Jay’s practice includes personal injury, real estate transactions and disputes, general corporate and commercial transactions and civil litigation. He has been practicing law for 33 years and has successfully tried, mediated and settled hundreds of cases to his clients’ satisfaction. He is conscientious and takes the time to listen to his clients and develop an appropriate effective solution to their problems. He is a skilled negotiator and has a reputation for obtaining results for his clients.
Jay represents buyers and sellers of real property in large acquisition and financing transactions. He has represented contractors and developers in real property civil litigation, including lien foreclosures and real estate purchases and financing transactions gone awry.
He has represented water purveyors and owners of water rights in buying and selling water rights and in contracting for major water projects. He has also worked with canal companies’ executive officers, boards, and shareholders in organizing, managing and advising them.
On the securities transactional side, Jay has assisted clients in securities reporting and transactional matters, including private placements, public offerings and other funding transactions. He has represented shareholders and partners in multi-million dollar securities class action and derivative shareholder lawsuits. As lead counsel representing plaintiffs in several large securities arbitration cases, he has obtained successful outcomes for his clients.
Jay handles all types of entity formation, including preparation of foundational documents, buy-sell, employment, licensing and other corporate agreements, organization, financing and mergers and acquisitions. He has consulted with many boards of directors, shareholders, members, and management.
Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Jay received his education at Brigham Young University (B.S., with honors, 1979) and the University of Utah (J.D., 1982). He was a member of the Utah Law Review from 1980 to 1982. His approach is personal and hands-on. For Jay, effective communication is everything.