Jeffrey R. Porter: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Jeffrey R. Porter

Phone617.348.1711

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Environmental Law
  • Enforcement Defense
  • Regulatory Compliance, Permitting, Approvals & Appeals
  • Superfund & RCRA Representation
  • Brownfield Remediation & Redevelopment
  • Education
  • Transactional Representation
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Energy & Clean Technology
  • Retail & Consumer Products
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.348.1711
Fax: 617-542-2241
Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name @mintz.com (e.g., rmintz@mintz.com)

http://www.mintz.com/professionals/detail/name/jeffrey-r-porter
 
University Bates College, B.A., 1985
 
Law SchoolCornell University, J.D., 1988
 
Admitted1988, Massachusetts
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, Board of Directors, MassDevelopment

•Vice Chair, Trustee Council, The Nature Conservancy (and Board Member of Massachusetts Chapter)

•Trustee, Massachusetts Environmental Trust

•Member, Bureau of Waste Site Clean Up Advisory Committee, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

•Former Board Member, Boston Harbor Island Alliance (past Vice-Chair and Treasurer)

•Member, American Bar Association

•Member, Massachusetts Bar Association

•Member, Boston Bar Association

 
Biography

Jeff is Chair of the firm's Environmental Law Practice and a member of the firm's Policy Committee. For over 25 years, he has advised clients regarding the most complex environmental regulatory compliance and permitting issues.

His extensive litigation and transactional experience provides him with unique insight, enabling him to deliver integrated legal, political, technical, and risk management solutions to the challenges facing owners of contaminated properties.

As a result of Jeff's deep experience in redeveloping contaminated properties, he was appointed to the MassDevelopment Board of Directors by Governor Deval Patrick in December 2013. He also serves as a Trustee of the Massachusetts Environmental Trust, a position to which he was appointed by Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan; and on several Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection advisory panels, including the Bureau of Waste Site Clean Up Advisory Committee.

Jeff is the Vice-Chair of The Nature Conservancy's Trustee Council, having previously served as the Chair and Vice-Chair of The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts. The Trustee Council is a catalyst for engagement of the Conservancy's volunteer leaders worldwide and collaboration between them and the Conservancy's leadership.

He advised the Massachusetts Legislature's Committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture during the drafting of the 1998 Brownfield legislation that has spurred the beneficial redevelopment of underutilized former industrial sites across the Commonwealth.

He lives in Wayland, Massachusetts, with his wife, Jill, and their two children.

Newsroom

• Sixty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2015 Edition , ( 08.18.2014 )

• Fifty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2014 Guide , ( 05.23.2014 )

• Mintz Levin Attorney Jeffrey R. Porter Appointed to MassDevelopment Board of Directors , ( 01.15.2014 )

• Seventy-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars , ( 10.21.2013 )

• Mintz Levin Attorney Jeffrey R. Porter Elected Vice-Chair of Nature Conservancy Trustee Council , ( 10.11.2013 )

• Sixty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2014 Edition , ( 08.15.2013 )

• Forty-Eight Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2013 Guide , ( 05.24.2013 )

• Mintz Levin Named 2012 Environmental Law Firm of the Year by Acquisition International , ( 01.10.2013 )

• Seventy-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars , ( 10.22.2012 )

• Sixty Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 Edition , ( 08.24.2012 )

• Quoted in Romney Plan Puts States at Helm of Oil, Gas Development , Law360 ( 08.23.2012 )

• Forty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2012 Guide , ( 06.07.2012 )

• Quoted in Keystone Pipeline Alive Despite Permit Denial , Law360 ( 01.18.2012 )

• Quoted in Environmental Cases to Watch in 2012 , Law360 ( 01.01.2012 )

• Acquisition International Names Mintz Levin US Environmental Law Firm of the Year for 2011 , ( 12.01.2011 )

• Fifty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , ( 10.21.2011 )

• Forty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2012 Edition , ( 09.06.2011 )

• Thirty Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2011 Guide , ( 03.21.2011 )

• Quoted in Final Claims Subrogation Could Leave BP Big Winner , Law360 ( 11.19.2010 )

• Forty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , ( 10.19.2010 )

• Thirty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2011 Edition , ( 08.11.2010 )

• Mintz Levin Adds Six Attorneys to Chambers USA 2010 Guide , ( 03.23.2010 )

• Forty-Eight Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , ( 10.27.2009 )

• Thirty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2010 Edition , ( 07.31.2009 )

• Chambers USA Names 22 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in Their Fields for 2009 , ( 06.12.2009 )

• Quoted in Q&A With Board Chairman Jeff Porter , The Nature Conservancy ( 02.2009 )

• Twenty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2009 Edition , ( 01.21.2009 )

• Jeffrey R. Porter Appointed Chairman of The Nature Conservancy's Massachusetts Board of Trustees , ( 01.09.2009 )

• Forty-Six Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , ( 10.29.2008 )

• Chambers USA Names 20 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in their Fields for 2008 , ( 06.18.2008 )

• Forty-Five Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , ( 10.25.2007 )

• Twenty-Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2008 Edition , ( 09.05.2007 )

• Chambers USA Names 19 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in Their Fields for 2007 , ( 06.15.2007 )

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America: Environmental Law, Litigation (2006 - 2015)

Chambers USA: Massachusetts (Band 1) - Environment (2004 - 2014)

Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Environmental (2004 - 2013)

Acquisition International Legal Award, US Environmental Law Firm of the Year (2011 - 2013)

Who's Who in American Law

Who's Who in the World

Who's Who in America

Guide to the World's Leading Environmental Lawyers

The International Who's Who of Environmental Lawyers

•Phi Beta Kappa

•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Publications

• Author, EPA Overreaching , The National Law Journal ( 04.09.2012 )

• Co-author, Sackett v. EPA: Property Owners May Challenge EPA Orders , Environmental Alert ( 04.02.2012 )

• Co-author, Setting Straight the EPA on the Cost of Removing PCBs , Law 360 ( 03.14.2012 )

• Co-author, EPA Seeks Comment on Minor Reinterpretation of Rules on PCBs in Building Materials , Environmental Alert ( 03.06.2012 )

• Co-author, Sackett v. EPA: United States Supreme Court Critical of EPA , Environmental Alert ( 01.12.2012 )

• Author, Surviving the Enforcement First Culture , Aspatore ( 08.01.2011 )

• The Second Circuit Reinstates Global Warming Federal Nuisance Claims against Utilities: Connecticut, et al. v. American Electric Power Co., Inc., et al. , Environmental Law Alert ( 10.01.2009 )

Speaking Engagements

• Speaker, The New Massachusetts Contingency Plan: Vapor Intrusion , Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA (06.06.2014)

• Speaker, Litigation and Compliance Strategies After Burlington Northern, Hazardous Wastes and Site Remediation: Legal and Policy Developments , American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Washington, DC (04.07.2010)

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Obtaining what may be the largest private party Superfund response cost recovery in Massachusetts history after filing a motion for summary judgment of the responsible party's liability; Representing a pharmaceutical manufacturer in connection with the acquisition of a portion of a former military base for the construction of a large-scale biologics manufacturing facility; Obtaining a dismissal of contamination-related property damage claims made by the owner of an industrial property against its long-time tenant; Successfully defending a client against a claim that it was responsible for contamination of a municipal water supply
 
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