Adam R. Necrason

Adam is a Founding and Managing member of the firm.

Practice Areas

Planning, managing and implementing State capitol and public dialogue advocacy for matters relating to: Education , Appropriations, Tax Policy, Conservation, Environment, Land Use and Development, Energy Policy, Utilities, Solid Waste, Transportation, Human Services, Professional Regulation, the Judiciary, Consumer Protection, Insurance, Housing, Health Care, Substance Abuse, Tobacco, Drug Policy, Civil Rights, Employment, Labor, and Special Projects.

Adam is Vermont’s leading expert on how 501c3, c4, and c6 nonprofit organizations’ advocacy and lobbying activity is enabled and governed by the Internal Revenue Code and the state lobbying laws. He regularly provides trainings on these matters for the Vermont Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations.

Adam has special public and media relations expertise that clients tap for everything from statehouse steps press conferences and placement of feature editorial pieces to management of major paid media and public relations campaigns (TV, radio, print, direct mail, door-to-door canvassers).

Education

Vermont Law School (Juris Doctor, 1996)
Vermont Law School (Master of Environmental Law, Magna Cum Laude, 1996)
University of Massachusetts (Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, 1993).

Professional Background

After graduating law school, Adam was an associate at the law firm of Mickenberg, Dunn, Sirotkin & Dorsch, where he supported complex consumer litigation and state house lobbying.

Since 1998, Adam has worked exclusively in Vermont state government and public affairs.

Adam has been a lead advocate for many state capital victories, including: HMO consumer protections, Downtown revitalization, Clear-cutting restrictions, Opiate addiction treatment and prevention, Auto insurance consumer protections, and over $100M of state funding for affordable housing construction and land conservation.

Adam has also aided local citizen groups confronting complex issues.

Community Involvement

Adam has been a volunteer leader for Habitat for Humanity, the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation, the Northern Appalachian Restoration Project, and 20/20 Vision.


Adam lives in Jericho with his wife Diana and their children. They recently rebuilt a dilapidated 1860 farmhouse near the village center, which is a family project that continues.