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Jay Lazega


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For over 30 years, Jay has been a leader in the community association industry.  His practice focuses on Community Association Law, Condominium Association Law, Cooperative Housing Association Law, Homeowners Association Law, Planned Unit Development Law, Collections and Real Estate.  He was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Miami, Florida.  Jay now lives in Atlanta with his wife and two sons.

Industry Experience

Jay has dedicated himself to the Community Association industry through significant teaching, writing and community service.  His teaching experience includes:

  • “Community Association Management Pre-Licensing Course,” Georgia Institute of Real Estate
  • “Homeowner Association and Condominium Liens in Foreclosures,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
  • “Covenants, Restrictions and Easements in Georgia Residential Real Estate,” Dixie Land Title School
  • “Developing a Successful CA Law Associate, “College of Community Association Lawyers Law Seminar
  • “Community Association Liens in Foreclosures,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
  • “Top Trends and Issues in Community Association Law,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia


University of Florida, J.D. 1988
Emory University, B.S. 1985

Bar Admissions



  • “Contract Pointers for Apartment Operators,” Georgia Apartment Law Association, Inc., 1997, 2003, 2004
  • Condominium Law in Georgia, Lorman Educational Services, June 2003
  • “Under the Influence,” Common Ground, May/June 2001
  • “Ask The Expert: Following The Rules Through Friendly Persuasion,” Common Ground, November/December 1995
  • “Homeowners Associations Have Pros and Cons,” The Atlanta Business Chronicle, August 25-31, 1995
  • “Ask The Expert: 1995; “Condos and Coops may Be Making a Comeback,” The Atlanta Business Chronicle, June 30-July 6, 1995
  • “Condominiums and Time Shares,” Georgia Jurisprudence, Property Chapter 6, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, June 1995
  • “The Property Owners Association Act and Property Owners Developments in Georgia,” Real Property Law Institute Manual, May 1995
  • “It’s Vital to Understand Subdivision Covenants,” The Atlanta Business Chronicle, March 31 – April 6, 1995
  • “Conflicts of Interest,” Community Associations institute GAP Report


  • Georgia SuperLawyer 2005-2013
  • Legal Public Relations Award Winner for Outstanding Client Newsletter or Communique, Editor, 2005
  • Leadership Award, CAI Georgia Chapter, 2003
  • Rita Kennedy Award, CAI Georgia Chapter, 2011.

In the Community

  • Member, Board of Directors, Georgia Organics, 2007-2010
  • Board of Directors, Community Associations Institute of Georgia, Secretary 2011, Member 2012, President 2013, Member 2014.
  • Fellow, College of Community Association Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating