As an experienced real estate transactions and finance attorney, Jay Kramer’s leadership role in our commercial transactions section has helped to shape the region’s massive growth by counseling numerous commercial and industrial developers, national and local homebuilders, planned community developers, as well as financial institutions.
This Phoenix-based real estate lawyer’s experience, which includes acquisition, infrastructure financing, entitlements, development and sale, as well as loan workouts, restructuring and enforcement at present extend to projects as diverse as renovating a professional sports team’s stadium to guiding an array of new data centers relocating to the Phoenix metropolitan area. Jay’s vision for the Southwest also extends internally as he serves on our firm’s five-person management committee.
Jay holds both a master’s in business administration degree and a Juris Doctor degree from Vanderbilt University. This real estate attorney knew early on in his career that real estate development would be an arena where he could utilize both his business and law acumen. As a transactional lawyer, Jay takes great pride in creating value, and the tangible results of his work are all over the area, at places where you see construction cranes in the city or when driving past well-appointed master-planned golf communities. His clients are loyal – many of this construction lawyer’s partnerships extending for decades – and Jay relishes the notion of investing in the success of his entrepreneurial clients who share his passion for strategic growth and development.
Although raised in New York, after many years in the Valley, Jay is one of the biggest sports fans for all of Arizona’s professional sports teams. When not at one of the games, you will probably find him hiking, golfing, traveling, or at the theater to recharge his batteries. He still considers his two grown children as his life’s greatest achievement.