Founder & CEO
PERMITTING / REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
Jess has practiced law in Colorado for twenty years, focusing on the music and events industries since 2005. Jess’ firm, Gries Law, P.C., has provided legal services to Symbiotic since its inception, and also represents artists, managers, labels, festivals, venues and other related businesses, giving him a unique perspective on how all the pieces of the industry fit together. Jess currently serves as the President of the non-profit Leaving a Positive Legacy, Inc., which serves to integrate live music with public service. He is also a past board president of KRFC Community Radio and the Larimer County Young Lawyers Association. When not traveling, he spends time camping, kayaking and seeing shows in the Poudre Canyon.