Ryan Caststeel never thought of becoming a lawyer while growing up in Mountain Home. Instead, he wanted to earn an MBA and pursue a career in the corporate world. That career path changed when his college business law professor suggested he attend law school because he thought Caststeel would be an excellent attorney. Caststeel followed his professor’s advice and graduated from UA Little Rock’s Bowen School of Law with high honors in 2007. But not wanting to pass on his initial goal, Ryan earned his MBA after law school and was awarded the University of Central Arkansas College of Business Outstanding MBA Student.
Caststeel’s clients include financial institutions, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and entrepreneurs in both litigation and transactional matters in a wide array of areas including commercial lending and finance, creditor rights, corporate governance, regulatory, compliance, real estate, employment, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, and contract preparation, negotiation, and review. “My objective is to find ways to transform my clients’ challenges into opportunities and those opportunities into accomplishments,” he says. Given his education, experience, and expertise, Caststeel is uniquely equipped to provide his clients guidance and advice using both business and legal perspectives to achieve that objective.
This is Caststeel’s third consecutive appearance in Soirée’s list of Little Rock’s Best Lawyers. Caststeel’s dedication to solving his clients’ challenges also has been recognized by Super Lawyers, being named a Rising Star by that publication since 2012. When not working, Caststeel spends his time with his wife, Allison, and their daughter, Rylann, watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball and their beloved UCA Bear football team. Also, Ryan is an adjunct instructor for UCA and has taught the MBA business law course for the College of Business since 2013.
Arkansas State University Mountain Home, A.A.
University of Central Arkansas, B.B.A. Business Administration
UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law, J.D.
University of Central Arkansas, M.B.A.
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