Ryan J. Krutz is an associate practicing general business and transactional law in the Corporate Department of Lewis Rice. Ryan helps clients navigate various corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and restructuring, regulatory compliance (primarily in the area of alcohol distribution law), commercial real estate transactions, and corporate and commercial contract issues.

Ryan also provides counsel in transactions involving alcohol suppliers and distributors, including the sale and acquisition of distribution rights and the negotiation of distribution agreements.

Practice Areas


  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2022)
    • Order of the Woolsack
    • Academic Excellence Awards in Franchise Law, Remedies, and Sports Law & Labor Wrangling
    • Editor, Saint Louis University Law Journal
    • Dean's Scholarship, Dean's List
  • University of Notre Dame (B.A., 2019)
    • Political science, minors in constitutional studies and business economics
    • Men's soccer team
    • Student-Athlete Advisory Council Men's Soccer Representative
    • Dean's List

Legal Background

  • Legal extern, Anheuser-Busch (2021-2022)
  • Summer associate, Lewis Rice LLC (2020, 2021)


  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar