Ryaan Nizam


Ryaan has represented investment groups, family offices, developers, and individuals in a broad range of commercial real estate transactions. Ryaan’s experience includes negotiating contracts of sale in connection with the acquisition and disposition of multifamily and mixed-use properties as well as negotiating various financing arrangements including construction loans, mezzanine financings, and preferred equity investments. Ryaan also has significant experience in commercial leasing, having represented both landlords and tenants in complex office, retail, and ground leases.

Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Ryaan spent several years as an associate at a boutique law firm in Manhattan.

Ryaan earned his bachelor’s degree from New York University and his law degree from The George Washington University Law School where he was a member of The Public Contract Law Journal.



Investindustrial’s Agreement to Purchase Majority Stake of Eataly S.p.A

October 17, 2022

Cozen O’Connor served as U.S. and Canadian counsel in Investindustrial’s acquisition of a majority stake in Eataly S.p.A., the global chain of upscale Italian marketplaces. A team led by M&A attorney and Italy Practice chair Christian Moretti conducted significant due diligence of more than 20 Eataly businesses in the United States and Canada, in collaboration with Deloitte Legal Italy and Studio Legale Chiomenti. For nearly two decades, Eataly has been operating high-quality Italian food markets and restaurant concepts in prestigious locations across the globe, including flagship stores in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas, and Silicon Valley.

21 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 03, 2022

Super Lawyers has named 21 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2015
  • New York University, B.A., 2011

Awards & Honors

New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2022

  • New York