PROVIDENCE – Attorney George W. Watson III, a Providence-based partner in the law firm Robinson+Cole, has been named to the Rhode Island 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.
Attorney Watson focuses his practice on energy, telecommunications, and utilities law. He handles a range of environmental, real estate, and land use concerns.
“We are thrilled,” NELF President Daniel B. Winslow said, “to have George joining our Rhode Island Advisory Council; he brings with him his impressive legal counsel experience in facility siting, environmental land use restrictions, and real estate transactions, as well as his expertise on general land use matters.”
“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,” Winslow added. “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 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.