Briggs and Morgan is Pleased to Announce Steve Ryan as President/Managing Partner

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August 1, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – Effective August 1, 2018, Steve Ryan will assume the combined role of President/Managing Partner and head of the firm’s  Executive Committee. Steve joined the firm in 1994, and is a member of the Finance and Restructuring section. In addition to serving as Chair of the Firm, Steve has formerly served multiple terms as a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors and Management Committee. 

Greg Stenmoe, President and Managing Partner; Lauren Lonergan, Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department; and Mike McEllistrem, Chair of the firm’s Commercial Department; will be ending their terms on the firm’s Management Committee and will be resuming their full-time legal practices. 

In addition to Steve Ryan, Elizabeth Brama, chair of the firm’s Energy section; Jason Asmus, member and Vice Chair of the Business Litigation section; Brett Anderson, member of the Business Law section; and Justin Weinberg, member of the Real Estate section will comprise the  Executive Committee.

Jack Perry, a shareholder and member of the Business Litigation section, and Elizabeth Brama will join the Briggs and Morgan Board of Directors.

Ann Rainhart will continue in her role as Chief Operating Officer and actively participate with the Board of Directors and Executive Committee as a member of the firm’s senior leadership team.

Briggs and Morgan has much to be excited about – an impressive client base, talented professionals committed to innovation, a solid financial foundation, a new brand platform that gives voice to our purpose, and an upcoming office renovation that will reinvigorate where we work. I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about our future and believe these changes will continue moving the firm forward,” said Ryan.

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