Raymond D. Jennings, III
Legal Business Expert
On March 16, 2012, Raymond wrote:
I'm an attorney here in
I've been in private practice for 17 years now. All of my experience is on the "civil" side of things. I
don't do any criminal defense work. I run my own small law firm, and I have for 17 years. I presently have two partners, one does bankruptcies, the other does divorce work. Personally, I have experience in real estate development, estate planning and administration, and personal injury.
The more relevant experience comes from having represented countless businesses over the years. I have helped form the business entities, drafted partnership agreements, leases, employment agreements, licensing agreements, non-competes, etc. I also have considerable litigation experience. I have tried many cases in the State and Federal courts here in Massachusetts. Some of those cases involved business disputes, fraudulent conduct, and piecing the corporate veil. In other words, I am well versed in corporate behavior and our legal system in general.
My interest in alternative energy began in earnest only about four or five years ago.
In particular, I have explored business opportunities in wind and solar, but I
don't see those as a holistic solutions to our energy problems.
I investigated waste to energy as a possible business venture. They were (and are) primarily an engineering firm. They developed a method of pelletizing solid waste, and then, using a gasification process, they generated electricity. The entire unit they developed could be transported within a standard cargo container. They were actually using a unit to power their 20,000 square foot office building, using only the trash that they generated on site. To make a long story short, I had scheduled visit to
them to discuss licensing the technology, when they abruptly cancelled. The next day they announced they had been awarded several multi-million dollar contracts with the U.S. military. The Army soon commandeered the unit for
"further testing" and I never heard another word from them. So, that's my personal experience with the shelving of energy technology.
Over the past several years, I have provided legal advice to groups trying to develop alternative energy, some of which you undoubtedly know, but for obvious reasons, I
can't disclose them without their express permission.
My undergraduate degree is in Political Science. I have studied the middle east and peak oil. I have thought long and hard about the politics of energy. I am aware of the very real conspiracy between our government and the many psychopathic corporations in the oil industry (and other industries). I am not focused on the problems though, I am only interested in promoting solutions. It is the only way forward.
On a personal level, I am heavily involved in charitable and benevolent organizations. I am a member of the local Rotary Club, The Elks, the Moose, the Elder Support Counsel, and many others. In fact, roughly three years ago, I founded a network of charitable, benevolent, non-profit, governmental and fraternal organizations called the B.O.S.S. Network (Benevolent Organizations of the South Shore). If you go to our facebook page, you can watch a video (just the first half) of a recent interview I gave on this subject. (There is a one minute delay at the start of the video.)
It's a bit off topic, but I think it will give you as good an idea as anything of who I am, and what
I'm all about.
I have a large network of clients that I could pull together to manufacture, distribute and service. I could pull together some investors too, if needed. These are all very sophisticated and competent business people.
I'm also a bit of a tinkerer. A few years ago, I build an stainless steel induction heater that heats my hot tub with wood, instead of electricity. My friends probably secretly think
I'm a bit crazy, but I can heat that tub up in just 2 hours instead of 24, even in the snow! I attached some pictures of my invention, so that you can have a laugh. As you can imagine, I often get comments like,
"but wait, I thought you were a lawyer!"
I feel in my bones that we are on the cusp of a major breakthrough in energy. I also know that I have a valuable contribution to make to this effort.
Raymond D. Jennings, III
Jennings, Jennings & Fishman
775 Pleasant Street, Suite 7
Weymouth, MA 02189
- Work Phone: +1 (781) 337-4221 x 203
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Last updated March 20, 2012