Law & Policy

Research, Writing & Media for
Professional Workflows

For attorneys, officials and business leaders seeking to staff surplus projects or efficiently incorporate expertise into their workflow, I offer airtight research, analysis and drafting — I don’t find an answer; I find the answer.

I also lead a comprehensive appellate practice, handling further review in both state and federal courts — from the municipal level through to the U.S. Supreme Court — as well as in administrative and international tribunals, and other governmental units stateside and abroad.

Further, I produce original content for publication and distribution, and design/develop/deploy multimedia presentations for use in boardrooms and courtrooms.

Work Products
Appellate Briefs
Internal & External Memoranda
Complaints & Petitions
Pre-Trial Motions & Discovery
Document Review & Production
Trial Preparation & Digital Media Presentation
Information Architecture & Analytics
Policy RND & Legislative Research, Comparison & Drafting
Transactional & Technical Documents
Reports & Announcements
Short & Long Form Articles
Historical Analyses
Rare Sources & Foreign Materials
Research Tools & Resources
Westlaw / LexisNexis / Fastcase
Ravel / Judicata / Casetext / Logikcull
Hein Online
DPLA / PubMed / PLOS One
R / Stata / Python
nvALT / Sublime Text / TextWrangler / iA Writer
Adobe, Google & Microsoft Suites
Oxford English Dictionary (Unabridged)
Comprehensive Library of Periodicals, Treatises & Casebooks
All Harvard University Libraries

My attention to policy has taken my practice to several jurisdictions, and permitted me to work rigorously in multiple disciplines — including media, intellectual property, real estate, professional liability, municipal/legislative, constitutional, international, construction, regulatory/administrative, corporate and commercial, labor/employment, environmental, maritime, insurance, education, trusts/estates, nonprofit, and tax, among others. Research and writing is available within any discipline, as well as on fundamental issues of American law and jurisprudence.

While I most often tackle matters in accordance with existing law, I appreciate stewarding issues the law does not yet reach, either because they are rapidly developing or inadequately addressed by demonstrably preferential policy, or because there is demand for a predictive application of law to emerging technology.

The time is now 23:12:34 at my office in Boston MA USA. Your local time is 23:12:34. I remain available twenty-four hours a day for clients and emergencies. For new client inquiries, or for more comprehensive attention, please contact me during extended business hours.

Media + Arts + Tech


I am native to media, arts and tech – as a former touring musician, as one who can and does code, and as a maker fluent in design and multimedia content development (audio, video, photo, graphic, analog, textual). This overlap of niche and background allows me to efficiently and peerlessly integrate legal and creative for clients working in expressive spaces.


They are called organizations for good reason. Getting and staying documented, well-papered, compliant, and aligned with pragmatic protocols is prime among best practices. General counsel and correct governance are as important to closely-held companies as they are to those seeking or deploying external funding. There are few investments more sound than a solid foundation.


Optimizing a deal requires focussed and technical drafting. What multiple collaborators have in mind when they begin does not automatically manifest when a concept is translated into the physical world. Get ahead of junctures, pivots and transitions. Reflecting on the page what is intended at heart is the ultimate efficiency.


There are few disciplines as relevant and fluid as copyright. The media space has enjoyed rapid development over recent decades. Law is not always so quick to follow. Navigating ownership of content is a primary concern for creative enterprises.


Impact and impression are salable and demand attention, from protecting to capitalizing. Define your brand, put on a search, definitively document, and enforce with intent – or share, collaborate and cross-pollinate.

Trade Secrets

Assets come in variegated forms – not always capitally quantifiable or neatly captured by intellectual property regimes. But proprietary information can be of principal, or even singular value. Safeguard, manage and leverage such resources prudently and productively.


One of the most important tools in the kit of creative profit is the flexibility and extensibility that adept licensing affords. Do it well – do it right.


Interfacing with public agencies is a vastly different experience than cutting deals in the private sector. Conventions, ethics, regulations, policy, and sinuous procedure need not block your path forward. Additionally, the First Amendment was written for you – stand on it.


There will almost certainly come a time when dispute crops up and grows entrenched, or rights and obligations are transgressed or ignored. Less talk, more action – bring deft advocacy and mastery of process into play.


Creation is nothing if uninspired. Your vocation is to deploy vision and bridge the gap between what is known and unknown, what is possible and impossible. Apply the very same foresight to your company and your career. Chance favors the prepared mind.