Jack Hart is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in its Boston office. His practice focuses on government relations at the state and federal level, business strategy, real estate development, public policy, administrative law, and sports law. Prior to working at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborogh, Hart served as Assistant Majority Leader in the Massachusetts State Senate, serving 16 years in the House and Senate.
Hart is expanding the government relations practice in Massachusetts while complementing the Firm’s advocacy practice on the federal level. Through his relationships at all levels of government and his background in economic development issues, Hart is equipped to advocate on behalf of clients to develop and implement successful business strategies. During his tenure on Beacon Hill, Hart co-authored and helped develop key economic development legislation including the 2008 Massachusetts Life Sciences Bill signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick, which assists Massachusetts in solidifying its position as a leader in the life sciences field; the 2005 bill promoting Stem Cell Research in the Commonwealth; and the bill calling for the design and construction of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
Hart also assisted with obtaining capital funding for state of the art research facilities at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and partnered with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino in the creation of the development plan for the South Boston Waterfront and the bustling new "Innovation District." He served as the chair of several committees at the State House including the Join Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, the Biotech Caucus and the Joint committee on Tourism Arts and Cultural Development among others.
Hart serves as an Advisory Board Member to the South Boston Boys and Girls Club, and is an active board member for the Laboure Center, and the Boston Irish Boston Association. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University, a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University's JFK School of Government and his Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law.