Kerry T. Ryan, Of Counsel

DIRECT DIAL (781) 353-5503
EMAIL: KTR@MWZLLP.COM

Kerry T. Ryan has over 25 years of experience in handling complex litigation involving contracts, unfair competition, municipalities, real estate, family business disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, environmental issues, bankruptcy disputes, construction, intellectual property, landfills, business related torts and employment.  Mr. Ryan is skilled in the Courtroom as well as at public hearings, arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution forums.   He is also focused on providing pre-litigation counsel to assist clients in preventing costly litigation.  Mr. Ryan also acts as Boston local counsel for out-of-state firms and corporations.

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
Massachusetts Bar
California Bar*
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
United States District Court for the Central District of California

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
MASSACHUSETTS BAR ASSOCIATION

– 2017-PRESENT, CHAIR OF THE PUBLIC LAW SECTION COUNCIL

– 2015-2017, VICE CHAIR OF THE PUBLIC LAW SECTION COUNCIL

– 2013-PRESENT, APPOINTED TO PUBLIC LAW SECTION COUNCIL

– 2014-2017, MEMBER AMICUS COMMITTEE

MASSACHUSETTS MUNICIPAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

– JULY 2015, APPOINTED MEMBER OF AMICUS COMMITTEE

ACHIEVEMENTS

Named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Boston Magazine in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CENTER FOR REAL ESTATE

May 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013, Guest Lecturer on “Invitations to Real Estate Litigation”

BUSINESS LEADER POST

November 20, 2012, “Will the Court Understand My Business Problem?”
November 14, 2012, “When Dealing with Overseas Companies, How Can I Help Protect Myself?”
November 8, 2012, “How Do We Find a Lawyer That Will Handle Our Lawsuit AND Meet Our Expectations?”

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Mr. Ryan is a frequent lecturer, has written numerous articles and has contributed to stories by the press.  Examples include:

“Avoiding Disputes in Your Family Business,” FBA/SBA Presentation, January 26, 2011
“Judge can’t disturb decision by agency,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, April 19, 2010
“How Facebook Ruined My Career,” Forbes.com, April 13, 2010
“Practical Suggestions for Email and Your Business,” Newmarket Business Association, April 12, 2010
“Understanding the mediation ‘process’,” New England In-House, March 2007

INTERNATIONAL MUNICIPAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

September 15, 2008, “Municipal Landfill Issues and Resolutions”

LSP ASSOCIATION

February 8, 2007, “IT in the Environmental Industry, Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Benefits”

SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA

September 23, 2008, “Municipalities & Landfills: Practical Tips on How to Avoid Litigation”
April 12, 2006, “Emails, Metadata and Things You Should Know About that Next Report”
September 13, 2005 & February 3, 2005, “Host Community Agreements”

ASSOCIATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGISTS

April 2, 2011, “Protecting You and Your Engineering Company”
April 4, 2009, “Legal Advice for the Engineer”
March 25, 2006, “Litigation Survival Skills for the Office, the Field and the Courtroom”

ASFE

October 6, 2006, “IT Risk Identification and Mitigation”

LORMAN EDUCATION SERVICES

June 27, 2006, previously presented on January 30, 2002, “Issues Relating to Public Records and Litigation”

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW

“Using the Uniform Commercial Code to Protect the ‘Ideas’ that Make the Movies”, Fall 1987, Volume 27, Number 4

Mr. Ryan’s article has been cited in subsequent articles in the following publications: Harvard Law Review (2005-2006), Columbia-VLA Journal of Law and the Arts (1996-1997), Pace Intellectual Property, Sports and Entertainment Law Forum (2014), Golden Gate University Law Review (2010-2011), Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Journal (1994-1995) and Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal (1991-1992).

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA J.D., 1987

Order of the Coif

Moot Court

INDIANA UNIVERSITY B.S., 1981

Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma-Business Honor Society

* – Currently Inactive

 

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CONTACT:
Telephone: (617) 845-5473

ktr@b-dlaw.com