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Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1985,
Editor, Suffolk University Law Review
University of Vermont, B.A., 1982
Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Donald F. Shea,
Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court
Rhode Island Bar Association, 1985
Massachusetts Bar Association, 1986
U.S. District Court, Rhode Island
U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
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Jeff has a breadth of experience in civil litigation matters with an emphasis on land use, construction, creditors' rights, regulatory, and property tax related issues. He has represented financial institutions both as plaintiff and defendant in a wide variety of civil actions in Rhode Island and Massachusetts Courts. These lawsuits have involved defending financial institutions against borrowers’ claims under both state and federal lending laws as well as representing lenders in claims against defaulting borrowers.
In addition to his commercial/business related litigation practice, Jeff works closely with developers and other property owners in analyzing land use projects, identifying necessary approvals and permits and conducting administrative hearings to obtain required permitting and approvals.
Recognized in Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his work in the real estate area
Selected by his peers for inclusion in Rhode Island Super Lawyers
Successfully defended a challenge to the authority of a national mortgage registration entity to exercise all the rights of a mortgagee in Rhode Island.
Successfully defended both residential and commercial lenders in Massachusetts and Rhode Island trials brought by defaulting borrowers claiming both common law and statutory lending violations.
Successfully argued a number of the major land use cases in the Rhode Island Supreme Court, including cases involving the scope of a municipality’s jurisdiction as it relates to coastal waters, major property tax and zoning issues, and the scope of municipal redevelopment agencies’ authority.
Represented the condemning authority in one of the largest land takings in the State of Rhode Island’s history.
Obtained zoning relief and permits for some of the largest recent developments in the State of Rhode Island.
Successfully tried a number of major cases relating to private property rights, state procurement, and other complex commercial and business related litigation.
Represented The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, in the first contested rate hearing in over a decade, establishing tariffs for natural gas rates for commercial and residential natural gas customers.
Represented Rhode Island Public Building Authority in construction contracting and dispute resolution matters.
Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Rhode Island Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
The East Greenwich Track Club
The Odeum Corporation
Jewish Community Day School, Rhode Island
Diabetes Foundation of Rhode Island, Inc.
Jewish Federation of Rhode Island
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