Jay Epstien is a partner of DLA Piper’s Global Real Estate practice, 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 and Global Real Estate Practices from 2002-15, and co-chaired the 750-lawyer Global Real Estate Sector from 2014-19. He continues to focus 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, where he served as President in 2018. He is currently a member of the boards of directors of the Annika Foundation and Higher Achievement.