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Jay Rogers

Jay Rogers

Partner

Greenville ONE
2 W. Washington Street
Suite 400
Greenville, SC 29601
jay.rogers@nelsonmullins.com

Jay Rogers provides corporate counsel to U.S. based and international businesses, advising as to economic development incentives, international trade issues (customs compliance, customs conflict resolution, tariffs, etc.), corporate structure, mergers and acquisitions, immigration issues and vendor/customer contracting.

Jay Rogers provides corporate counsel to U.S. based and international businesses, advising as to economic development incentives, international trade issues (customs compliance, customs conflict resolution, tariffs, etc.), corporate structure, mergers and acquisitions, immigration issues and vendor/customer contracting.

Jay Rogers

Jay Rogers provides corporate counsel to U.S. based and international businesses, advising as to economic development incentives, international trade issues (customs compliance, customs conflict resolution, tariffs, etc.), corporate structure, mergers and acquisitions, immigration issues and vendor/customer contracting.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Since 2016, Jay has negotiated numerous FILOT (Fee in Lieu of Tax) deals as well as other tax and grant incentive packages on behalf of U.S. and foreign clients making over $800 Million of total capital investment in South Carolina across a wide range of industries. Many of these investments are re-making the face of South Carolina business.
  • Has advised U.S. and foreign companies and individuals with respect to:
    • international trade, tariff management, customs compliance, and customs conflict resolution
    • economic development incentives offered by local, state and national governments
    • mergers and acquisitions
    • consumer finance law
    • corporate and capital structures
    • offshore financial compliance issues, including FBAR disclosures
    • dispute resolution, including cross-border arbitration, litigation and mediation
    • commercial relationships with vendors, customers and lenders
    • immigration issues
  • Has represented clients across a range of industries, including manufacturing, consumer finance, distribution, business services and information technology
  • Has handled transactions (including the set-up of business entities, joint ventures and contractual trade relationships, along with associated cross-border tax planning) throughout the United States and in more than a dozen foreign jurisdictions, including Mexico, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Paraguay, Honduras and the Bahamas, among others
  • Has represented foreign investors from Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Germany in setting up operations in the United States
  • Has handled a variety of U.S. customs-related matters, including resolving disputes with customs enforcement officials, formation of Customs Bonded Warehouses and the administration of Foreign Trade Zones
  • Has worked in the area of U.S. export controls, including compliance with Export Administration Regulations and the rules of the Office of Foreign Assets Control

Previous Professional Experience

  • Foreign Legal Consultant for the law firms of Jauregui Navarrete y Nader in Mexico City and Tozzini Freire Teixeira e Silva in São Paulo, Brazil (1999)

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1987)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of the Wig and Robe
    • National Trial Competition Southeast Region Winner (1987)
    • Managing Editor, South Carolina Law Review (1986-1987)
  • University of Virginia, BA, English (1983)

Admissions

  • South Carolina

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • South Carolina Bar
  • Chair, Greenville Planning Commission (2018-2020)
    • Member (2015-2021)
  • Board member, Carolinas Chapter, European American Chamber of Commerce (2016 to present)
  • Greenville Area Development Corporation, Chair (2006-2009)
  • Appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the South Carolina District Export Council (2010-2013)
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