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Hon. James E. Vallee



James Vallee is the practice group leader of the Government Relations & Public Policy group and a member of the Real Estate practice group. Jim works with large and mid-size corporate and non-profit clients providing strategic advice on government relations matters, including executive branch and legislative lobbying on policy, regulatory, and procurement matters at both the state and federal levels. Jim also serves as managing partner of the Boston office.

What do you focus on?

I draw on my 30 years of experience as a Real Estate and corporate lawyer, a Massachusetts legislator and leader, and my military experience to provide strategic counsel to large and mid-size publically and privately held companies, nonprofit entities, and associations on complex government relations, legal, policy, regulatory, and compliance matters that affect their industries and their companies. I help shape clients’ goals and agenda to ensure that they are well positioned under existing state and federal laws and regulations, as well as lobby the legislative and executive branches to achieve my clients’ objectives.

I leverage my years of experience in government to help my clients anticipate legislative policy and regulatory changes that may affect their industry and their companies’ goals in the future. I work with my clients to deepen their understanding of public policy to help them make good, strategic business decisions for their companies’ state, national, and international operations.

I also have a robust real estate practice and work with real estate clients on complex transactions, including large zoning and permitting matters, ground and master leases, development and management agreements, acquisitions, dispositions, and financings.

What do you see on the horizon?

The growing intersection between the public and private sector provides both opportunities and challenges for companies in shaping their strategic growth goals.

Nixon Peabody names new managing partner in Boston

The Boston Globe | August 01, 2022

This article features the appointment of Jim Vallee as managing partner of the firm’s Boston office, mentioning his nearly two decades as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The article also mentions former Boston office managing partner Chris Froeb for his selection to lead the firm’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice.

Nixon Peabody names Jim Vallee managing partner in Boston

Boston Business Journal | July 25, 2022

This article highlights the appointment of Jim Vallee as managing partner of the firm’s Boston office, mentioning his military service and details of his time on Beacon Hill as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The article also quotes Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago and mentions former Boston office managing partner Chris Froeb, and his selection to lead the firm’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice.

Nixon Peabody appoints former legislator to lead Boston office

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | July 25, 2022

This article highlights the appointment of Jim Vallee as managing partner of the firm’s Boston office, noting his military service and details of his time on Beacon Hill as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | July 21, 2022

This roundup of legal industry news includes the selection of Jim Vallee as the new managing partner of the firm’s Boston office. The article notes Jim’s previous role as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Contact

James E. Vallee

Partner
Boston Office Managing Partner
Practice Group Leader, Government Relations & Public Policy Group

Boston

Phone: 617-345-1313


Fax: 877-440-1618

Syracuse University, National Security Fellow, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

U.S. Army Infantry School, Ft. Benning, Georgia

U.S. Army Judge Advocate General School, University of Virginia

New England School of Law, J.D.

Providence College, B.A.

U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas

Massachusetts

James Vallee and Mo Cowan on economic development in Massachusetts

James Vallee and Jay Gonzalez on Massachusetts Health Care Reform

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