Ryan is a results-driven business and construction litigator. With nearly a decade of experience as a litigator in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as representing clients in arbitrations and mediations throughout Massachusetts, he brings an aggressive and outcome-oriented approach to each matter he litigates. Ryan understands that each client requires specific care and attention to achieve results in the most cost-efficient manner possible. 

Business Litigation

Ryan represents companies and individuals in a multitude of commercial disputes. Whether pursuing or defending claims, he combines skillful analysis with aggressive advocacy to achieve successful results. Ryan has secured settlements and judgments for his clients in a number of complex commercial disputes, including:

  • Breach of Contract Actions
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Fiduciary Disputes (Breach of Fiduciary Duty)
  • Unfair Business Practices
  • Trade Secret Disputes
  • Professional Service Fee Disputes
  • Defamation Actions
  • Bad Faith Claims
  • Employment Litigation

Construction and Real Estate Litigation

Drawing on his previous experience in the construction industry, Ryan possesses expertise in construction and real estate related matters. Ryan understands his clients’ need for expedient dispute resolution and utilizes his knowledge and skill to successfully resolve matters quickly and cost-effectively. Ryan has litigated, arbitrated, mediated, or resolved a number of construction and real estate related disputes for corporate/individual clients, including:

  • Liens
  • Surety Bonds
  • Construction Defects
  • Liquidated Damages
  • Termination
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Design Errors and Omissions
  • Professional Negligence
  • Specific Performance
  • Purchase and Sale Agreement Disputes
  • Leasing Disputes
  • Brokerage Fee Disputes
  • Adverse Possession
  • General Land Disputes
  • Specific Performance

A small sample of Ryan’s successful litigation results include:

  • Summary Judgment: Secured summary judgment for clients in state superior court in 2018 in Auciello Iron Works, Inc. v. Travelers (bad faith claims).
  • Trials: Ryan assisted TSH&D partners Kristen Scammon and Michael Day in securing a jury verdict awarding monetary damages and a permanent injunction to a privately-held business client after a seven-day trial in federal court in a case involving claims based on the breach of a nondisclosure agreement in Arborjet, Inc. v. Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements, Inc.


  • B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (2005)
  • J.D., New England Law | Boston (2010)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts Bar
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals

Prior Experience

  • Associate, Kenney & Sams, P.C.
  • Associate, Sarrouf Law, LLP

Awards, Publications, and Presentations

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Rising Star – Business Litigation, 2016 – 2018, 2020
A results-driven business and construction litigator, Ryan brings an aggressive and outcome-oriented approach to each matter he litigates.
Ryan Rucki
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Practice Areas




White Collar
Criminal Defense