Admitted to practice in Illinois and Massachusetts, Jeff began his career at a Midwest-based general law partnership. His legal experience proceeded to include:

In-House Counsel

Serving as in-house counsel to a privately-held machine tool manufacturer and industrial supply company with worldwide operations.

Corporate Law

Practicing as a commercial real estate and licensing attorney in the corporate law department of the largest publicly-traded Chicago-area food and drug retailer, which promoted him to the position of New England Regional Counsel, serving in the Boston-area as Vice President and General Counsel. Jeff had total legal responsibility for Star Market Co., Osco Drug, Brigham’s Ice Cream and White Hen Pantry Franchisors, and Mass Feeding (school lunch) Company.  He also helped found Starís wholesale food supply division.

Engaging in specific areas of practice, including regulatory and licensing, security, permitting, real estate leasing and purchases, employment and labor law with particular emphasis on representing management in various teamster and other bargaining units; also managing outside attorneys in litigation, environmental, anti-trust and other specialized practice areas.

Private Practice

Returning to private practice in the Boston-area after the parent corporation was acquired by a competitor. Jeff has served as a named partner in two business practice law firms, most recently Sager & Schaffer LLP.  Jeff continues to have close working relations with his former partners, Pamela and Steven Sager, whose practice also concentrates in business law.

General Business Law

  • Advice on structuring the transaction before parties take action
  • Business start-ups and planning
  • Corporate and commercial contracts
  • Purchases and sales of businesses or interests therein
  • Franchising, sales and distribution contracts
  • Loan and financing arrangements
  • Technology licensing

Commercial Real Estate Law

  • Offers to purchase
  • Binding and non-binding letters of intent
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Commercial including shopping center leasing
  • Purchase, sale and leaseback transactions
  • Assemblies
  • Closings

Employment Law

  • The hiring process
  • The firing process
  • Agreements between companies and employees
  • Employment and compensation agreements
  • Stock and phantom stock agreements
  • Non-solicitation agreements
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Non-disparagement agreements

By now, I am certain you get the idea. My job is to protect my client’s business and their professional and personal interests. My tag line is “Don’t you or anyone you know be a horse out of the barn,” meaning talk to me and be sure “the horse” has a roadmap that will assure arrival at the designated destination with minimal risk.

Feel free to call me for a no cost, confidential get-acquainted meeting regarding any of your business matters.  –Jeff Schaffer

Office location of Jeffrey Schaffer in Marlborough MA