Jacob Meyer brings a background in law and policy to the challenge of identifying and encouraging professional, consumer, charitable investment that honors sustainable agriculture as the root of social and economic health. He has 13 years’ experience in legal and public policy research, writing, and analysis, applying clarity and precision to complex legal, business and social issues.
Jacob now applies these skills to the development of business and legal structures which serve the unique characteristics of farmland investment and preservation. Jacob provides general legal counsel NEFA, managing tasks in areas including legal and business strategy, drafting leases and debt instruments, transactional work, and securities regulation compliance.
From Summer 2010 to Spring 2013, he was a staff attorney with the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School, a legal research, education-and-policy center that examines the implications of the jurisprudence of state attorneys general. From 2009 to 2010, Jake was a legal fellow at the National Center for Law and Economic Justice in New York.
Jacob is a graduate of Columbia Law School and is admitted to practice law in New York State. He lives with his wife and son in the beautiful Hudson River Valley, in Chatham, New York.