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Kerry T. Ryan has over 30 years of experience in handling complex litigation involving contracts, municipalities, real estate, unfair competition, 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
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
United States District Court for the Central District of California
MASSACHUSETTS BAR ASSOCIATION
-2019-Present, Member Judicial Administration Section Council
-2018-Co-Organizer of Hamilton Hurricane Relief Fundraiser
-2017-2019, Chair of the Public Law Section Council
-2015-2017, Vice Chair of the Public Law Section Council
-2013-2015, Member Public Law Section Council
MASSACHUSETTS MUNICIPAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
-2015-2021, Member of Amicus Committee
Named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Boston Magazine 2004-2007; 2015-2021
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CENTER FOR REAL ESTATE
May 2013-2019, Guest Lecturer on "Invitations to Real Estate Litigation"
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
Over 20 separate articles discussing family business dispute issues
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?"
INTERNATIONAL MUNICIPAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
September 15, 2008, "Municipal Landfill Issues and Resolutions"
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"
October 6, 2006, "IT Risk Identification and Mitigation"
LORMAN EDUCATION SERVICES
2006 and 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: Uniform Commercial Code Transaction Guide; Witkin, California Summary 10th Personal Property (2020); Entertainment Law 3d: Legal Concepts and Business Practices (2020); Harvard Law Review (2005-2006); Columbia-VLA Journal of Law and the Arts (1996-1997); Pace Intellectual Property, Sports and Entertainment Law Forum (2014); Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Annual Review (2013); Golden Gate University Law Review (2010-2011); Rutgers Law Journal (1999); Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Journal (1994-1995); Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal (1991-1992).
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA J.D., 1987
-Order of the Coif
INDIANA UNIVERSITY B.S., 1981
-Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma-Business Honor Society
* - Currently Inactive