Jay is managing partner of Sullivan's New York office and serves on the firm's Management Committee. Jay practices in the area of corporate, banking and securities law with special emphasis on domestic and international secured lending transactions, international trade finance and mergers and acquisitions. He has advised on international corporate finance transactions, private equity transactions, corporate governance matters and public and private securities transactions, representing public and private companies, investment banks, commercial bank and high-net-worth individuals (HNWI).

Representative Client Work

  • Represented the selling stockholders in a sale of a leading ink dye business with operations in the United States, Amsterdam and China to a private equity firm
  • Represented the seller of a major food service distributorship in the Northeast to a private equity firm for a combination of cash and equity
  • Representation of commercial banks in secured lending transactions ranging from $5 million to $350 million with borrowers in many different industries
  • Negotiation of revolving lines of credit for various multi-city restaurant and entertainment operations
  • Preparation of accounts financing facility for manufacturer of dental components
  • Representation of commercial bank in connection with secured loan facility to distributor of oil, natural gas and other fuels
  • Representation of private HNW investors in acquisitions of preferred stock and convertible debt in ventures in the United States and abroad
  • Negotiation of Agreement and Plan of Merger of two NYSE-traded companies
  • Representation of international bank in connection with accounts receivable loan facilities in transactions in the Czech Republic, Sweden, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina
  • Representation of banks and other financial institutions in connection with all aspects of trade finance, including varied export/import receivables financing, letter of credit facilities and forfaiting

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


  • J.D., with distinction, Duke University School of Law
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Lafayette College
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Community Engagement

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • American and New York State Bar Associations

Seminars & Presentations

  • Moderator - The Capital Purchase Program (CPP) vs. the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program (TLGP) - What Bank Management Needs to Know, Webinar (2008) 



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