Ryan J. BarryAssociate
Ryan Barry is an associate in the firm’s Business and Finance Department, and is also a member of the firm’s Health Law Practice Group, Construction Law Practice Group, and Schools, Colleges and Universities Practice Group.
Ryan has experience organizing businesses and charitable organizations, representing clients in the purchase and sale of businesses, and drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts, including design and construction contracts, contracts between health care organizations, commercial leases, commercial financing agreements, and contracts for supplies and services. Ryan also advises clients on regulatory compliance and permitting issues.
Ryan lives in Easthampton, serves on the Easthampton Community Preservation Act Committee, and volunteers with the Springfield School Volunteers. Ryan provides pro bono legal services to local farmers and food entrepreneurs through the Conservation Law Foundation’s Legal Services Food Hub. In his spare time, Ryan is an avid fly fisherman and backcountry skier.
Related Professional Experience
Prior to joining the firm, Ryan served as Associate City Solicitor for the City of Springfield, where he drafted and negotiated contracts, handled civil litigation matters, and advised municipal officials on a variety of legal matters, including design and construction, zoning, permitting, real estate, energy, public works, and competitive procurement.
During law school, Ryan interned for Justice Gabrielle Wolohojian at the Massachusetts Appeals Court, with Greater Boston Legal Services’ Consumer Rights Unit, with the law firm of Krokidas and Bluestein, LLC, and with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. Ryan also worked in Northeastern University’s Poverty Law & Practice Clinic and was a member of the Northeastern University Law Journal.
Assisted clients with the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and charitable organizations, and drafted corporate bylaws, shareholder agreements, and limited liability company operating agreements.
Represented clients in the purchase and sale of large and small businesses, including stock and asset transactions.
Drafted and negotiated design and construction contracts for academic and medical facilities.
Advised hospitals and physician groups on regulatory compliance matters, including HIPAA, the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the False Claims Act.
Advised clients on local zoning, regulatory and permitting issues.
Represented contractors in enforcement actions by the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure and Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
On June 1, 2017, Ryan Barry and Mary Jo Kennedy made a presentation to the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce regarding non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and other restrictive covenants.
On January 26, 2016, Scott Foster and Ryan Barry made a Farm Law presentation regarding legal requirements for establishing and running a farm business. The presentation was sponsored by Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) as part of their Winter Workshop series.