Jay is a partner in the firm's Lending and Real Estate Practice Groups where he focuses on a wide range of lending transactions, including commercial real estate, commercial and industrial, senior housing, health care and other asset-based lending transactions. Jay also spends a considerable amount of his practice working on commercial real estate leasing matters, loan workout and restructuring transactions, and general real estate law matters.
Jay’s clients include national, regional and community banking institutions, state pension plans, national and regional real estate investors and managers and commercial borrowers from numerous industries.
Through his experience with various national, regional and community lenders, Jay has worked on transactions involving over 30 different States and several foreign countries. Jay’s honors and awards include recognition from Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and the Birmingham Business Journal in the areas of banking and real estate law.
Jay obtained both his undergraduate degree and law degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Jay started his law practice with Burr & Forman LLP in 1997 in its Lending and Real Estate Groups and has remained within the practice groups his entire career. In addition to his legal practice, Jay is very involved in firm governance and management having held previous positions such as Chair of the firm’s Associates Committee, Hiring Partner and Chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee, and member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Jay lives in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, with his wife Melissa McGuire Price of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky and his children, McGuire and Emarie. Melissa is also a graduate of Vanderbilt University and provides engineering consulting services in the automotive manufacturing industry.