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Jay Rogers

Jay Rogers

Partner

Greenville ONE
2 W. Washington Street
Suite 400
Greenville, SC 29601
101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, D.C., 20001
jay.rogers@nelsonmullins.com

Jay Rogers is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's Greenville office, where he provides corporate counsel to businesses, including helping with mergers and acquisitions, corporate structure, commercial relationships, and economic development incentives. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Rogers served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greenville Area Development Corporation, the...

Jay Rogers is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's Greenville office, where he provides corporate counsel to businesses, including helping with mergers and acquisitions, corporate structure, commercial relationships, and economic development incentives. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Rogers served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greenville Area Development Corporation, the economic development vehicle of Greenville County. Mr. Rogers has practiced law in Mexico and Brazil and is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. In addition to being a U.S. citizen, Mr. Rogers is also a Brazilian "Permanent Resident" (or "Greencard" holder).

Jay Rogers

economic development vehicle of Greenville County. Mr. Rogers has practiced law in Mexico and Brazil and is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. In addition to being a U.S. citizen, Mr. Rogers is also a Brazilian "Permanent Resident" (or "Greencard" holder).

Jay Rogers is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's Greenville office, where he provides corporate counsel to businesses, including helping with mergers and acquisitions, corporate structure, commercial relationships, and economic development incentives. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Rogers served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greenville Area Development Corporation, the... economic development vehicle of Greenville County. Mr. Rogers has practiced law in Mexico and Brazil and is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. In addition to being a U.S. citizen, Mr. Rogers is also a Brazilian "Permanent Resident" (or "Greencard" holder).

Experience

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Experience

  • Has advised U.S. and foreign companies with respect to:
    • mergers and acquisitions
    • corporate and capital structures
    • economic development incentives offered by local, state and national governments
    • dispute resolution, including cross-border arbitration, litigation and mediation
    • commercial relationships with vendors, customers and lenders
    • U.S. and foreign Customs matters
    • immigration issues
  • Has represented clients across a range of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, gaming, 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
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • South Carolina Bar
  • Greenville Area Development Corporation, Chair (2006-2009)
  • Appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the South Carolina District Export Council (2010-2013)