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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Factory Five Racing

Factory Five Racing was founded in 1995. Over the years they have grown from a start-up business in a small garage to become the world's largest manufacturer of "build-it-yourself" component car kits. They employ a full-time crew of about 40 people, and are located in Wareham, Massachusetts (about an hour south of Boston). They make their products right here in the USA, in the heart of New England where American manufacturing was born.
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        Jay R. Peabody

        Jay is Co-Managing Partner of the Firm.

        Jay is a transactional lawyer with broad corporate experience. He also represents sponsors, operators and investors with all aspects of commercial real estate. Clients are attracted to Jay's even keel demeanor in the pursuit of complex matters, along with his ability to deliver pragmatic solutions.

        Acting as outside general counsel, Jay represents many privately-held businesses in diverse industries. He has extensive experience providing advice regarding M&A transactions, shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, business formation, structure and strategic planning. One of the greatest compliments Jay's received from a client is that they work with him because he always gets the deal done.

        As Chair of the firm's Transactional Practice, Jay regularly represents regional and national owners and developers in all phases of commercial real estate transactions, from planning through development and leasing. He also facilitates complex financings of office, industrial, retail, and large-scale multi-use lifestyle developments on behalf of lenders. Jay also has extensive experience in fund formation and real estate related joint ventures. 


        • Suffolk University School of Law, J.D.
        • Fairfield University, B.S., cum laude

        Bar Memberships & Admissions

        • Massachusetts
        • Rhode Island

        Practice Areas


        • Recipient of 2014 Providence Business News 40 Under Forty award
        • Recipient of 2009 Top Young Professionals Under Forty award from New England Business Bulletin+
        • Named for peer recognition and professional achievements in The Super Lawyers directory

        Professional Affiliations

        • Rhode Island Bar Association
        • Massachusetts Bar Association
        • American Bar Association
        • The Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts
        • Boston Bar Association
        • International Council of Shopping Centers
        • Urban Land Institute

        Boards and Community Activities

        • Southcoast Health System
          • President’s Council, Member
        • Tabor Academy
          • Headmaster’s Council
        • Town of Holliston
          • Zoning Board of Appeals, Member

        Representative Transactions

        • Represented buyers and sellers of real estate nationally, including sale-leaseback transactions and tax-free exchanges.
        • Represented regional and national developers of commercial real estate, including assistance with land control, parcel assemblage and obtaining zoning, wetlands, subdivision and other governmental permits and approvals.
        • Represented operators in large apartment complexes throughout New England.
        • Represented owners and operators of office and industrial portfolios in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
        • Represented landlords and tenants nationally in the negotiation of office, retail and industrial leases and coordination of leasing portfolios.
        • Represented lenders and borrowers in the structuring and closing of several complex construction, interim and permanent mortgage loans in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
        • Represented shareholders of several corporations in diverse industries with the purchase and sale of stock or corporate assets.
        • Represented various companies in diverse industries as outside general counsel, including providing assistance with day-to-day operational issues, management and strategic planning.

        Personal Note

        Outside of his practice, Jay enjoys reading, traveling, and golfing. He also lends his real estate expertise to the Holliston Zoning Board of Appeals, and dedicates time to coaching a number of teams on which his three children play.

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        Representative Speaking Engagements