Jonathan D. Tamkin

Jon Tamkin is involved in a wide variety of political, charitable and community activities. Jon is the Vice Chairman of the Town of Needham’s Zoning Board of Appeals where he has served for over 14 years, was the founder, original President and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Needham Hockey, Inc., he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the not for profit, Needham Community Television Development Corporation, which operates the Needham Channel and served for nine years as the organization’s President, served for many years as the Chairman of the Town of Needham’s Cable Television Advisory Committee where he directed the Town of Needham’s negotiation and/or execution of cable television licenses with Comcast, AT&T, RCN, Verizon and other providers, as well as the management of compliance issues under those agreements and served for ten years as an elected Town Meeting Member in Needham. Jon was a past member of the Board of Advisors of the Greater Boston YMCA’s Summer Camping Division, accepts referrals from the Massachusetts Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and serves as a volunteer arbitrator for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Fee Arbitration Board and is a member of REBA, the Real Estate Bar Association. Since the 1980’s, Jon has been involved with the Variety Club, the entertainment industries’ international children’s charity, serving at various times as the Chairman of its Massachusetts branch’s Board of Directors and as its President, Vice President and General Counsel. He has been a member of the Jimmy Fund Advisory Counsel, was a founding member of the Coolidge Corner Theater Foundation, Inc.

For many years Jon has been selected a Super Lawyer in Real Estate law by a blue ribbon panel of Massachusetts attorneys and holds the highest AV Peer Review Rating from legal publication Martindale Hubbell and holds a Superb rating by Avvo.

Jon manages Tamkin & Hochberg’s Real Estate, Finance, Corporate and Non Profit practices and serves as outside corporate counsel to many closely held companies.

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