Jed Ruccio helps private and government clients to draft contracts for goods, services and construction. Whether or not he is involved in the contracting process, Jed represents clients in mediation, arbitration and litigation to resolve disputes regarding contract performance. His litigation work has included protests challenging the award or denial of state issued contract or license. He chairs the Construction and Real Estate Section of the firm’s Business Litigation Group.
Clients have included general contractors, state agencies, schools, medical offices and retail, housing development, casino, pharmaceutical, and gas & electric companies. Recent engagements include:
‒ a power plant regarding its construction/design defect claims in state court against a contractor responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of a high voltage cabling system;
‒ a dental provider in an arbitration concerning its nonpayment claims against the operator of dental offices and counterclaims regarding a non-compete agreement; and
‒ a housing developer in an arbitration involving claims for construction/design defects, fraud, and violation of statutory warranties.
Negotiating and drafting construction and architect agreements for a university’s fast tracked project to construct a 75,000 square foot performance venue and structured parking;
Project counsel for renovations to a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility;
Developing and implementing a state program to lease out space on state facilities for attachment of broadband equipment to increase internet access for underserved areas;
Drafting a goods and services procurement policy for a quasi-public agency; and
Serving as an expert witness on public bidding laws.
Prior to joining the firm, Jed was Chief of the Bid Protest Unit in the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, which is where he developed his in-depth knowledge of public bidding laws. He served as the chief hearing officer for all public contract disputes filed with the AG, issuing over 100 bid protest decisions. He prosecuted violations of the bidding and wage laws enforced by the AG. He also developed a familiarity with the construction and regulatory community while serving as the AG's liaison to state agencies, municipal organizations and trade organizations.
Jed was recently 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). He has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Massachusetts Rising Star in 2009 - 2012. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Click here for their methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.