Ryan McNamara is an associate in the Corporate & Financial Services department. Ryan focuses his practice on private mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and general corporate matters across a variety of industries.


Corporate Matters

  • Represented Second Nature Brands, a portfolio company of CapVest Partners LLP, on its acquisition of Sahale Snacks from The J.M. Smucker Co.
  • Warburg Pincus on its investment in Service Compression, LLC
  • Pan Energy Infrastructure Fund in its investment in Trinity Gas Storage, LLC
  • The Capstreet Group in its sale of a majority stake in portfolio company PCS Software to LLR Partners
  • Frontline Road Safety, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, in its acquisition of the pavement marking contracting operations of Ozark Striping Company, LLC
  • Tenex Capital Management in the sale of Team Select Home Care
  • Post Oak Energy Capital as investor in the PIPE transaction accompanying Earthstone Energy’s acquisition of Bighorn Permian Resources’ assets

Sports Matters

  • Represented J. Cole and Damian Mills, as part of a buyer group, in the acquisition of a majority stake in the Charlotte Hornets from Michael Jordan.
  • Represented the Pac-12 Conference in connection with a dispute with the organizers of a college football bowl game.
  • Represented the Mountain West Conference regarding various corporate and compliance matters.
  • Advised a professional football team on the negotiation of a joint venture for the construction and operation of an entertainment complex.
  • Represented multiple professional golf teams on various corporate and transactional matters.



Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2019 University of Chicago, B.A., 2016

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2019