The regional law firm, Watson, Stevens, Rutter & Roy, LLP, has changed its name to Rutter & Roy, LLP to better reflect the firm’s current leadership – Michael K. Rutter and Christine A. Roy.
“The name change reflects the evolution of our firm and our long-term vision for the future,” said Roy. “Our clients have always come first, and our goal is to be responsive to their needs and deliver exceptional value.”
Roy noted that Mark Stevens, a former partner, has stepped back and now retains an “of counsel” title, making this an appropriate time to rebrand. Rutter & Roy has redesigned its logo to reflect the new name, and introduced a website to serve as a valuable resource for clients. The site provides easy access to information about the firm and its attorneys as well as the industries it services.
Since its founding in 1909, Rutter & Roy has focused on the complex areas of energy, infrastructure and environment, primarily in New Jersey and surrounding states. The firm’s team of attorneys has extensive experience in environmental law, eminent domain and land use and zoning, as well as commercial real estate, waste management, project planning and appeals.
Interstate and Intrastate Pipeline Work Reflects Depth of Knowledge at Firm
Rutter & Roy has become known for its work and knowledge involving New Jersey’s highly regulated energy environment and its impact on interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline projects.
“Utilities and updated infrastructure play an integral role in the prosperity and lifestyle of residents and businesses in this area and throughout the nation,” said Rutter. “Energy companies are working to meet the demands of a growing population by continually investing in modernizing communications, transportation, road and rail networks to improve efficiency. To help streamline these important projects, we work closely with industry clients to identify their specific needs and provide professional resources to ensure that milestones are met in a timely and cost effective manner.”
In addition to energy companies, the firm represents individuals and businesses involved in environmental regulation. As a result of its extensive work throughout the state and region, the firm has lawyers who are very familiar with the important local, state and federal agencies and the laws relevant in the approval process, especially in New Jersey.
Rutter & Roy has built its reputation on its knowledge of the industries it services and strong client relationships. “We work as a team internally and with clients in a very collaborative environment, and our attorneys genuinely care about client goals. They share their perspectives and ideas and deliver the best possible strategies and services through their collective energy and work ethic,” said Rutter.
“Our firm’s unique culture distinguishes it from other law practices and will continue to play an important role in our growth,” Roy added.