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Jay’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of land use and real estate, representing developers, institutions, corporations, families and individuals in development projects and real estate transactions.  Jay has experience in many Connecticut communities, and enjoys assisting clients obtain approvals for a wide range of projects, from large-scale developments to single-family home improvements.  He leverages his experience in land use and real estate matters, connections to the community and relationships with decision makers to guide clients through the development process.  Prior to joining Carmody, Jay was a Legal Fellow with the Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative, providing counsel in real estate transactions, land use and economic development to non-profit and economically disadvantaged clients.  While studying at the University of Connecticut School of Law, he served as the editor-in-chief of the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal.


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in Americ: Ones to Watch for Land Use and Zoning and Real Estate Law, 2021-2023
  • Selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Land Use & Zoning, 2017-2021
  • 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


  • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Planning and Zoning Section, Executive Committee
  • Fairfield County Bar Association


  • Board Member, Inspirica
  • Organizing Committee Member, ARI 10th Annual Walk for Independence
  • Organizing Committee Member, ARI 11th Annual Walk for Independence