Ronald W. Ruth is co-chair of the firm’s Environmental Law Group, former Managing Partner and former chair of the firm’s Real Estate department. He concentrates his practice on environmental, real estate and land use law. Ron became a LEED Accredited Professional in July 2008.
Intensely involved in brownfield issues, Ron has represented owners and tenants in connection with numerous sites that have been successfully redeveloped from abandoned manufacturing or industrial operations into commercial developments. He is particularly familiar with the complicated problems arising from the construction of projects undertaken on contaminated properties. In addition, Ron represents petroleum distributors and other marketers with regard to gasoline supply, real estate and the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act.
Prior to joining the firm, Ron practiced at the Boston firm of Ropes & Gray LLP and was Legal Counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Law Enforcement. After graduation from law school, he was law clerk to Chief Justice Alan Hale of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.