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"As a 'business' lawyer, I practice preventative law to keep clients in business and out of trouble."



A corporate and intellectual property attorney with over 40 years of legal experience, Jack primarily concentrates his practice on navigating complex contracts and patents for clients. He has extensive experience helping high-tech start-up companies with intellectual property strategy development to maximize protection and return on investment, including licensing and business development.

Jack manages spinoffs and divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, SEC filings, shareholder meetings, take-over defense strategies, and technology-commercialization programs and ventures. Jack also develops corporate-governance best practices at public and private companies.

Jack additionally has significant experience with both US and foreign distribution networks. He’s obtained millions in grants from the US Department of Defense and through leveraging government purchase contracts, and he has won over $1 million in tax exemptions, incentives, and grants for government economic-development programs.

In addition to his role at Barclay Damon, Jack is a Syracuse University College of Law adjunct and director of the university’s Innovation Law Center.

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Business Council of New York, Company Representative and General Counsels Committee, Energy Committee, and Environmental Committees Member
  • Manufacturers Association of Central New York, Company Representative

Representative Experience

  • Advises and facilitates numerous high-tech start-up companies.
  • Offensively and defensively managed several patent and trademark-infringement suits. Settled the largest case for a $25 million recovery.
  • Repelled a take-over attempt with a ploy that became known as the Polaroid defense.
  • Managed environmental compliance programs, including hazardous-waste sites, various permits and RCRA clean ups.
  • Managed an international trademark and design patent portfolio for a consumer-products company.
  • Developed a comprehensive patent program and reward system, including a business-valuation component.
  • Converted two operating divisions into subsidiaries that were spun off and sold to multinational corporations.
  • Consolidated European distribution companies into a wholly owned subsidiary.

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Of Counsel
  • Blue Highway Inc., Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Legal & Governmental Affairs
  • Welch Allyn, Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel
  • Oneida Ltd, Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel
  • NYS Science & Technology Law Center, Director
  • US Army, Lieutenant Colonel (Res.)

Selected Community Activities

  • First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles, New York, Elder
  • Everson Museum of Art, Former Board of Trustees President
  • CNY Community Foundation, Director
  • CNY Biotech Accelerator, Advisory Board Member
  • MedTech Association, Director

Selected Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Corporate Law, 2022–2023

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Frequent panelist and presenter at universities and MedTech Association events on innovation.

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