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Gary M. RonanGary M. Ronan

(617) 574-3593
Fax: (617) 574-7813

400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA
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Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2002, summa cum laude

Yale University, B.A., 1997

District of Columbia


Advocating for and advising clients on zoning, leasing, permitting, and other real estate matters; defending lawyers and law firms in malpractice cases and providing legal ethics advice; and representing employers in discrimination, employment contract, and other employment matters are the cornerstones of Gary Ronan's practice. Gary also handles appellate matters for clients; represents parties in intra-entity disputes and complex commercial litigation; advises clients concerning licensing issues; and advocates for clients in trust and estate litigation matters. In addition to being a Director in the Litigation group, Gary serves as the firm's Assistant General Counsel. In that capacity, he advises the firm and its members on matters of professionalism and risk management.

Representative Experience

  • Advocating for parties in proceedings before local zoning and planning boards and in court appeals of special permit and other zoning decisions.
  • Assisting a real estate developer in invalidating a zoning change adopted by a town in an effort to block its project.
  • Defense of a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of the shareholders of a cooperative housing corporation alleging violations of the corporation’s affordable housing restriction.
  • Defense of a law firm against claims that the firm’s work in connection with a securities offering destroyed its corporate client’s business prospects.
  • Defense of a law firm and individual lawyers against malpractice claims arising out of the preparation of an estate and business succession plan.
  • Arguing before the Massachusetts Appeals Court in a case concerning the enforceability of a settlement agreement.
  • Defense of a lawsuit seeking to vacate an arbitration award pertaining to the establishment of rent due during the extension term of a lease for commercial office space.
  • Advising a major research institution concerning licensing disputes relating to medical research technology.
  • Representation of the owners of affordable housing developments in disputes with a state agency concerning the owners’ obligations upon the prepayment of their mortgage loans and claims that they have been overcharged mortgage interest over a period of years.
  • Defense of radio station and automotive dealership companies in lawsuits alleging age discrimination.
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Co-Chair, Litigation Section, Professional Liability Committee, Boston Bar Association (2014-2016)
  • Member, Boston Inn of Court (2011-2014)
Awards and Recognition
  • Meritas Leadership Institute, Class of 2012-2013
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2009-2014
Speaking Engagements
Press Releases
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publicationsArticles: "Even in-house lawyers must wrestle with conflicts of interest," New England In-House
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Launches "PrivilegeRamp" On Leading Web Platform
publicationsArticles: "Unlawful Behavior by Corporate Constituents," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
publicationsArticles: Ethical Perspective On Internal Government Investigations
blogEntries: Court Recognizes that Firm’s Privilege Protects Communications with Counsel About Malpractice Claim
blogEntries: Weighing the Attorney-Client Privilege Against the Protection of Abused Children
blogEntries: The Community-of-Interest Privilege: You Have to Walk the Walk, Not Just Talk the Talk
publicationsArticles: 2012-13 Meritas Leadership Institute Model Mentorship and Associate Development Program
clientAdvisories: Massachusetts Court Holds that Commercial Landlord May Not Recover Post-Termination Damages Under Indemnification Provision Until End of Lease Term
publicationsArticles: "Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Limits Common Law Damage Remedies for Landlords after Tenant Default and Lease Termination,” Shopping Center Legal Update
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Promotes Four to Director
April 2014
Goulston & Storrs Promotes Four to Director
October 2013
Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
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