Real estate law, zoning, land use, permitting, licensing, and government relations
J.D. Suffolk University Law School
B.A., cum laude, Northeastern University
East Boston Foundation, Ward 1 Democratic Committee, City Kids, Suffolk Law Dean’s Cabinet
Jeffrey R. Drago is a founding partner of Drago + Toscano, LLP. Attorney Drago has over a decade of experience working in government. For thirteen years Attorney Drago held senior positions in the administration of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the legendary former Mayor of Boston whose tenure spanned two decades. Attorney Drago’s critical positions included service as a Neighborhood Liaison in the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, Special Assistant to the Mayor, Director of Business Development for the Department of Neighborhood Development, and Political Coordinator for the Menino mayoral campaign.
During his tenure at City Hall, Attorney Drago gained invaluable experience and institutional knowledge in the zoning, permitting, and licensing processes. In addition, Attorney Drago’s years of service led to a mastery of navigating the intricacies of city and state government.
Specializing in the areas of licensing, government relations, land use, and permitting, Mr. Drago represents a wide variety of clients, including some of Boston’s largest residential developers, hotel chains, telecommunication industry leaders, advertising companies, and cannabis dispensaries.
With a demonstrated record of success and client satisfaction, Attorney Drago represents his clients and guides them through the difficulties and obstacles of city and state government. In his real estate practice, Mr. Drago’s clients benefit from his intimate knowledge of the Article 80 process. As a lobbyist, Mr. Drago advances his clients’ interests and advocates on their behalf before governmental bodies and agencies.
Jeff’s civic engagement includes serving as treasurer of the Ward 1 Democratic Committee. Drawing on his government experience, Jeff serves as Mayor Walsh’s representative on the board of the East Boston Foundation and sits on the board of City Kids. Jeff also sits on the finance committees of Mayor Marty Walsh and Treasurer Deb Goldberg. Jeff also serves on the Dean’s Cabinet at Suffolk Law School, his alma mater, and advises Dean Andrew Perlman on key institutional matters.
Before earning his law degree from Suffolk University Law School, Attorney Drago graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Northeastern University.