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R.J. Lyman

ML Strategies - Senior Advisor, Special Counsel

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R.J. Lyman is Of Counsel to Mintz and Senior Advisor at ML Strategies.

R.J. provides clients with hands-on advice when they build major projects, close substantial transactions and pursue other tangible and strategic objectives.

R.J. has served as a government official, overseeing environmental review under Governor Weld of the Big Dig and Boston Harbor Clean-up and thousands of other projects, administering the Permit Streamlining Initiative and authoring comprehensive MEPA reform. He was appointed under Governor Baker to the board of the Massachusetts Environmental Trust.

After leaving government, R.J. was an equity partner for over a decade at Goodwin Proctor, and, at the beginning of his career, he worked as a project manager at a consulting engineering concern managing development projects across New England.

R.J. has also been a corporate executive, as President and COO of an energy technology company, raising over $75 million, deploying a commercial prototype, initiating a programmatic joint venture, and entering into a successful change of control transaction.

R.J. has also worked as an entrepreneur, co-founding an independent power producer, which established unrivaled market information and entered into an exclusive license for project development, after which he sold his interest for 1.6X invested capital.

R.J. has served as a for-profit and non-profit corporate director. Notwithstanding his legal training and experience, he has routinely been tasked with service on the Audit and Finance Committees given his attention to detail and insistence on good practice.


  • Vermont Law School (JD)
  • Harvard University (BA, cum laude)

Case Studies

NECEC Emissions Report 2019 Hero Case Study
Read about ideas for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the Northeast by 80% by 2050 and related challenges discussed at a summit co-hosted by Mintz, the Northeast Clean Energy Council, and The Brattle Group.

Recent Insights

News & Press


British Columbia Provides Model for Massachusetts Carbon Pricing

April 16, 2015 | Blog | By R.J. Lyman, Katy Ward

On Monday, April 13, The Alliance for Business Leadership hosted “Embracing the Future: The Economic Success of British Columbia’s Carbon Pricing Policy” at Mintz Levin’s Boston office.
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News & Press

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This Q&A on the Trump Administration’s views of environmental policy is conducted with Mintz Special Counsel R.J. Lyman, who is also a ML Strategies Senior Advisor. R.J. serves as a trustee of the Massachusetts Environmental Trust, a grant program supporting projects that enable innovative approaches to protect and restore natural resources.