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GREGORY JAY

Gregory enjoys being involved in the local community and actively participates in various groups and causes both inside and outside the legal profession. He is a graduate of Leadership Gwinnett and serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. An active member of the Buford-North Gwinnett Rotary Club, Gregory has enjoyed taking part in many hands-on activities within the community. He is also completing a term as Foundation Co-Chair of his daughter's middle school and has previously served on school councils.

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Gregory D. Jay – Member

Gregory D. Jay joined the firm following its inception in 1993, and concentrates his practice in the areas of local government law and estate planning and probate.  In addition, he assists a number of clients in general business and corporate matters including entity formation, transactional matters, and commercial litigation.  As City Attorney to the cities of Braselton, Buford, and Suwanee, Mr. Jay advises his clients on such matters as zoning and land use, personnel, public finance, eminent domain and utility regulation.  He also serves as attorney to the Buford City School System and has represented a number of local governments in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

Active in numerous community causes, Mr. Jay serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Buford-North Gwinnett Rotary Club and formerly served as Chairperson of his daughter’s elementary school council.

Estate Planning and Probate:

One of the most enjoyable areas of my practice is helping individuals and families implement an estate plan and reach their objectives.  I recognize that one size does not fit all and whether it is a blended family, family with a special needs child, or older adult, I treat each client on an individual basis to meet his/her respective needs.

We also assist families in the probate and administration of their loved one’s estate and have litigated many cases in the probate courts of metro Atlanta where necessary.

Eminent Domain

We regularly represent land owners when a governmental entity or utility seeks to acquire their property.   Because we have also represented local governments in property acquisition, we are uniquely positioned and skilled to advocate for land owners to achieve the  compensation they deserve and to protect their rights.

Education

  • University of Georgia – B.B.A Finance (summa cum laude with highest honors)
  • University of Georgia School of Law – Juris Doctorate, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Notes Editor

Professional Associations and Civic Activities

  • Executive Committee, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association
  • Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Graduate, Leadership Gwinnett
  • Buford-North Gwinnett Rotary Club
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • Legal Counsel, Gwinnett SPLOST Advocacy Committee

Mr. Jay did a great job with kindness and understanding of my situation with settlement surrounding inheritance, siblings and final acceptable results for everyone involved. Certainly brought much needed peace of mind with a great legal mind. His assistant, Ginger, couldn’t have been better herself !! A great team and will certainly rely on them if ever I need legal guidance!!

CONTACT INFORMATION



Phone: 770.271.2991

Email: gjay@cbjblawfirm.com

Legal Assistant: Ginger Adams, gadams@cbjblawfirm.com

PRACTICE AREAS

EMINENT DOMAIN
CORPORATE LAW & FORMATION CIVIL LITIGATION
ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE