Jay serves as the Chair of Burr & Forman's Lending practice group. With over 20 years of experience, Jay 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, as well as commercial borrowers of all sizes from numerous industry sectors.
Jay has worked on real estate financing transactions involving over 35 different States and corporate finance facilities involving several foreign countries. Jay’s honors and awards include recognition over the years 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 was first employed by Burr & Forman as a sophomore in college as part of the firm’s prelaw program and began his law practice with Burr & Forman LLP in 1997 in the Lending and Real Estate practice groups where he has remained his entire career. In addition to his legal practice, Jay is very involved in firm governance and management having held positions such as practice group Chair, Chair of the firm’s Associates Committee, Chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee, member of the firm’s Executive Committee and member of various other firm committees.
Jay resides in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, with his wife Melissa McGuire Price of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky and his children, McGuire (a student at Northwestern University) and Emarie. Melissa is also a graduate of Vanderbilt University (School of Engineering) and provides engineering consulting services for automotive manufacturers and suppliers.