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Jay  L. Hack

Primary Practice Areas

Banking and Financial Institutions
Corporate Law
Corporate Finance and Securities
Food, Wine, Restaurant and Hospitality
Mergers and Acquisitions


Boston University School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1976
  • Boston University Law Review: Member (1974-75) Editor (1975-76)

University of Michigan, A.B. with honors, 1973
  • Major: Psychology (high honors)


  • New York, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1978
Jay L. Hack
Tel: 212-935-3131, Ext. 307
Fax: 212-935-4514
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Mr. Hack’s primary practice focus is providing a full range of legal services to banks and other financial institutions.

His broad-based financial institutions practice runs the gamut, from acting as issuer's counsel in many public offerings by bank holding companies to helping clients address examination report criticisms so that enforcement action can be avoided. He has also assisted many clients in developing retail banking documentation that satisfies federal and state consumer regulations or commercial necessities.

Food, Wine, Restaurant and Hospitality law blog iconHe also supports other practice areas within the firm by bringing his extensive knowledge of banking transactions and banking law to the table when bank clients are in need of real estate or litigation assistance.

Published Works

  • Tugboats, Glaucoma and the Check Collection Process, NY Business Law Journal, Fall 2008.
  • Trust Preferred Securities. Community Bank Notes, the magazine of the Independent Bankers Association of New York State, March/April 2005.
  • Declarations Against Penal Interest - Standards of Admissibility in an Emerging Majority Rule, 56 Boston University Law Review 148 (1976), quoted by the United States Supreme Court in Williamson v. United States, 512 US 594, 617 (1994) (Kennedy, J., concurring); also cited by United States Courts of Appeals for the first, third and fifth circuits, the Court of Military Appeals and the Supreme Courts in the states of California, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

Professional Associations and Memberships

New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Business Law Section
  • Member, Banking Law Committee