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Travis J. Jacobs, Esq.

Travis J. Jacobs, Esq.Founding / Managing Partner

Top Boston Lawyer  Travis Jacobs Super Business Lawyer Best Business Lawyer Boston

Bar Admissions: (1) Supreme Court of the United States, (2) Federal District Court of Massachusetts, (3) Federal First Circuit Court of Appeals, and (4) Supreme Judicial Court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Practice Areas: Corporate and Business Law, Contracts, Business Purchase and Sale, Transactional work, Business Litigation and Appeals.

Notable Litigation Cases: Attorney Jacobs has litigated numerous business-related matters (as legal counsel for the plaintiff and defendant) in civil lawsuits before the Superior Court’s Business Litigation Session. His focus is on B2B breach of contract, owner v. owner disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, embezzlement, self-dealing, fraud and ‘freeze-out’ cases.  He also has experience litigating claims against a business’ competitor for violations of the federal Lanham Act including false and/or misleading product advertising, trademark infringement and commercial disparagement. This case involved discovery and depositions in 3 countries, 2 continents, and 4 states. He has successfully arbitrated claims for fraud and breach of contract, among others, on behalf of an investor against a franchise corporation and its founders/investment promoters. He recovered the client’s investment plus attorneys’ fees, costs and interest on behalf of the investor-client. In a case involving a business-client’s claims against a joint venturer for trademark infringement and breach of a non-disclosure / non-compete / non-solicitation agreement, Attorney Jacobs succeeded in obtaining a temporary restraining order against the defendant prohibiting use of the client’s trademarks, logo / graphic and copyrighted materials and, later, a six-figure judgment.  Attorney Jacobs obtained a favorable jury verdict on behalf of a business client in a recent trademark infringement and dilution case. He has also achieved numerous settlements through the use of aggressive and strategic litigation.

Notable Transactional Matters: Attorney Jacobs represents small business clients in the purchase or sale of a business. Notably, he has served as buyer’s or seller’s attorney in the purchase or sale of various types of businesses including home health aids, laundromats, restaurants and bars, beauty salons, transportation companies, a regional paint and hardware goods chain, educational facilities, online retail sales, veterinary clinics, professional services, roofing and construction and more.

Other: Travis was a Member of the Committee for Public Counsel Services’ Criminal Appeals and Post-Convictions Panel for nearly 6 years. As a CPCS Panelist, Travis represented indigent defendants on appellate matters and drafted numerous appellate briefs and Requests for Further Appellate Review for submission to the Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court. He has appeared for oral arguments on numerous cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court including one that was a case of first impression and one that received national attention.

Some notable CPCS Appeals include Commonwealth v. Miller, 78 Mass.App.Ct. 860 (2011), where a motorist was stopped because a rear-view camera obscured the phrase “Spirit of America” on his license plate. The defendant was arrested for OUI. On appeal, the Court held that the trooper had based his stop on a mistake of law,  namely, the entirely erroneous belief that a stripe on the defendant’s license  plate violated 540 Code Mass. Regs. § 2.23(3). Travis also recently argued for the Defendant before the Supreme Judicial Court in Commonwealth v Heather Duncan, an appeal that received national recognition for its impact on Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure and animal rights in Massachusetts. Travis filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari with the United States Supreme Court seeking review of the SJC’s decision in Duncan, but the case has since resolved.

Awards & Recognition:

  1. Selected by BostonMagazine to its inaugural list of Top Boston Lawyers for Civil Litigation.
  2. Selected by SuperLawyers to the Massachusetts Rising Stars for 6 consecutive years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) in recognition of Business Litigation.
  3. Selected by SuperLawyers to the Massachusetts SuperLawyers in 2022, in recognition of Business Litigation.
  4. Selected by ThreeBestRated as one of the 3 best business lawyers in Boston, Massachusetts every year since 2018.
  1. Served on the Executive Board of Starting Out Solo, a non-profit organization that assists and provides intellectual capital resources to attorneys that start a solo law practice directly out of law school, including as the organization’s President from 2020 to 2022.
  2. Appointed as a Member of the Northern Essex Community College Alumni Advisory Board in 2017 to the present.
  3. Appointed as a Member of the Business Law Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association for 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2022-2023
  4. AVVO Client Choice Award 2012, 2013, and (for Contract Law & Business Law) 2014
  5. AVVO Top Contributor Award (Contract Law & Business Law) 2012, 2013 and 2014
  6. AVVO “Superb Lawyer” Rating 2014

Professional Affiliations:

  1. Served on the Executive Board of Starting Out Solo, a non-profit organization that assists and provides intellectual capital resources to attorneys that start a solo law practice directly out of law school, including as the organization’s President from 2020 to 2022.
  2. Appointed as a Member of the Northern Essex Community College Alumni Advisory Board in 2017 to the present.
  3. Appointed as a Member of the Business Law Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association for 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2022-2023
  4. Massachusetts Bar Association Member (since 2008)

Volunteer Work:

  1. In the last 2 years Attorney Jacobs has spearheaded the creation of the “Veteran Innovation Project” — a non-profit designed to help veterans start and maintain a small business with assistance from legal, financial, business and marketing professionals; and he is currently working to advance that organization.
  2. The Jacobs Law LLC is a regular donor to a local public school, NECC, and has volunteered at Cradles-to-Crayons,

Education: Travis holds an M.Sc. in Development Economics and a Certificate in International Law from the London School of Economics, a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, and a B.A. in International Studies from Bentley University where he graduated summa cum laude and is an alumni member of the Falcon Society. He also holds an A.A. in Paralegal Studies from Northern Essex Community College. He completed intern positions at The U.S. Mission to the European Union, Weir Law in Central Hong Kong, China, and the office of Senator Mark C. Montigny at the Massachusetts State House.

    • Suffolk University Law School // Juris Doctorate / Law
    • London School of Economics and Political Science // Certificate in International Law
    • London School of Economics and Political Science // M.Sc., Development Studies (Economics, Global Politics & Society)
    • Bentley University // B.A., International Studies
    • Northern Essex Community College // A.A., Paralegal Studies
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