For more than 15 years, Jay has dedicated his practice to representing local, national and international clients in commercial real estate transactions with a particular focus on the leasing, management and development of retail properties, including regional malls, power centers, lifestyle centers and mixed-use projects.
Representation of various fashion and jewelry brands, including Christian Dior, Fendi and Louis Vuitton, in connection with leasing of retail store space in:
Bal Harbour Shops in Florida;
Galleria Dallas and NorthPark Center in Dallas, Texas;
The Crystals at City Center in Las Vegas, Nevada;
The Shops at Charleston Place in Charleston, South Carolina;
The Shops at The Bravern in Bellevue, Washington;
Westfield Galleria at Roseville in Roseville, California; and
Westfarms Mall in Farmington, Connecticut.
Representation of Moët Hennessy in connection with leasing of office space in California, Illinois, New York and Texas.
Representation of Miami Design District Associates in connection with the preparation of a lease form for its new luxury shopping center development, Design District Center, in Miami, Florida; and in connection with the leasing of several anchor and key tenant leases for the development.
Representation of Motorola Mobility in connection with leasing 640,000 square feet of headquarter office space in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
Representation of Sephora in connection with the leasing of retail store space in:
5 Times Square in New York, New York;
Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu, Hawaii;
Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, California; and
Plaza Las Americas in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Representation of Ventas in connection with leasing of 59,000 square feet of office space at 353 North Clark Street for its new Chicago regional office.
Activities & Honors
- Member, Illinois State Bar Association
- Member, International Council of Shopping Centers ("ICSC")
Speaking Engagements & Presentations
Articles & Publications
- "Risk Allocation and Force Majeure Provisions In Leases,"June 2006 – Retail Law Strategist
- "Negotiating a Rent Commencement Date,"October 2000 – Shopping Center World
- January 21, 2021
- July 27, 2017 – Above the Law
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1995
University of Michigan, B.A. with high distinction, 1992
Bar & Court Admissions
- State of Illinois
- LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton
- Miami Design District Associates
- Motorola Mobility
- Sephora USA