Ruth H. Silman - Nixon Peabody LLP

Ruth H. Silman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011
Phone: 617-345-6062

Ruth Silman concentrates her practice on complex environmental, energy and land use matters. She leads Nixon Peabody's Climate Change team, an interdisciplinary group of lawyers and environmental specialists focused on meeting the challenges and seizing the opportunities emerging from legislative, regulatory and judicial actions related to climate change.

What do you focus on?

I love the depth and breadth of my practice because there is always a new issue or development.

Siting and Permitting

I work with clients to obtain environmental, zoning and land use permits and approvals for their projects. My clients include renewable energy developers, manufacturers, business owners, real estate developers, investors, private landowners and municipalities.

Regulatory Compliance

I help clients navigate through environmental and energy regulations to comply with existing rules, prepare for future provisions and understand evolving issues. One of my specialties is the Clean Air Act; currently, I am working with a number of manufacturing clients facing permitting and enforcement matters.

Climate Change and Sustainability

I represent companies who are impacted by climate change and climate change policy. We collaborate on how to face the new realities posed by climate change, as well as how to implement sustainable practices to prevent further impacts to the environment. I am working with a large beverage client on reducing water impacts and water conservation measures.

Cornell UniversityBA Boston University School of LawJ.D.

Client Comments

"I have had the pleasure to work with attorney Ruth Silman on a complex environmental permitting matter. She delivered to our project expertise in environmental law, as well as a firm understanding of manufacturing operational matters. She offered business oriented advice to help our firm address our permitting needs, crafting a strategy that fully integrated our business operational objectives. I highly recommend the firm of Nixon Peabody LLP and recognize without hesitation and recommend specifically attorney Ruth Silman."

-Corrine Schultz
EHS Manager
Home Market Foods

Office Location

100 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110-2131
United States

Practice Areas

Environmental Law