One of the North Shore’s FIRST Concierge level, boutique Law Firms

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ROBERT CIAMPITTI, JR., ESQ.

11A Liberty Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
T: 978-462-2944 x4 / F: 800-706-2393
Rob@LibertyLawMA.com

As an attorney and dynamic lecturer on topics such as real estate, business law, and entrepreneurship, Mr. Ciampitti has earned the loyalty and confidence of a diverse client base of lenders, investors, developers, and real estate buyers and sellers, through a highlight innovative approach to providing strategic legal services.


Areas of Practice/Expertise

Real Estate Criminal Defense Business Law Entrepreneurship Permitting Corporate Law Private Equity Business start-up Mass-Market Licensing Mergers


Professional Experience:

Founding Attorney 2015 – Present

Liberty Law & Title, LLC.
Newburyport, Massachusetts

In early 2015, attorney Ciampitti co-founded and launched Liberty Law & Title, LLC. (Liberty Law) with his long-time friend and colleague, attorney Charles S. Palmisano. Located in the heart of the historic seaport city of Newburyport, Massachusetts Liberty Law quickly established itself as is one of the North Shore’s first truly concierge level boutique law firms, offering its clients unparalleled client service across all areas of Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning as well as Business Start-Up, Entrepreneurship, and Deal Strategy.

Through his 20 year + legal experience, along with his recent experience in product invention and mass-market licensing, attorney Ciampitti has provided valuable and strategic “from the trenches” legal counsel to start-up clients across numerous categories of products and businesses.

Attorney Ciampitti has also served as a visiting Professor of Business Law from 2014 and 2015 at Salem State University’s Bertolon School of Business and has authored on a variety of environmental law and litigation topics and has co-authored contributions to Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education publications within this field. He has also published in the nationally-circulated Journal of Environmental Law & Practice on the topics of toxicology and expert testimony in proving environmental damages, and has guest lectured on Environmental Law at Boston’s Newbury College.

Mr. Ciampitti is currently a member of the Newburyport, Massachusetts Zoning Board of Appeals and has served as its Vice Chairman since 2002. He continues to lecture to various organizations, such as the Greater Newburyport Association of Realtors (GNAR).

Founding Attorney 1997 – 2014

Law Offices of Robert Ciampitti, Jr. P.C.
Newburyport, Massachusetts

Through a highly innovative approach to providing creative and strategic legal services, Attorney Ciampitti has earned the loyalty and confidence of a diverse client base, including entrepreneurs, financial institutions, investors, developers, and buyers and sellers of real estate, across a variety of land use and business transactions. Having founding his firm on Boston’s historic Beacon Hill in 1997, attorney Ciampitti grew his firm into a second office in Newburyport in 2005, continuing to represent clients in all areas of real estate, business and corporate / start-up opportunities.

Co-Inventor / Co-Founder 2010 –2013

SeatPets
Newburyport, Massachusetts

Developed and patented national award-winning plush animal travel pillows with a seat belt attachment that provides comfort and support to a child’s neck and head. Grew production and marketing to become the #1 Toy in the Direct Response category per IMS (the Nielsen rating system for the “As Seen On TV” industry). Licensed SeatPets to Jay and Play, Ltd., an international distributor of plush and ASOTV products, for domestic and international distribution. In 2013, SeatPets launched seven new designs into world-wide distribution within major mass-market retailers across multiple retail channels including Walmart, Toys R Us, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target and numerous others domestically and abroad.

Special Assistant Attorney General2001 – Present

Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
Essex County Sheriff’s Department – Civil Process Division
Essex County, Massachusetts

Upon special appointment, serve as a Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Essex County Sheriff’s Department – Civil Process Division.

Special Assistant District Attorney 1996

Essex County District Attorney – Massachusetts
Newburyport, Massachusetts

Served as a District Court Special Prosecutor on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, handling every facet of criminal prosecutions from arraignment to jury trial.

Summer Associate 1994

Defender of Property Rights Legal Foundation (DPLF) – Washington DC
Washington D.C.

Selected as one of three law students from a national pool of candidates to serve as a paid Associate for DPLF. Participated in drafting Amicus briefs filed in several cases then pending before the Supreme Court of the United States turning on 5th Amendment “private property rights” issues. Worked extensively with members of the United States Senate and their legislative staff on new property rights policy. Interacted daily with leading think-tanks in and around Capitol Hill and the District


Admissions, Appointments, & Professional Licenses

Courts and Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States June 2011
United States

1st Circuit Court of Appeals June 1999
United States – 1st Circuit

Federal District Court June 1998
District of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court June 1996
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Civic Appointments

Newburyport, Massachusetts – Zoning Board of Appeals2002 – Present
Appointed Member and Vice Chairman

Additional Professional Licenses

Real Estate Broker’s LicenseJune 2000
Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Speaking Engagements

  • Visiting Professor – Salem State University, Salem, MA (Undergraduate / Graduate Business Law)
  • Zoning and Land Use Law. Greater Newburyport Association of Realtors (GNAR). Newburyport.
  • Environmental Law. (Guest Lecturer.) Newbury College, Boston
  • Various Realtor meetings, trainings and conferences.

Education

Massachusetts School of Law 1992 – 1995

Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law
Elected – President of the Law School Student Bar Association (1993-94 / Re-Elected 1994-95).

Vermont Law School1992 – 1994

Graduate Work – Masters Study of Environmental Law & Public Policy

Plymouth State College1988 – 1991

B.S. – Business Economics (Minor in French)


Publications

Use of Experts: Proving the New Generation of Environmental Damages

Journal of Environmental Law & Practice
September 1, 1995
ISSN 170-0757
Published by: Warren, Gorham & Lamont, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10119

Additional Contributions:

  • Environmental Law Journal (on toxicology and expert testimony in proving environmental damages)
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education publications (as co-author)
  • Variety of environmental law and litigation topics

Patents

Huggable Plush Seatbelt Cover (United States 20120264349), (Co-Inventor)
(Filed: April 15, 2011)
General Description: A child’s plush seatbelt cover with pockets and zippered compartments to hold a child’s items during travel. Attachable shoulder strap for easy carrying by the child outside the vehicle. May include additional ornamentations to create different characters. Potential affinity membership program for special discounts on related products, as well as customizable website including special offers at affiliate destinations.


Interests

Aviation: An active licensed pilot since 1989, Mr. Ciampitti holds a Private Pilot’s License Certificate with an Instrument Rating. He shares his passion for aviation with his wife and two sons, flying for pleasure as well as for business and is currently completing FAA training toward his Commercial Pilot’s License.

National Eagle Scout Association: Mr. Ciampitti earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1987 and, as the father of two Boy Scouts, he currently serves as an adult Scout Leader within both Cub Scout Pack 451 and Boy Scout Troop 21 (Newburyport, MA). Mr. Ciampitti also trains and instructs Boy Scouts as a BSA Certified Merit Badge Councillor in the areas of Law, Business, Aviation, and Citizenship.


Languages

  • English (Native)
  • French (Advanced / Conversant)

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