James Farris Jr. concentrates his nationwide practice on commercial real estate investment, joint ventures, borrower financing, development and leasing involving all major property types. He represents institutional investors, well-capitalized developers and corporate owners.
Jay has extensive experience representing developers and owners of industrial distribution facilities, multifamily projects, office properties and mixed-use developments.
Jay is featured as one of the leading Georgia lawyers for real estate in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, listed for commercial real estate in The Best Lawyers in America© and listed in Super Lawyers magazine.
Jay has been identified by his clients as part of a select group of 148 attorneys nationally—“2008 BTI Client Service All-Stars”—that delivers the best client service to Fortune 1000 clients.
Jay received a B.A., with high honors, in 1984 from Wesleyan University (CT). Prior to entering law school, Jay worked for a real estate development company in Raleigh, North Carolina. He received his J.D., with honors, in 1989 from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he received the Order of the Coif and served on the North Carolina Law Review.
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (J.D., 1989)
- Wesleyan University (B.A., 1984)
Bar Admissions : Georgia
- Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), Governmental Affairs Committee
- State Bar of Georgia, Real Property Law Section
- Atlanta Bar Association
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