Jay’s practice focuses primarily on land use and real estate law, representing developers, institutions, corporations, families and individuals in development projects and real estate transactions. Jay has experience in many Connecticut communities. He enjoys assisting clients obtain approvals for a wide range of projects, from large-scale developments to single-family home improvements. He leverages his experience, connections to the community and relationships with decision makers to guide clients through the development process.
Jay regularly appears before local Planning Boards, Zoning Boards, Zoning Boards of Appeals, Wetlands Commissions and Conservation Commissions. Jay recognizes the importance of public input in Connecticut’s land use process, and takes pride in crafting neighborhood and community outreach strategies to help achieve his clients’ goals. Jay is an active member of the Bar, and currently serves as the Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Planning & Zoning section.
Connecticut Bar Association – Planning and Zoning Section, Chair, 2022 – Present, Planning and Zoning Section, Treasurer, 2020 – 2022, Planning and Zoning Section, Legislative Liaison, 2018 – 2020
Fairfield County Bar Association – Member, 2013 – Present
Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch for Land Use and Zoning and Real Estate Law, 2021-2024
Rising Star, Connecticut Super Lawyers® – Land Use & Zoning, 2017-2023
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Administrative Law
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Civil Procedure
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Criminal Law
Represented Wegmans Food Markets in obtaining land use approval for its first Connecticut food market in Norwalk, CT.
Represented client in obtaining land use approvals permitting the conversion of historic commercial building into multifamily residential building containing 38 apartments.
Represented client in obtaining land use approvals permitting a rezoning on Stamford’s West Side for multifamily use.
Represented client in obtaining land use approvals permitting the construction of a multifamily residential development in Darien, CT containing 60 apartments.
Represented client in obtaining land use approvals permitting the construction of an infill, TOD multifamily residential development in Stamford, CT within walking distance of a Metro North Station.
Represented various commercial clients in obtaining land use approvals from local Zoning Boards of Appeals to modernize local businesses.
Represented client in obtaining land use approvals permitting the rehabilitation and reuse of historic industrial buildings into retail/office uses.
Represented client in obtaining land use approvals permitting conversion of a historic bank/office building into mixed-use building containing 77 apartments and ground floor commercial space.
Analyzed the development potential of various properties.