Jay is the Managing Shareholder of the firm's Mobile, AL office and is a member of the Corporate, Commercial Lending and Real Estate practice groups.
In the area of commercial lending, Jay has represented borrowers and lenders in all areas of secured and unsecured transactions. With respect to secured transactions, Jay has experience documenting real property acquisition and construction financing, timber financing, vessel and aircraft financing, and equipment financing. He has also represented lenders in various letter of credit transactions. Best Lawyers® named Jay the 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" in Mobile for his abilities, professionalism and integrity in the area of Banking and Finance Law, a distinction given to only one attorney in each geographic area.
As a member of the real estate practice group, Jay has advised clients on a wide variety of real property matters including purchase and sale contracts, commercial leases, condemnation issues, condominium development, subdivision development, and formation of owners' associations for both condominiums and subdivisions. Jay currently serves as Chairmen of the Planning Commission for the City of Mobile and has had extensive experience with planning and zoning matters before various planning commissions and boards of adjustment in Mobile and Baldwin County.