Attorney. Lobbyist. Advocate.

Jeffrey helps local, regional and national clients navigate state and local government by engaging with the people critical to his clients' business success. The power and importance of personal relationships is one of Jeffrey’s core values.

About Jeffrey

EXPERIENCE

  • Past Chief of Staff to Rhode Island General Treasurer
  • Past Providence City Solicitor  
  • Plaintiff Trial Lawyer for 19 years
  • Treasurer of Rhode Island Democratic Party
  • Co-Chair (RI) of Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama
  • Chairman of Jewish Collaborative Services
  • Past President of Jewish Seniors Agency of Rhode Island
  • Past President of Rhode Island Association for Justice


AWARDS

  • Extraordinary Leadership Award (2019) from Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies for exceptional work toward addressing human service needs in Rhode Island
  • Maurice Glicksman Leadership Award (2017) by Jewish Seniors Agency of RI   
  • Wiedemann Wysocki Award (2003, 2005, 2010) for significant contributions to Civil Justice System 


AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Municipal and Government Law
  • Strategic Advocacy - State and Municipal
  • Representation before Boards & Commissions
  • Land Use, Zoning & Approvals
  • Taxes & Incentives - State and Municipal
  • Licensing
  • Real Estate Development
  • Regulatory Matters
  • Cannabis Regulations and Transactions (RI + MA)
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • Litigation - Local Counsel


CLIENTS - Current and Former

  • Real Estate Developers
  • Shopping Mall Operator
  • Real Estate Management Co.
  • Engineering & Infrastructure Co.
  • Restaurants, Liquor Stores & Gas Stations
  • Small Businesses
  • Private Equity & Hedge Funds
  • Community Development Corps.
  • International Petrochemical Co.
  • Cannabis Businesses


EDUCATION

  • Emory University, BA
  • Suffolk University Law School, JD
  • Harvard University, Certificate: Cybersecurity, Managing Risk in the Information Age