Ronald W. Ruth is former managing partner of the firm, a partner in the Real Estate Department and co-chair of the Environmental Law Group. 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.
Outside Counsel to The Stop & Shop Supermarketing Company — Outside counsel to The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC (including Giant Food Supermarkets), which has over 500 locations throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, regarding brownfields, hazardous materials compliance, environmental compliance and environmental insurance claims