Ryan is developing a growing litigation practice focused on commercial litigation and dispute resolution. His practice involves a broad range of corporate and commercial matters.

Ryan joined McMillan as an associate after completing his articles with the firm. During his legal studies, Ryan acted as an extern at the Legal Help Centre of Manitoba and advised business start-ups and not-for-profit organizations with the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic. He was also the Managing Editor for Desautels Review of Private Enterprise and Law, an emerging, peer-reviewed journal focusing on law, business and humanities.

Speaking Engagements

"Top Things to know as you Grow your Business" - AAAS – The Alberta Young Farmers and Ranchers – Rock the Farm Convention

February 4, 2023

“Acquiring and Divesting Agricultural Properties: What to watch for and how to do it” - AAAS – AAAS Convention 2023

February 3, 2023 -

Education & Admissions

Called to the Alberta Bar
J.D.University of Manitoba
B.A. Major in Sociology, Minor in Native StudiesUniversity of Manitoba


  • The New National Program to Increase Investment in Clean & Renewable Energy“, Energy Regulation Quarterly (August 2023)
  • The Canadian Critical Minerals Strategy: Unearthing Energy Security in Canada (Anticipated Fall 2023) ­– Alberta Law Review: Petroleum Law Edition
  • Understanding Manitoba’s Growing Indigenous Economy, October 1, 2019 – Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development

Insights (5 Posts)View More

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Environmental Obligations Trump Lenders: The Trend Continues

Re Mantle Materials Group, Ltd continues a recent trend in Alberta in which environmental remediation obligations are found to have a super priority.

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Nov 8, 2023
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Navigating to a Sustainable Energy Future: “Inefficient” Fossil Fuel Subsidies

This bulletin discusses the Government of Canada's recently-announced strategy to phase-out "inefficient" fossil fuel subsidies.

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Aug 2, 2023
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Environmental Priorities in Insolvency Proceedings and the Impact on Lenders: Alberta Court Broadens Redwater Principles

Alberta case Qualex v 12-10 Capital develops line of cases at the intersection of environmental protection and bankruptcy and insolvency law in Canada.

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May 24, 2023
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Canada’s Budget 2023: Compromise and Competition – Climate, Carbon and CCfDs

An update on Canada’s Budget 2023 and the future of carbon contracts for differences (CCfDs) in Canada.

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Mar 29, 2023
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Surveying the Canadian Hydrogen Landscape: Recent Developments & Looking Forward

An update on recent Canadian developments in the Hydrogen industry

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Nov 30, 2022