Jesse Harlan Alderman

Associate - Boston

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Jesse Alderman concentrates his practice on environmental, real estate, and infrastructure development, with a focus on state and municipal regulatory matters and related litigation. Jesse has counseled large gaming companies in all aspects of their proposed development and licensing of gaming establishments. He has experience in guiding clients through the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) process and securing federal, state and local permits for development, redevelopment and urban renewal projects, including interstate transportation facilities. Jesse also co-chairs the firm’s Marijuana practice group and counsels investors, start-ups and licensees in the industry on state regulatory compliance and strategies to win critical municipal approvals and zoning relief.

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  • Boston College Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2010
  • Columbia University, M.S. in Journalism, 2005
  • Tufts University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2003


  • Dean Dennis Dooley Award for Class Salutatorian
  • Boston College Law Review, Senior Editor
  • Certificate in Land and Environmental Law
  • Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters Award, First Place in Environmental Reporting


  • Boston Bar Association, Environmental Section, Member
  • Supreme Judicial Court Law Clerks Society
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Public Law Section, Member
  • Town of Marblehead Conservation Commission
  • Lecturer in Environmental Law, Boston College Political Science Department
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  • Massachusetts

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  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts