J. WAYNE is the founding partner of the firm and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and Boston College Law School. Mr. Wayne is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar as well as the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Court of Military Appeals. Mr. Wayne specializes in business transactions and is also well versed in all licensing and permitting matters, representing clients before local administrative boards, zoning boards, the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, and federal regulatory agencies. Other areas of practice include complex litigation, labor law, corporate acquisition, and media law.
A leading expert and frequent lecturer on licensing and permitting matters, in 2012 and 2013 Mr. Wayne chaired panels on alcoholic beverages issues with Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. He recently lectured on Title IX issues and the qualities of trustees for public colleges and universities with the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities. Mr. Wayne also serves on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Boston and the Board of Advisors at Salem State University.
Mr. Wayne was appointed by Governor Weld in 1994 to serve as Chairperson of the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council. He also served as a member of the Massachusetts Real Estate Board and was vice president of the Cape Cod Baseball League and also as General Manager of the Brewster Whitecaps. Mr. Wayne is the past Chairman of the Salem State College Board of Trustees and served as Commissioner of the Asian American Commission.