Founding Member
Phone: 212-687-7000

Academic Background

Boston University School of Law
JD Cum Laude 1986
Editor of the Annual Review of Banking Law; Moot Court Program Judge/Advisor; Edward Hennessey Scholar, Paul J. Liacos Scholar.

Brandeis University
B.A. 1983
Dean’s List

We provide hands on and cost effective representation to all of our clients.   We understand the dynamics of divorce and family law both from a legal practical perspective.    As a deal lawyer, Jay has handled a wide variety of transactions, from start-ups to mergers and acquisitions, with deal sizes ranging from humble to hundreds of millions of dollars.   Our goal is always to be a productive and value added part of any matter for which we are retained.  In the insolvency area, Jay has a plethora of experience, ranging from small out of court matters, to bankruptcy litigation, to Chapter 11 mega-cases.   Jay is a divorced dad with two daughters.   He does standup comedy in his spare time.

Selected Honors, Community and Charitable Endeavors, and Other Pursuits

Speaker on legal issues, including:
“Covering Your Assets: Prenup’s, Post-Nup’s and Planning for Entrepreneurs” Various Venues 2016.

Fifth Annual Fashion Law Symposium, Fordham Law School– April, 2015: Panelist, “Pulling the Plug: Bankruptcy in the Fashion Industry”

New York City Bar Association, Fashion Law Committee—June, 2014: Organized panel “Wardrobe Malfunction: Managing Crisis in the Fashion Industry”

American Bankruptcy Institute National Spring Meeting—April, 2014: Panel on “Intellectual Property Issues in Bankruptcy”

Commercial Finance League—March, 2014: “Jay’s Top Ten List: Pitfalls for Secured Lenders”

Fordham Law School—April, 2012: Second Annual Fashion Law Institute Symposium: “Initial Public Offerings in the Fashion Industry”

New York City Bar Association—January, 2012: “Introduction to Factoring”

New York City Bar Association—November, 2011: Panelist: “Careers in Fashion Law”

New York Institute of Credit—May, 2011: “Starting a Business”

Judge – Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition 2017 – St John’s Law School.

Prior speaking engagements include: Columbia University School of Business MBA Program; Fordham Law School; New York City Bar Association; Various professional firms and financial institutions; National Association of Credit Managers; New York Institute of Credit; and others

Selected Publications

“Law and Practice: The Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008” – The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

“Acquisitions of Troubled Businesses” – Fashion Manuscript

Selected Recognitions

New York Super Lawyers ®, various years. Recognized in several categories, including Business/Corporate, Intellectual Property, and Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Mann Foundation’s Mann of the Year Award: Apparel Lawyer of the Year

Chabad Vocational School’s “Pillar of Kindness” Award

Marquis Who’s Who Publications, including “Who’s Who in America,” Who’s Who in American Law,” and “Who’s Who in the World”

Selected Affiliations

New York City Bar Association, Fashion Committee: Member

New York Institute of Credit: Past Secretary, Counsel, and Faculty

Turnaround Management Association: MemberContemporary Credit Club: Past Treasurer

Manhattan/Decorum Credit Club: Past President, Treasurer, Board Member

Newark Public Library: Event Committee

ORT Accountants and Bankers Group New York: Committee Member

Past Committee Member of various charitable organizations