.

He provides the firm’s clients with practical and timely advice, with a focus on ensuring clients achieve their business goals in an efficient, pragmatic and collaborative way.

Ryan attended law school at the University of Saskatchewan where he was awarded the Law Society of Saskatchewan Silver Medal, Ron Fritz Prize in Law, Eldon Woolliams Scholarship and the William Elliot Scholarship in Law.

  • Member, Campaign Cabinet, United Way (Saskatoon)
  • Public Appointee, Council, Association of Saskatchewan Forestry Professionals (Saskatchewan, 2016-2019)
  • Past Director, Jubilee Residences Inc. (2013-2015)
  • Past Director, International Children’s Festival (Northern Saskatchewan)
  • Past Director, Students in Free Enterprise (Saskatchewan)
  • Managing Editor, Saskatchewan Law Review (2009-2010)
  • Editor, Saskatchewan Law Review (2008-2009)
  • “Overview of Typical Provisions in Personal Property Security Opinions,” Due Diligence & Legal Opinions, Law Society of Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan, 2016)
  • Guest Lecturer, “Natural Resources Law (Forestry),” College of Law (Saskatchewan, 2013; 2014)
  • Recognized as a Top Lawyer, Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A (2022)
  • Named a Leading Practitioner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate/Commercial, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Silver Medallist, Law Society of Saskatchewan (2010)
  • Ron Fritz Prize, Law (2010)
  • Eldon Woolliams Scholarship (2009)
  • William Elliott Scholarship, Law (2008)
  • Counsel to Sexton Investments Ltd. on its sale of a majority interest in Sexton Family of Companies to PFM Capital Inc., BDC Capital and Roynat Equity Partners
  • Counsel to Federated Co-operatives Limited on its ~$264-million acquisition of 179 Husky-branded retail fuel sites from Cenovus Energy Inc., and the related on-sale of the majority of such retail fuel sites to its independent retail co-operatives
  • Counsel to Federated Co-operatives Limited on its joint venture with Blair’s Family of Companies
  • Counsel to uranium mining company on its acquisition of an increased interest in a uranium joint venture
  • Counsel to various automobile dealerships on acquisitions and divestitures of dealerships across Western Canada and Ontario
  • Counsel to various dental, optometric, medical and other professionals in the purchase and sale of professional practices
  • Counsel to a Court-appointed monitor on its sale of an agricultural manufacturing business pursuant to the CCAA