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Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLC

Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLP   One Park Row Suite 300 Providence, RI 02903 | 15 Franklin Street Westerly, RI 02891
TELEPHONE: 401.453.6400   FAX: 401.453.6411
Richard J

Richard J. Land



Phone: 401.453.6400

Fax: 401.453.6411

Rhode Island Professional Excellence Law 2024
Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law Providence 2024
Rhode Island Professional Excellence in Law award 2022

Practicing in Rhode Island since 1996, Rick leads the firm's Bankruptcy, Receivership & Insolvency Group, and is a member of the firm's Business, Corporate & Non-Profit Group; Trust, Estate Planning & Administration Group; and Business and Civil Litigation Group. Rick's clients include individuals and businesses with net worth/valuations from a broad financial spectrum. Rick regularly serves as a court-appointed receiver, special master, examiner, and mediator in connection with business insolvencies and shareholder disputes. Rick has lectured on topics including business entities, insolvency, and bankruptcy matters, asset protection, and estate planning.

Rick is a member of the Rhode Island and American Bar Associations, Chair of the Rhode Island Bar Association Debtor and Creditor Committee, and a member of the Turnaround Management Association, Steering Committee. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Prior to joining Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLP, Rick practiced for 16 years as a partner at Winograd, Shine Land & Finkle, P.C. in Providence, Rhode Island.

Notable Representations

  • B.A. Ballou, Inc. - Receiver for 100-year-old jewelry manufacturer sold as a going concern, preserving more than 70 jobs in the process.
  • 38 Studios, LLC (and related companies) - Receiver responsible for the sale of computer games and related intellectual property of company formed by former major-league pitcher Curt Schilling.
  • Central Coventry Fire District - Receiver responsible for operations and effort to turn around insolvent fire district.


  • Boston University School of Law (JD, cum laude)
  • Boston University (BS, cum laude)

Bar Memberships

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts


  • Rhode Island Bar Association