Frank Z. Ruttenberg

Frank Z. Ruttenberg

Frank Z. Ruttenberg

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Show Date: May 29th, 2019

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Frank Z. Ruttenberg
Haynes Boone Attorneys

Frank Ruttenberg studied business finance and tax law before entering the practice of commercial and real estate law in San Antonio, Austin and Central Texas. This pragmatic combination of disciplines forms the foundation for an extensive representation of businesses and joint ventures.

In general commercial law, Frank assists businesses with day-to-day operating needs, negotiating and drafting business contracts and business entities documentation for limited partnerships, limited liability companies, general partnerships, and corporations. He prepares intra-owner agreements for commercial entities of all types and the documentation in connection with the formation of investment capital. Frank also assists family law attorneys with business separations as a part of marital dissolutions.

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

  • “Finish-Out and Work Letters,” speaker, UTLAW CLE 2017 Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute, Houston, November 10, 2017. • “Satisfying Texans’ Thirst for Water,” guest author, Rivard Report, October 9, 2013.
    Professional Recognition*
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., Real Estate Law, 2008-2019 • Recognized as a 2013 Outstanding Lawyer by San Antonio Business Journal, American City Business Journals, 2013 • Chairman of the Partnership and LLC Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Professional and Community Activities

  • San Antonio Zoological Society, President of the Board, 2019; Development Committee, Chairman; Investment/Finance Committee, Member; Executive Committee, Treasurer
  • Chairman of the Board, Las Casas Foundation
    State Bar of Texas Website
  • Vice Chair, Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and Partnership and Chair, Limited Liability Company Law Committee
  • 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
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Real Estate Discussion Group

About the author:

I took early retirement in 1995 from Kodak and I have been in the real estate business since then. During my Kodak career my family lived in six states and we owned thirteen homes. I held positions as Food Trade Manager, Attractions Manager for Florida, Director of Sales Promotion, National Account Manager to HEB Grocery Company and National Sales Manager – US Military – Worldwide. In the twelve years since I retired from Kodak, I’ve been in the real estate business. My entry into the business was through two major agencies; one a local upscale boutique company and the other a very large local operation of a national franchise. I found both (plus most others in the business) to be more oriented towards gross sales and less towards taking care of the needs of the consumer. As a result, I formed my own company. I have three agents besides myself in the company and two staff personnel. Approximately ninety percent of our business comes from direct referrals plus we represent all of the relocating employees for three corporations. Each week I host the area real estate show, Real Estate Focus, on NewsTalk 930 KLUP, Saturdays at 11:00am. The show also streams live on my web site , and on In addition, Bjorn Dybdahl, owner of Bjorn’s Home Entertainment, and I host the San Antonio Movers and Shakers Show that airs at 10:00 am each Saturday from the same station and web sites. The real estate show deals with area real estate information and the SA Movers and Shakers show honors the education, business, civic, and public leaders who keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive in our city.

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