Jay Epstien represents local and national owners, developers and users in all aspects of real estate transactions involving urban office buildings, shopping centers 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, involving corporate relocations and disposition of significant existing facilities.  In addition, he has represented both landlords and tenants in major grocery store leases throughout the United States.   

Under Jay’s leadership, the DLA Piper real estate practice became the leading practice in the world.  He also created the DLA Piper Global Real Estate Summits − industry-leading events held in Chicago, London, Tel Aviv and Dubai – which established DLA Piper as the global thought leader among real estate law firms.