Jeff is lead provincial counsel for a statutory federal banking agency and a number of major national trust and insurance corporations, and is Newfoundland counsel to a wide range of national and international corporations involved in various fields of endeavour, including the health care, manufacturing, transportation, mining, aquaculture, environmental, communications and petrochemical industries. He has also held directorships in a Newfoundland and Labrador based public company and a number of closely-held corporations involved in a variety of industries.
Jeff is co-managing director in the firm Benson Buffett, named as a Top 10 Law Firm for Atlantic Canada since 2005.
Jeff has long served as secretary and executive committee member of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and as chair of its annual fundraising gala committee, and he is the founding chair of the Board of Trustees of the NSO Foundation. He also serves as secretary and legal counsel for the Art Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Jeff is also very active in the professional organizations governing the practice of law. He chaired the Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador from 2007 to 2013 and remains a Governor. He is a former President of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, has chaired the Law Society's Advisory Council, complaints authorization committee, unauthorized practice committee and Law Society Act and rules committee, and has lectured on corporate and commercial law at its annual bar admissions course. He has served as a member of the Canadian Bar Association's gender/equality committee and as the Newfoundland and Labrador Branch National Executive nominee. He has also served the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Judicial Advisory Committee and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Appointments Board.
Jeff has presented papers and lectures to various professional organizations on corporate and commercial law, health law issues, taxation issues, and in particular the implementation of the federal Goods and Services Tax, officers and directors liabilities, board governance best practices and estate planning.