John Jay Bove, Esq.

Managing Director

John Jay Bove, Esq. is a government relations expert and an attorney with expertise in insurance law, contract law, transportation law, automotive and franchise law, economic development construction, procurement, hospitality, permitting and licensing, zoning, and real estate development.

Prior to joining Park Strategies, LLC, Mr. Bove worked at Wilson Elser, a national insurance coverage and defense litigation firm as well as Jackson Lewis, PC, a national labor and employment firm. At both firms, Mr. Bove worked within their government relations, hospitality, corporate (not-for-profit and for-profit), and transactional practice groups.

He has also acted as general counsel to a more-than-$100-million technology company, has drafted and amended automotive franchise laws, and provided advice and counsel to development companies regarding multi-million-dollar construction projects.

Mr. Bove spent approximately 20 years working in the New York State Senate where he developed an excellent working knowledge of state and local government and the legislative process. In that time, he served as chief counsel and chief of staff to the NYS senate chairman of finance for 17 years and to Senator Simcha Felder for three years. He also served as chairman of the Cities Committee. Mr. Bove has consistently demonstrated his ability to navigate complex issues with local governments, the state legislature, and the governor’s office on behalf of clients.


Juris Doctor
Albany Law School of Union University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Government
Siena College


Focus Areas

Government Relations:
Housing/Real Estate, Commercial Development, and Economic Development
Licensing and Permitting

Law Practice

Contract Law
Economic Development
Permitting, Zoning and Real Estate Development
Liquor Licensing 


518.426.3800, Ext.107