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Jessica A. Graf

Counsel

Boston
Direct: (617) 946-8322
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Jessica Graf is counsel in the Real Estate and Corporate Departments of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Boston office.

Ms. Graf's practice includes representing  clients in a wide variety of real estate and related commercial transactions throughout the United States, including acquisition, disposition and development of commercial, industrial and multi-family real estate and related financing  transactions, as well as lease transactions involving office, retail and industrial properties, parking and warehouse facilities, and other commercial real estate. She is experienced in a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions, with a particular emphasis on real estate conveyancing, development, financing and investments. Ms. Graf also has a strong expertise in the tax incentives available for renewable energy projects and related requirements, including such U.S. tax incentives as the Production Tax Credits (PTC), Investment Tax Credits (ITC) and the U.S. Treasury Grant, and represented many of the active tax equity investors in the industry, having closed several high-profile wind, geothermal and solar projects in the United States. She also has advised clients on all aspects of environmental law, including transactional and compliance audits, permitting, enforcement, compliance, crisis management and response services, training, labeling and communication, environmental management systems and legislative and regulatory developments.

Ms. Graf was nominated for MIT Energy Initiative’s C3E clean energy Award in Law and Finance Leadership and is listed among the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's Top Women of Law and the Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.  While attending law school, she was the Executive Director for the Suffolk University Law Review.  She has volunteered at Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Boston’s Children’s Hospital and worked on Boston College Law School’s research memoranda submission to the National Commission on BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Compendium.  Having studied abroad in Geneva, Switzerland, Ms. Graf is also conversant in French.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Graf has written numerous articles and client alerts and has been interviewed by a wide variety national and local publications. She is a frequent speaker on renewable energy and environmental matters and regularly lectures at Boston College Law School.

Jessica Graf is counsel in the Real Estate and Corporate Departments of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Boston office.

Ms. Graf's practice includes representing  clients in a wide variety of real estate and related commercial transactions throughout the United States, including acquisition, disposition and development of commercial, industrial and multi-family real estate and related financing  transactions, as well as lease transactions involving office, retail and industrial properties, parking and warehouse facilities, and other commercial real estate. She is experienced in a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions, with a particular emphasis on real estate conveyancing, development, financing and investments. Ms. Graf also has a strong expertise in the tax incentives available for renewable energy projects and related requirements, including such U.S. tax incentives as the Production Tax Credits (PTC), Investment Tax Credits (ITC) and the U.S. Treasury Grant, and represented many of the active tax equity investors in the industry, having closed several high-profile wind, geothermal and solar projects in the United States. She also has advised clients on all aspects of environmental law, including transactional and compliance audits, permitting, enforcement, compliance, crisis management and response services, training, labeling and communication, environmental management systems and legislative and regulatory developments.

Ms. Graf was nominated for MIT Energy Initiative’s C3E clean energy Award in Law and Finance Leadership and is listed among the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's Top Women of Law and the Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.  While attending law school, she was the Executive Director for the Suffolk University Law Review.  She has volunteered at Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Boston’s Children’s Hospital and worked on Boston College Law School’s research memoranda submission to the National Commission on BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Compendium.  Having studied abroad in Geneva, Switzerland, Ms. Graf is also conversant in French.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Graf has written numerous articles and client alerts and has been interviewed by a wide variety national and local publications. She is a frequent speaker on renewable energy and environmental matters and regularly lectures at Boston College Law School.

Education

  • J.D., Suffolk University School of Law, cum laude

  • B.A., Wheaton College, magna cum laude
    Studied International Relations, French Culture and History and European Studies at the University of Geneva

Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Courts

  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Supreme Court

Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association
  • American Wind Energy Association
  • Women in the Environment
  • Associated Industries of Massachusetts and NAIOP
  • National Association of Professional Women

Accolades

  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top Women of Law Honoree (2017)
  • MIT Energy Initiative’s C3E clean energy Award in Law and Finance Leadership Nominee
  • Listed among Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell