J. Michael Boxley for 15 years served as chief counsel and senior advisor to New York State’s top policymakers. He is the former assistant counsel to Governor Mario Cuomo for energy and economic development, and the former chief counsel to the Speaker of the New York State Assembly and the Democratic leader of the New York State Senate; prior to that, as senior counsel to the New York State Public Service Commission.
Michael devoted many years to working on the state’s major commerce issues, including banking deregulation; reforming the state’s energy regulatory framework; establishing new corporate forms of doing business in the state; creating new gaming and racing revenue opportunities such as video lottery terminals; and creating many economic development programs.
Michael combines that policy experience with his private sector work as a senior legal advisor to assist companies with devising strategic plans to attain their business priorities. Working with senior management and general counsel, Michael assists clients with devising winning solutions to accomplish project, product and service development, provide legal consulting on transactional matters and regulatory compliance. Michael utilizes an extensive network of business executives and experts to assist clients with commercialization, messaging and communication, and in the advocacy and implementation of strategies defending against policies that impede business growth.
Michael works closely with those at Brown & Weinraub who provide government relations assistance to ensure that your company is provided all of the needed professional services to succeed.
Michael is a 1985 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and a 1982 graduate of the State University of New York at Albany with a degree in economics.
Professional Affiliations New York State Bar, Business Law and Corporate Counsel Sections; American Bar Association, Business Law, Corporation Counsel, Gaming Sections