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Our Firm

Exceeding expectations.
  • Overview

    Rutter & Roy, LLP (formerly Watson, Stevens, Rutter & Roy, LLP) is a long-established regional law firm focused on the complex areas of energy, infrastructure and environment. more...
  • Our Culture

    Rutter & Roy is committed to fostering a collaborative culture where our attorneys form strong working relationships. We pool our wide body of knowledge and expertise to create value for clients. more...
  • Core Values

    Integrity, Teamwork and High-Quality Service: The Cornerstones of Our Success. more...
  • History

    Russell Ellsworth Watson founded the practice in 1909 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was later joined by his younger brother, A. Dudley Watson, and together they formed the firm that was known more...

Industries

Complex challenges.
Smart solutions.
  • Energy

    Energy clients benefit from Rutter & Roy's unique perspective and years of experience navigating the local, state and federal approval processes. We began representing our first energy client in 1950 and are now widely thought of by more...
  • Environment

    At Rutter & Roy, our team of environmental attorneys is well-versed on the complex regulations that impact New Jersey. With a long and impressive track record, we have established effective planning and streamlining strategies for navigating the state's more...
  • Infrastructure

    Building and maintaining the country's critical infrastructure is never easy. It is particularly challenging when the properties crossed are preserved farmland or are encumbered with Green Acres restrictions, conservation more...

Practice Areas

One word to describe
our firm? Focused.
  • Eminent Domain

    Rutter & Roy has a long history of handling more...
  • Environmental Law

    Real estate projects involve environmental more...
  • Project Planning

    At Rutter & Roy, our attorneys do more more...
  • Land Use & Zoning

    Rutter & Roy assists clients with all more...
  • Commercial Litigation

    At Rutter & Roy, our goal is to protect our more...
  • Waste Management

    Rutter & Roy advises clients on all aspects more...
  • New Jersey-Specific Issues

    New Jersey is one of the most highly more...
  • Commercial Real Estate

    When it comes to commercial real estate, more...
  • Appeals

    The attorneys at Rutter & Roy have more...

News

Rutter & Roy. Making a difference.
  • Rutter and Roy’s IRWA 2016 Conference Presentation

    Michael K. Rutter and Christine A. Roy led an education session at the International Right of Way Association’s 62nd Annual International Education Conference, held in June 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. The presentation, entitled “Planning for Federally Regulated Pipeline Projects: A Legal Perspective,” highlighted the critical role that lawyers can play from the inception of a natural gas pipeline project through acquisition, construction, restoration and beyond. The presentation can be viewed  HERE.