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Ruth Hay

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Ruth Metcalfe Hay

  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 19 years
    New York - NY 23 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Ruth

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Practice areas
  1. Contracts and agreements
    RenAscii drafts contracts that are understandable, simple and concise. A good contract addresses questions before they are asked and makes sure all parties understand the transaction. RenAscii can assist with all of your commercial contracting needs (whether simple or complex) – including providing interpretations, redlined recommendations, drafting and negotiations of all types of business contracts.

    24 years

  2. Business
    Attorney Ruth hay is an experienced business attorney. Having worked in-house and supported several domestic and international industries (including healthcare, information technology (IT), outsourcing, Federal Govt, manufacturing), Ruth Hay knows how private and public companies operate and can visit your business or legal department to provide legal services when needed.

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    RenAscii assists companies to form as corporations or LLCs and with the day to day formalities. RenAscii prepares Operating Agreements and Buy Sell agreements, and can attend board meetings and prep minutes etc. RenAscii also advises its clients on the processes and due diligence required for investment or to sell.

  4. General practice
    RenAscii can handle most routine legal matters at a fraction of the cost of traditional counsel. With over fifteen years of experience as a senior corporate domestic and international in-house attorney, attorney Ruth Hay’s breadth of experience allows her to work quickly and efficiently, tailoring her role as counsel to the demands of her clients while taking into account the size of the company & each client's unique business goals.

  5. Government contracts
    RenAscii can help your company comply with its Federal contracts and flowdowns.

Ruth Hay is an experienced business and transaction attorney having served over fifteen years as a senior corporate attorney to domestic and international clients (Fortune 100, 500 and small businesses) in the information technology, federal government and other industries.

Before pursuing her legal career, Ruth was a professional classical violinist trained at the Royal College of Music, London, England and later owned and successfully ran her own small business.

Ruth obtained her law degree in England before emigrating to the USA and obtaining a Masters degree in Intellectual Property law from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in New York.

Ruth is licensed in Arizona and New York.

Ruth is very passionate and active in her support of the arts and culture and has hosted several small salons for local artists, authors, politicians and musicians. Ruth is also the secretary and a board member of the Friends of European Art, a support organization of the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ruth also devotes her spare time to several charities working to ensure the needs of families, the young and elderly are met.


Ruth Hay
77 E Missouri Ave #32
Phoenix, AZ, 85012

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Posted by Sonia | April 27, 2016
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for all things documents
Ruth has deep experience in many channels of business including software & operating agreements, web service agreements, and can clearly counsel on anything I've ever asked about, while starting my ecommerce market, with vendors and subscribers. Working with Ruth has alleviated a lot of stress and I know she can help write and protect all parties for business and tech ops. Thank you, Ruth!
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Posted by Kathy | February 2, 2016
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Efficient, Professional and Affordable!
Ruth is amazing. I reached out to her to help me understand a free-lance corporate contract. As a business owner, and not having worked the corporate world in a while, I turned to Ruth for help. She walked me through the contract and explained my options. She was very approachable, understanding and responsive.
Posted by Roy | December 5, 2015
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Small Business Startup Advice and Documentation
Ruth was very helpful in assisting us with the development and refining of LLC documents for an important small business opportunity project. Her flat rate payment option provided us with affordable legal counsel without sacrificing quality of service. Ruth is very professional and a joy to work with.
Posted by Linda | December 2, 2015
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Great Results
I asked Ruth to write me a letter to notify my HOA collections attorney that they were chasing money I had already paid. Ruth turned around the letter in under 24 hrs. I sent the letter into HOA and the matter was resolved in a week !
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2015
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Copyright License Agreement
Ruth helped me with a detailed license agreement. She listened to every detail about the options that were to be included in this agreement. I was also pressed for time to start a project within a week. She put together an agreement within a few days in time for my project to start. I look forward to working with Ruth again on other license agreements.
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  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Masters in Intellectual Propety Law
  • 2000
  • Thames Valley University, London, UK
  • Bachelors in Law
  • 1999
  • Royal College of Music, London UK
  • Associate Degrees in Music Performance and Music Teaching
  • 1989


  • Arizona Business Counsel
  • 2016 - Present
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • 2015 - Present
  • Friends of European Art
  • Board Member, Secretary
  • 2014 - Present
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Former Board Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Phoenix Symphony Young Professionals
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Former Vice President of Corporate Counsel Division
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Women small business owners
  • Cookies and Contracts
  • 2016
  • Tempe Studio Photographer Seminars
  • Great Shot! Now What?
  • 2016
  • Phoenix Public Library Business Program
  • Copyright Basics
  • 2016
  • Phoenix Public Library Business Program
  • Introduction to Contracts
  • 2016
  • Phoenix Public Library Business law program
  • Creating and Preserving Value in Business
  • 2016
  • Phoenix Public Library
  • Introduction to Contracts
  • 2016
  • Model Releases and Waivers
  • Model Releases and Waivers
  • 2016
  • Lifetyme Financial Planning Seminar
  • Very Short Introduction to Contracts!
  • 2016
  • Small Business Workshop
  • What Businesses Need to Know to Go Global
  • 2015
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Introduction to Contracts
  • 2015
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Preliminary Agreements, LOIs, Confidentiality Agreements, etc
  • 2013
  • DLA Womens History Month
  • Womens History Month
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Business Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ruth has a broad knowledge of business law and contractual matters and takes a logical approach to the work she does for her clients. She presents legal issues in a clear and understandable way. I fully endorse her for any client seeking a relationship with an attorney who truly cares about her clients."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Not only is Ruth is an extremely intelligent and talented lawyer, she is such a kind person both in and outside the professional world. I wholeheartedly endorse Ruth and would recommend her to any client who is in need of a transaction or business attorney."

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Phoenix Contracts and agreements Lawyer Ruth Hay
Ruth Hay
Contracts and agreements Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 23 years