Jay Epstien is a partner and co-chair of DLA Piper’s Global Real Estate Sector, and founder, chair and adviser of the DLA Piper Global Real Estate Summit as well as the DLA Piper European, Israel and Middle East Summits. Jay represents local and national owners, developers and users in all aspects of real estate transactions involving urban office buildings, shopping centres and mixed-use projects. He has been the lead lawyer on many of the largest office leases in Washington, DC, representing both landlords and tenants, including numerous law firms that have sought his counsel. He has represented major corporations in corporate real estate facilities matters throughout the United States, involving corporate relocations and dispositions of significant existing facilities. In addition to his real estate law practice, Jay led DLA Piper’s US Real Estate practice from 2002-2015, and currently co-chairs the 750-lawyer Global Real Estate Sector. One of his principal focuses is on global integration to provide clients with the greatest value in legal services. Jay is a member of numerous professional bodies, including holding the Fellowship of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, currently serving as the Immediate Past President (2019), and previously serving as President (2018), President-Elect (2017), Vice President (2016), Treasurer (2015) and on the Board of Governors (2002-2007; 2015-2018).