Frank Ruttenberg

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Education and Clerkships

LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1982

J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law, 1979

B.B.A., Finance, University of Texas at Austin, 1976

Profile

Frank Ruttenberg studied business finance and tax law before entering the practice of commercial and real estate law in San Antonio 36 years ago. This pragmatic combination of disciplines forms the foundation for an extensive representation of businesses in the energy, construction, hospitality, sports and entertainment industries.

In general commercial law, Frank assists businesses with day-to-day operating needs, negotiating and drafting business contracts, and the formation of business entities, including limited partnerships, limited liability companies, general partnerships, registered limited liability partnerships and corporations. He prepares intra-owner agreements for commercial entities of all types and the documentation of private offerings in connection with the formation of investment capital.

Frank's real estate practice includes negotiating and preparing documents relating to the financing, lease, sale, purchase and operation of income producing properties; the finance, acquisition, development and day-to-day operations for apartment and commercial-use complexes; landlord/tenant relations; commercial transactions with governmental agencies; and the redevelopment and preservation of historic structures.

Frank is involved in assisting development clients with the purchase, sale or lease of groundwater and surface water rights, the development of diversion facilities, and other water development and water supply agreements.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Satisfying Texans' Thirst for Water," guest author, Rivard Report, October 9, 2013.

Recognition

Best Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Featured in Best Lawyers in America 2017

Best Lawyers in America, an annual referral guide listing outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S., has recognized 108 Haynes and Boone lawyers across more than 50 practice areas in the 2017 edition.


Published by Woodward/White, Inc., August 2017

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • San Antonio Foundation for Cultural Arts, Chairman of the Board of Directors, 2014
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section, Committee on Partnerships
  • State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section, Partnership and Limited Liability Company Law Committee, Chair
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Real Estate Discussion Group
  • San Antonio Zoo, Development Committee, Chairman; Investment/Finance Committee, Member; Executive Committee, Treasurer

Real Estate

Real Estate

The New Dominance of Groundwater (When Oil and Water Mix)

There has been an increasing focus on the rights relating to the ownership and use of groundwater in Texas as the demands for water increase throughout our state. As a result, a number of significant issues relating to groundwater rights have found their way into our state courts...

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., Real Estate Law, 2008-2016
  • Recognized as a 2013 Outstanding Lawyer by San Antonio Business Journal, American City Business Journals, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in San Antonio, S.A. Scene, Scene Monthly LLC, 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2006-2011
  • Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2009

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