Jed Callen has practiced land-use and environmental law for more than 30 years.
He has been admitted to the bars of New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
He holds B.A. and M.S. degrees from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings.
Jed represents clients before Planning and Zoning Boards, State and Federal agencies, and State and Federal Courts. He frequently represents individuals or groups of neighbors whose quality of life and properties are threatened by proposals to site unwelcome developments such as gravel pits, RV Parks, gas stations, cell towers, mini-marts, industrial facilities, or residential subdivisions on properties near them.
He has also represented landowners and developers who seek a quick and streamlined approval process for their legally compliant development proposals. He is particularly interested in working with landowners committed to sustainable “green” development of land.
Jed has also enjoyed working with individuals and Land Trusts in drafting and conveying historic and conservation easements to protect land in perpetuity. His practice also includes resolving disputes over boundaries and rights-of-way, and timber and other forms of trespass.
Jed is a past Chair of the Environmental and Natural Resource Law Section of the NH Bar Association, a presenter at the NH Bar Association’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Seminar, a past Board Member and President of, and current counsel to, the Piscataquog Land Conservancy (a Land Trust), the elected School District Moderator for the Town of New Boston, and a former elected Trustee of the Whipple Free Library.
In his spare time he and his wife Carol Hess like to kayak, hike, cross-country ski and bike, and occasionally do nothing at all.