Ronald Ruth was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2016. Mr. Ruth’s involvement with North Hill began in 2015 as a member of the Board of Advisors. During his tenure, Mr. Ruth served as Chair of the Marketing Committee. He is currently a member of the Building & Grounds, Marketing, and Executive Committees and also serves as Chair to the Human Resources Committee.
Mr. Ruth is a Partner of Sherin and Lodgen LLP, in Boston, has practiced land use, real estate and environmental law since 1980. He concentrates his practice in Brownfields, hazardous material and land use law relating to commercial real estate development, acquisition and shopping center leasing (including compliance with federal, state and local laws, due diligence, negotiation of environmental agreements, including Covenants Not To Sue). He is a LEED Accredited Professional. He formerly was Managing Partner of Sherin and Lodgen LLP from 2008 to 2015.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ruth practiced at the Boston firm of Ropes and Gray LLP and was Legal Counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Law Enforcement. After graduation from law school, he was a law clerk to Chief Justice Alan Hale of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
Mr. Ruth has served on the boards of other non-profit organizations that include Northeastern University School of Law Alumni Association (currently President) since 2012, the Town of Needham Planning Board from 2008 to 2013, Town of Needham Community Preservation Committee from 2005-2007, Town of Needham Finance Committee from 1999-2003, and Glover Hospital Enterprise Fund Committee from 1994-2000.
Mr. Ruth has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Environmental Law Section of the Boston Bar Association and several land use and environmental advisory committees for state and local agencies.
Mr. Ruth is a graduate of Allegheny College, and Northeastern University School of Law (1980). He is a frequent lecturer on Brownfield and environmental topics to industry groups and in continuing legal education programs.