BOSTON –Attorneys Michael McCormack and Peter Stahl have been appointed to the Massachusetts Advisory Council of the New England Legal Foundation (NELF), the leading non-profit public interest law firm in the region dedicated to addressing policy and constitutional concerns related to free enterprise.
Michael McCormack is the Senior Vice President, Legal, at Boston-based American Tower Corporation, one of the largest global real estate investment trusts and a leading independent owner, operator and developer of wireless and broadcast communications real estate. Its global portfolio includes approximately 221,000 communications sites, including more than 43,000 properties in the United States and Canada and more than 177,000 properties internationally. At American Tower, Mr. McCormack has worked in a broad number of legal areas, including mergers and acquisitions, both domestically and abroad (e.g., South Africa, India, Colombia, etc.), as well as domestic litigation, employment law, board governance and securities. Before joining American Tower, Mr. McCormack was with the Boston office of the global law firm Bingham McCutchen. He holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School.
Peter Stahl is the General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of NDVR, a wealth optimization company headquartered in Boston that advises high net worth clients across the U.S. NDVR designs and manages sophisticated portfolios for its clients that are personalized, adaptive, and efficient for the purposes of growing wealth, protecting planned cash flows, and efficiently transferring wealth to the next generation. At NDVR, Mr. Stahl is responsible for the legal, compliance, finance, security, and talent functions. Before joining NDVR, Mr. Stahl was Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and corporate Secretary for Fidelity Investments, where he led a legal team that supported many of Fidelity’s core functions, including business development, compensation and benefits, corporate governance, finance, innovation, private investing, and real estate. Mr. Stahl created and led Fidelity’s systemic risk working group as well as the firm’s engagements on other regulatory policy priorities. Prior to joining Fidelity, he was an attorney in the Boston office of Ropes & Gray. Mr. Stahl holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan.
“We welcome these in-house leaders to our Massachusetts Advisory Council,” NELF President Daniel B. Winslow said. “NELF is one of the few organizations where in-house leaders and law firm partners are both active members, which creates great synergies for companies and law firms alike.”
He added, “Our state Advisory Councils help develop our Foundation’s positions on public policy matters, and they often recommend legal advocacy for consideration by our Board of Directors on issues of importance to the region’s economy. The Advisory Councils also host speakers of interest to their particular sector of the economy at locations convenient to members in each state.”
About the New England Legal Foundation
The New England Legal Foundation (NELF – www.newenglandlegal.org) is the leading non-profit public interest law firm in the region dedicated to addressing policy and constitutional concerns related to free enterprise. NELF’s ongoing mission is to champion individual economic liberties, property rights, good government based on rule of law, and inclusive economic growth. NELF challenges actions by governments and private litigants which would unreasonably intrude on the economic freedoms of individuals and business enterprises in New England and the nation. We believe that free enterprise is a linchpin of a democratic society and offers the most sustainable path to advance the American ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, including freedom from material want.