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Jessica Wall and Jonathan Elder Elected Partners at Anderson & Kreiger LLP

by Katelyn Smith
December 13, 2021

Anderson & Kreiger LLP is pleased to announce that Jessica Wall and Jonathan Elder will become partners of the Firm on January 1, 2022.

Photo of Jessica WallJess represents clients on environmental and land use matters. She provides strategic counsel to private and public sector clients and institutions on permitting and transactional matters, compliance, due diligence, and project development.

Jess’s work includes wetlands and waterfront matters, solar development, site remediation, MEPA review, and large project permitting. She leads the permitting team for a large tidal restoration project and helps clients assess various waterfront permitting and planning concerns. Jess has advised clients on regulatory compliance, permitting and redevelopment issues for former and current industrial sites, as well as Superfund and Chapter 21E remediation issues. She has worked with a national utility to help permit complex energy infrastructure projects in New England.

Jess is co-author of the MCLE treatise concerning Chapter 91 and waterfront rights in Massachusetts. She has been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America© in Environmental Law and has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2015.

“Jess and Jon are talented advocates and committed to their clients. Their clients and their colleagues value their expertise and teamwork. We know that they will be outstanding additions to the partnership,” said Colin Van Dyke, Managing Partner.

Jon Elder is a construction lawyer and litigator who regularly advises general contractors, construction managers, design-build contractors, subcontractors, owners, and developers on the full gamut of issues related to construction projects and disputes. In a career spanning nearly two decades, he has represented clients in both “vertical” and “horizontal” projects across a wide range of industry sectors including large-scale commercial and residential, water and sewer, heavy highway, healthcare, hotel/hospitality, and renewable energy. He has expertise in public procurement and advises the firm’s many municipal and public clients in connection with major facilities projects from inception through closeout, efforts that often include preparing bid packages, negotiating contracts, handling bid protests, and resolving project claims and disputes.

Jon applies a practical approach to avoiding and solving clients’ problems. Where disputes are unavoidable, he has earned a reputation as a skilled advocate in mediations, arbitrations, and trials, where he has pursued and defended claims relating to design defects, delay (including lost productivity, interference, etc.), scope and payment disputes, and other issues.

Jon also has substantial experience in commercial (i.e., non-construction related) matters. He has litigated and counseled clients in connection with environmental cleanup cases, condominium, zoning, and land use disputes, airport/aviation matters, and actions arising out of financial and commercial transactions including breach of contract, tortious interference, and unfair business practice claims.

Before joining Anderson & Kreiger in 2018, Jon was a Partner in the Boston-based construction group of a large regional law firm.