Ryan Metzler

Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate

Ryan is an experienced transactional attorney who diligently serves clients with a variety of general corporate matters. His practice focuses on small-and-medium-sized businesses on matters involving the entire life cycle of their business, including entity formation, corporate governance, commercial contracts, capital infusions, exit strategies, and other general business issues. Ryan also represents both buyers and sellers in structuring, negotiating, and closing mergers and acquisitions. His experience extends across a wide range industries, including the insurance industry, healthcare industry, pharmaceutical benefit management industry, energy industry, and professional services industry.

Ryan also is the President and a principal of a captive management company with an exclusive focus on developing alternative risk management strategies for privately held businesses using 831(b) Micro-Captives. Both Ryan’s legal practice and work with his company illustrate his passion and commitment to assisting family-run and privately-held businesses.

  • Wake Forest University School of Law – J.D. (2009)
  • University of San Diego – B.B.A., Summa Cum Laude (2006)
  • Senior Legal Counsel II, Express Scripts, Inc. (2015-2016)
  • Associate, Bryan Cave LLP (2012-2015)
  • Associate, Polsinelli PC (2009-2012)
  • Summer Associate, Polsinelli PC (2008)
  • Summer Associate, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP (2007)
  • Missouri Bar (2009)
  • Kansas Bar (2010)


Ryan and his wife Josie live in Ladue, Missouri with their three dogs Cali, Lily and Gus. Josie is an estate planning attorney at a large St. Louis law firm. In their spare time, they enjoy any activity outdoors (running, platform tennis, golf, skiing, hiking and volleyball), traveling to see friends and embracing new experiences, and volunteering in their community.

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