Research & Writing

Research & Writing for Professional Workflows

For lawyers, policymakers and others seeking to efficiently incorporate expertise into their workflow, I offer research, analysis and drafting.

I work in both state and federal courts — from the municipal level through to the U.S. Supreme Court — as well as in administrative tribunals and other governmental units stateside and abroad. I also produce original content for publication and distribution.

Work Product
Appellate Briefs
Internal & External Memoranda
Complaints & Petitions
Pre-Trial Motions & Discovery
Legislation & Policy Memoranda
Transactional & Technical Documents
Reports & Announcements
Short & Long Form Articles
Historical Analyses
Rare Sources & Foreign Materials
Research Resources
Westlaw / LexisNexis / Fastcase
Ravel / Judicata / Casetext
Hein Online
JSTOR / EBSCO / JAMA / ABI INFORM
DPLA / PubMed / PLOS One
Oxford English Dictionary (Unabridged)
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, 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.

If you have any questions about what I do or whether I can help you, please do not hesitate to call and talk them over.

Thank you – after years building a practice I cherish, and serving clients I esteem, I am merging into a firm to efficiently manage growth and work nearer to home on the South Shore outside of Boston. However, not much but the top-line name is expected to change. Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions – my integrated text/tele/fax number is perpetual.
Media + Arts + Tech

Attributes

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.

Corporate

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.

Contracting

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.

Copyright

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.

Trademark

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.

Licensing

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.

Regulatory

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.

Litigation

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.

Strategic

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.