Jesse Harlan Alderman

Partner, Co-Chair, Cannabis Practice - 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, permitting and related litigation. Jesse has experience guiding clients through issues of state regulatory compliance, such as under MEPA, Article 97, Wetlands Protection Act and Chapter 21E, and devising strategies to win critical municipal approvals and zoning relief. He advises both municipal entities and those who appear before them on matters related to zoning, urban redevelopment and public procurement. 

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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

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  • 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