Jay Lau

Admitted to: New York State Bar (January of 2004)
                     New Jersey State Bar (November of 2003)

Education: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Juris Doctorate (2003)
                  New York University, Bachelor of Arts (1999)

Mr. Lau began his legal career at the law firm of Kee & Lau-Kee, LLP where he handled residential and commercial real estate and banking/financing transactions. Mr. Lau handled banking transaction for institutions such as HSBC, JP MorganChase, Citibank, and The Bank of New York. During his time with the firm, Mr. Lau developed a broad base of experience in a variety of legal matters which include business transactions, trust & estates, and immigration.

Mr. Lau later founded his own practice, Lau & Associates, P.C. where his practice encompasses real estate matters, having represented purchasers, sellers, lenders, developers and sponsors in a wide range of real estate transactions including the purchase, sale, and financing of cooperative apartments, condominiums, private homes, commercial strip malls, apartment buildings and the coordination of IRC 1031 exchange transfers. Though the majority of his practice is real estate based, Mr. Lau does handle the purchase and sale of businesses, forming corporate entities, preparing and probating Will’s, drafting lease agreements, and immigration matters.

During law school, Mr. Lau cultivated a broad foundation in the legal field, working for mid-sized firm litigating insurance claims, interning for the Federal Trade Commission investigating violations of federal antitrust & consumer protection laws, and interning for Deloitte & Touche as corporate in-house counsel dealing with compliance issues.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Lau was involved in finance working for Solomon Smith Barney as an analyst, managing stock distributions to private investors and venture capitalists prior to initial public offering. Mr. Lau was also involved in fixed income research at Prudential Securities packaging and pricing asset and commercial backed bonds.