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Ronald H. Rappaport

Practice Areas

Municipal Law
Real Estate Law
Civil litigation

Education

Boston College Law School
JD., 1975

Stanford University
B.A., 1971

Bar Admission

Massachusetts, 1975

U.S. Court of Appeals,
1st Circuit, 1975

U.S. District Court,
District of
Massachusetts, 1975

Member

Dukes County Bar
Association


Ronald H. Rappaport

Founding Director



Ronald H. Rappaport is a founding managing director of Reynolds, Rappaport, Kaplan & Hackney, LLC in Edgartown, MA. He has more than forty years of experience in the areas of municipal law, civil litigation and real estate law. He was a partner at Friedman and Atherton in Boston before returning to his native Martha’s Vineyard in 1985 to start his own firm. Mr. Rappaport is town counsel for five of the six island towns (Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and West Tisbury) and is counsel to the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission.

Mr. Rappaport has attained a rating of AV, the highest rating established by Martindale-Hubbell’s Law Directory. This rating is only given to lawyers and law firms who are recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. In addition, Mr. Rappaport is recognized by Boston Magazine as a Super Lawyer in 2006, 2010, 2011, and 2014 and 2015.

Community Involvement:

Mr. Rappaport has and continues to play a significant role in Martha’s Vineyard civic organizations. He represented Martha’s Vineyard on the governing board of the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority from 1993 to 2000. He is on the board of Vineyard Youth Tennis, which provides free tennis instruction to Island children. He is currently a Trustee for Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank and he served as a Director of Martha’s Vineyard National Bank from 1982 to 1995. He is also on the Board of Trustees of the Martha’s Vineyad Hospital and MVYouth, which gives grants and scholarship monies to benefit the youth of Martha’s Vineyard.

Personal:

The son of an Island doctor, Mr. Rappaport grew up in Oak Bluffs. He now makes his home in Chilmark with his wife, attorney Jane Kaplan. They have one grown daughter, Julia.


Ronald H. Rappaport

Founding Director



Ronald H. RappaportRonald H. Rappaport is a founding managing director of Reynolds, Rappaport, Kaplan & Hackney, LLC in Edgartown, MA. He has more than forty years of experience in the areas of municipal law, civil litigation and real estate law. He was a partner at Friedman and Atherton in Boston before returning to his native Martha’s Vineyard in 1985 to start his own firm. Mr. Rappaport is town counsel for five of the six island towns (Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and West Tisbury) and is counsel to the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission.

Mr. Rappaport has attained a rating of AV, the highest rating established by Martindale-Hubbell’s Law Directory. This rating is only given to lawyers and law firms who are recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. In addition, Mr. Rappaport is recognized by Boston Magazine as a Super Lawyer in 2006, 2010, 2011, and 2014 and 2015.

Community Involvement:

Mr. Rappaport has and continues to play a significant role in Martha’s Vineyard civic organizations. He represented Martha’s Vineyard on the governing board of the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority from 1993 to 2000. He is on the board of Vineyard Youth Tennis, which provides free tennis instruction to Island children. He is currently a Trustee for Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank and he served as a Director of Martha’s Vineyard National Bank from 1982 to 1995. He is also on the Board of Trustees of the Martha’s Vineyad Hospital and MVYouth, which gives grants and scholarship monies to benefit the youth of Martha’s Vineyard.

Personal:

The son of an Island doctor, Mr. Rappaport grew up in Oak Bluffs. He now makes his home in Chilmark with his wife, attorney Jane Kaplan. They have one grown daughter, Julia.


Practice Areas

Municipal Law
Real Estate Law
Civil litigation

Education

Boston College Law School
JD., 1975

Stanford University
B.A., 1971

Bar Admission

Massachusetts, 1975

U.S. Court of Appeals,
1st Circuit, 1975

U.S. District Court,
District of
Massachusetts, 1975

Member

Dukes County Bar
Association


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