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JED RUCCIO

Jed is a Partner in the firm and has been practicing in the areas of construction law and commercial litigation for nearly 20 years. He helps private and government clients to negotiate and draft contracts for construction projects and goods and services. He also helps clients to resolve business disputes and public procurement matters through alternative dispute resolution and litigation. He has represented general contractors (including those on the ENR top 100), subcontractors, developers, state agencies, schools, utilities, retailers, pharmaceutical companies, and condominium associations.

Prior to joining the firm, Jed was the head of the construction group at a nationally ranked east coast law firm and was Chief of the Bid Protest Unit in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. He has been admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York.

Jed is the Co-Chair of the Infrastructure Council of the Urban Land Institute of Boston/New England. He has been named an Empire State Counsel Honoree in recognition of his pro bono service, which has included family law and immigration work for Kids In Need of Defense (KIND).

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 2000

  • B.A., Colgate University, with Honors, 1996

ADMISSIONS

  • Massachusetts

  • United States District Court – Massachusetts

  • New York

  • United States District Court – S.D.N.Y

  • Connecticut

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • Construction and architect agreements for a major university’s fast-track construction of academic buildings and improvements.

  • EPC, novation and guarantee agreements and a letter of credit on behalf of the owner of a 500MW power generation facility.

  • Template construction and architect agreements for use by a supermarket in building and renovating stores in New England.

  • Template subcontract for use by contractor on privately and federally funded housing projects.

  • Architect agreements for a developer for its mixed-use projects in multiple states, which include market-rate and affordable residential housing and hotel and retail space.

  • Construction contracts for use by a building manager in procuring renovations to a high rise building on behalf of the property owner.

  • Construction and design-build agreements for an auto dealership for its renovation of multiple locations.

  • Construction contract for the building out of leased office space by a financial services firm.

  • Advised online service provider on issues concerning collection of state levied fees, public records laws and public procurement laws.  

  • Counseled regional school district on the RFP, contract and selection process for an owner’s project manager on a project to renovate an elementary school.

RECENT LITIGATION / ARBITRATION MATTERS

  • Prosecuted a power plant’s multimillion-dollar warranty claim against design-builder of a high voltage cable system. Reached successful settlement on the first day of jury selection.

  • Obtained a preliminary injunction in less than one month in a bid protest filed against a city, which prompted the city to award client the $1 million computer supply contract at issue.

  • Obtained early settlement of client-supplier’s multimillion-dollar payment claim on a public project after assisting with an internal investigation and claim preparation.

  • Representing developer regarding its delay and defective work claims against a contractor and regarding defense of contractor’s and its subcontractor’s lien and payment claims.

  • Represented pharmaceutical company in the preparation and early resolution of its multimillion-dollar design defect claim.

  • Recovered unpaid bonus payments on behalf of dental provider in arbitration and defended provider against counterclaims for violation of a no-hire clause.

  • Defended contractor from arbitration claims brought by a developer alleging defective site work. Settled the matter entirely with funds obtained from an insurer.

  • Defended supplier in arbitration brought by a contractor seeking to compel the production of trade secret information allegedly needed to complete the installation of hospital equipment.

  • Defended contractor against construction and design defect claims. Over 96% of the multimillion-dollar claims were denied by the arbitrator or paid by a subcontractor.

  • Represented companies protesting the denial of their applications to operate medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Pay if Paid Clauses, Lexis Practice Advisor (01/08/18)

  • Drafting Force Majeure Provisions in Construction Contracts, Lexis Practice Advisor (12/12/17)

  • Limitation of Liability Provisions in EPC Contracts, Law360 (04/18/17)