Jeff W. Lively


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30 Main Street, 6th Floor
P.O. Box 66
Burlington, VT 05402-0066

Tel: 802-864-9891
Fax: 802-864-6815

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Practice Areas:


  • J.D., Sturm College of Law, University of Denver, 1995
  • B.A., University of Vermont, 1991

Prior Experience:

  • 2005-2016, General Counsel, State of Vermont, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • 2000-2005, Law Office Jeff W. Lively, Stowe, Vermont
  • 1997-2000, Private practice in Stowe, Vermont
  • 1996-1997, Associate with Butkus & Reimer, PC in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member, Vermont Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Former Board Member, North Country Animal League
  • Former Board Member, Stowe Youth Hockey (2008-2015)
  • Coach, Stowe High School Girls Ice Hockey (since 2015)


  • Vermont
  • New Mexico (inactive)

Jeff joined the firm “Of Counsel” in December of 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Jeff was General Counsel with the Department of Buildings & General Services where Jeff’s responsibilities included commercial leasing, oversight of the State’s contracting process, as well as the planning, construction, and management of the State’s building stock for the State, and providing general legal advice and counsel on a wide variety of legal, contract, risk management, employment, insurance, and policy matters for the Department.

Jeff attended the University of Vermont, where he studied Political Science and Economics and received his B.A. Upon graduation, Jeff attended the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver where he focused on environmental and natural resource law and wrote for the Water Law Journal.

In his private practice, Jeff worked with and advised clients on business organizational matters, including formation, dissolution, purchase and sale of Vermont business enterprises, as well as contract, employment, financing, land use and real estate matters. He also worked with many nonprofit organizations, providing advice on formation, obtaining federal tax exempt status and on-going governance issues.