James G. Farris Jr

Jay Farris concentrates his practice on commercial real estate investment, joint ventures, borrower financing, development and leasing involving all major property types. He represents institutional investors (including REITs and pension funds), well-capitalized developers and corporate owners. Jay has extensive experience in representing developers and owners of industrial distribution facilities.

Jay is featured as one of the leading Georgia lawyers for real estate in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, he is listed for commercial real estate in The Best Lawyers in America and is listed in Super Lawyers magazine. Jay has been identified by his clients as part of a select group of 148 attorneys nationally-“The BTI Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms”-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 developer 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.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate & Finance, 2) Real Estate & REITs, 3) Joint Ventures & Investments, 4) Leasing, 5) Development, 6) Sales & Acquisitions and 7) REITs & Funds
Law School UNC School of Law, J.D., 1989
Admitted Year 1989
Education Wesleyan University, B.A., 1984
Bar Member / Association Georgia State Bar Association
Most recent firm Alston & Bird LLP
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