Jeff's telecommunications practice is focused on the zoning, permitting, regulatory compliance, project siting, and project management of wireless communications facilities. He represents telecommunications tower companies, wireless telephone providers, personal communications service (PCS) providers, and major telephone companies in a variety of infrastructure development projects across New York and Vermont. Jeff provides strategic advice and zoning/permitting approaches to achieve aggressive development schedules in the highly competitive wireless communications field. Jeff also serves as national zoning compliance legal planner for a major PCS wireless provider. Jeff has a niche experience in the zoning and siting of complex development projects, including wireless infrastructure in the Adirondack Park.
Jeff is chair of the Telecommunications Practice Area chair and Regulatory Practice Group. He is also one of the primary points of contact for the firm’s largest Environmental Practice Area clients. In the environmental arena, Jeff advises clients on resolving liability and minimizing financial exposure involving contaminated legacy sites. He has extensive experience on complex Superfund sites involving contaminated soils, sediments and waterways, as well as the identification of third parties and sources and natural resource damages (NRD). Jeff represents clients on regulatory compliance and enforcement of federal environmental regulations and state counterparts including the Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the Toxic Substances and Control Act (TSCA). He regularly counsels clients with regard to compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).
- Vermont Law School, J.D., Vermont Law Review, 2000
- State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, B.S., magna cum laude, 1996
- New York, 2001
- New York State Bar Association
- Martindale-Hubbell “BV” Peer Review Rated for High to Very High Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
- Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner