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Ryan Douglas



Ryan Douglas primarily concentrates on matters related to land use litigation, environmental work, and permitting. He possesses significant expertise in practicing within the Massachusetts Land Court, having clerked for both Hon. Howard P. Speicher and the Hon. Kevin T. Smith. Prior to joining Rubin and Rudman, Ryan served as a litigator at a commercial real estate firm in Boston.

Ryan graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2020 during which he was a member of Northeastern Law School’s National Environmental Moot Court team and served on the board of Northeastern’s Real Estate Law Society.

Ryan is an active member of NAIOP and the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association (REBA), and currently sits as the chair of REBA’s New Lawyer Section. He frequently lectures at local law schools regarding land use in Massachusetts.

Recognition and Awards

  • Selected, Massachusetts Rising Stars List, 2023

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member, NAIOP Massachusetts
  • Member, Real Estate Bar Association (REBA)
  • Co-Chair, REBA’s New Lawyers Section
  • Member, Boston Bar Association

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Organizer, “An Introduction to Land Use and Real Estate Law,” New England Law Seminar (February 2024)
  • Organizer, “Real Estate Law in Massachusetts - The Basics,” Suffolk Law Seminar (February 2024)
  • Panelist, “So, You Want to be a Real Estate Lawyer?,” Northeastern Law Seminar (November 2023)
  • Presenter, “Introduction to Land Court Practice and Procedure,” REBA (November 2023)
  • Panelist, “Understanding the Land Court,” Suffolk Law Seminars (April 2023)
  • Presenter, “The Merger Doctrine,” REBA (March 2023)
  • Presenter, “The Ins and Outs of Conservation Commission Filings,” REBA (February 2023)
  • Presenter, “Succeeding a New Associate,” REBA (January 2023)
  • Author, “The Battle to Build a Bridge - City of Boston v. Quincy Conservation Commission,” REBA (October 2022)
  • Co-author, “Marengi v. 6 Forest,” amicus brief, on behalf of REBA & the Abstract Club (September 2022)
  • Co-author, “City of Boston v. Quincy Conservation Commission,” amicus brief, on behalf of NAIOP Massachusetts (April 2022)