Specialties: â€¢ Contract Drafting, Negotiation & Management â€¢ Privacy Regulation, Compliance & Consulting â€¢ Regulatory and Administrative Compliance â€¢ Real Estate Site Acquisition & Permitting â€¢ Business Litigation â€¢ Land Use and Real Estate Litigation
I concentrate my practice in two general areas, business law and real estate development law.
For my business clients, I assist in the full life-cycle of traditional and high-technology ventures including privacy regulation and compliance, choice of entity and formation decisions, partnership, capitalization and financing, contracting, licensing and intellectual property matters, and the resolution of business disputes and other challenges.
For my real estate development clients I focus on real estate development, affordable housing, permitting, land use and zoning matters, as well as the corporate, partnership and other business and litigation issues inherent in the business of development.
In addition, I am an Adjunct Professor of Law at the New England School of Law where I teach Legal Research and Writing.
I am also active in my community, serving as the director of the Under 14 Program for the Framingham United Soccer Club and as a coach for a U8 team and a U14 boys team. When not injured, I play soccer and am a bicyclist and jogger (when not recovering from soccer injuries). I serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals on Framingham and am proud to be a Member of the Board of the Michael Lisnow Respite Center in Hopkinton. In the past, I have served as President of the Board of the Dismas House of Massachusetts, as a Mock Trial Coach in the Worcester Middle Schools and as a Human Rights Committee Member for Charles River Health Management.
• Contract Drafting, Negotiation & Management
• Privacy Regulation, Compliance & Consulting
• Regulatory and Administrative Compliance
• Real Estate Site Acquisition & Permitting
• Business Litigation
• Land Use and Real Estate Litigation
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Magna Cum Laude||New England School of Law||1993|
|Trustee's Academic Scholarship||New England School of Law||1992|
|New England Scholar||New England School of Law||1991|
|Principal||Meltzer Law Offices||2000 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||New England School of Law||1997 - Present|
|Associate||Fusaro, Altomare & Ermilio||1996 - 2000|
|Trial Attorney||Committee for Public Counsel Services||1994 - 1996|
|Clerk to Justice Mel L. Greenberg||Appeals Court of Massachusetts||1993 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|International Association of Privacy Professionals||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Mass. Superior Court Criminal Practice Manual||Co-Author: Forensic Evidence and Expert Witnesses||1999|
|Journal of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys||Efficient and Effective Written Advocacy in the Massachusetts Courts: A View from Beside the Bench.||1994|
|New England Law Review||Comment, Harmelin v. Michigan: Contemporary Morality and Constitutional Objectivity, 27 New Eng. L. Rev. 749 (1993).||1993|
|New England School of Law||N/A||1993|
|Brandeis University||Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|Applied Systems National Users Group||Risks in Cyberspace||2000|
|Britton v. Zoning Bd. of Appeals of Gloucester, 59 Mass. App. Ct. 68 (2003).||Obtained reversal of trial court.|
|Commonwealth v. Calvo, 41 Mass. App. Ct. 903 (1996)|
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