Biography

Jamie is Preti Flaherty's senior attorney in public finance transactions and has more than 45 years of experience in this field. He has served as counsel to the underwriters of bonds issued by governmental entities in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. He also has served as bond counsel to governmental issuers in Maine and New Hampshire and as counsel to governmental entities and borrowers of tax-exempt funds. He has prepared and reviewed bond resolutions and indentures, official statements and primary disclosure, bond purchase contracts, SEC rule 15c2-12 continuing disclosure agreements, surveys of the securities laws of the 50 states, and other documents required for bond issues. Before joining Preti Flaherty, he served as General Counsel to the Maine State Housing Authority and as General Counsel to the Finance Authority of Maine.

Professional Activities

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • American College of Bond Counsel
  • Past Chair, Amicus Review Committee of the National Association of Bond Lawyers which is responsible for analyzing judicial matters relating to municipal bond law and for overseeing submission of amicus briefs in matters of importance to the Association.

Honors & Recognition

  • Approved to Serve as Municipal Bond Counsel by Maine Municipal Bond Bank, New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development
  • In years past, ranked as the number one underwriter's counsel firm in both Maine and New Hampshire and among the top 100 underwriter's counsel firms nationally.
  • Listed in the Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace directory (the “Red Book”)
  • Listed in Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Member, Town of China Broadband Advisory Committee (May 2017 – Present)
  • Member, Town of China Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Advisory Committee (November 2020 – Present)
  • President, Princeton University Class of 1971 (July 2021 – Present)

Presentations

  • Served as a panelist on securities disclosure and other matters at annual Bond Attorneys' Workshops of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

Firm Highlights

News

Greg Hansel Named Top 25 Attorney of the Northeast Region by Attorney Intel

Preti Flaherty attorney Greg Hansel has been named one of the Top 25 Attorneys of the Northeast Region for 2024 by Attorney Intel . This year’s class of attorneys has been recognized for excelling...

Publication

Maine Becomes Seventh State to Enact Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA)

Maine is now the latest state to enact the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA)—following New Jersey, Oregon (substantially similar), Utah, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Washington. UPEPA aims to provide a clear framework for the...

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Understanding the Impact of the FTC’s New Noncompete Ban on Your Construction Business

A few weeks ago, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) attracted considerable media coverage when it issued its final rule banning noncompete agreements for workers in most circumstances and making existing noncompetes for the vast...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Trusts and Estates Attorney Dianne Ricardo to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Dianne Ricardo has joined the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Based out of the firm’s Concord, New Hampshire office, Dianne focuses her practice on comprehensive estate...

Event

Solving Problems During the Construction Process

Understanding the variety of construction contracts available and the specifics of each is essential for protecting your project and legal interests. At this interactive Half Moon Seminars webinar, Preti Flaherty attorney John Cronan will...

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Preti’s Sig Schutz Recognized as Member of NHPR’s Pulitzer-Finalist Team

Preti First Amendment attorney Sig Schutz has been recognized as “a core member of the [NHPR] team” involved in a podcast honored as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in the audio journalism category.  The podcast...

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Compliance for Two—What Employers Need to Know about the Newly Effective Final Regulation for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

On June 18, 2024 the final rule from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) takes effect, clarifying employers' obligations under this landmark legislation. Effective since June 27...

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Massachusetts High Court Issues Important Ruling Impacting Prompt Pay Act

Earlier today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued an order in the matter of Business Interiors Floor Covering Business Trust v. Graycor Construction Co. Inc. This decision presents the high court’s first ruling clarifying...

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Veto Day and Final Day of the 131st Legislature

The Legislature convened on Friday, May 10 th for Veto Day to take action on the six bills objected to by the Governor. As expected, all six vetoes were sustained by lawmakers allowing  Governor...

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10 Preti Attorneys, 6 Practice Groups Honored in National Rankings

Ten Preti Flaherty attorneys and six practice groups have been selected by Chambers USA for inclusion in their premiere annual list of America’s leading lawyers. Preti is recognized for excellence in the practice areas...