With an impressive combination of legal education, real estate brokerage knowledge, and civil litigation experience, the Law Office of Jay R. Seigel, P.A. provides clients in the Sarasota, Florida with real estate and family law assistance in a variety of practice areas.
Attorney Jay. R. Seigel offers clients his uniquely practical in-depth knowledge and a tremendous work ethic with a fierce determination. He is experienced in all aspects of civil litigation, including highly contested trials and complex litigation, as well as debt collection and family law cases.
Attorney Seigel is a 1993 Magna cum Laude graduate of Arizona State University, earning a B.A. in Communications. Mr. Seigel graduated Northwestern School at Lewis & Clark College in 1998. During his time there, he received ‘Outstanding Oral Advocacy in Law’ award.
In addition to obtaining his Florida Bar License in 2009, Attorney Jay R. Seigel was also admitted to the Northern, Middle and Southern District Federal Courts and is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Florida (since 2002).
Mr. Seigel began his legal career as a family law case manager in Portland, OR at a legal clinic where he assisted low-income families through various legal scenarios involving divorce, child custody, child support, as well as real estate issues which included landlord/tenant issues and violations of the Fair Housing Code.
His interest in real estate led him to become a licensed real estate broker in OR and then ultimately in FL, where he specialized in real property sales, loan modifications, and loss mitigation negotiations, including short sales and deeds-in-lieu. During the foreclosure crisis, where FL was essentially “ground zero”, Mr. Seigel created and presented a real estate seminar, “Loss Mitigation & Foreclosure Defense: Proper Practices.” This seminar was designed to assist both the homeowners actively facing foreclosure and their foreclosure defense legal counsel.
Mr. Seigel’s law degree then led him into private practice as Sarasota attorney and then to Ft. Myers working with a multi-state civil law firm representing banks, mortgage servicers and the federal agencies which often underwrite and/or insure such mortgages. There Mr. Seigel managed all aspects of the foreclosure process and was responsible for drafting complaints, case management, attending all hearings, conferences, mediations, depositions and highly contested trials.
The Law Office of Jay R. Seigel, P.A. is a private practice, assisting clients with all aspects of family law including marital dissolution, wills & trusts, child support and parenting plan modifications; real estate law including real estate transactions, landlord/tenant issues, and foreclosure defense; and all other civil litigation issues.