Jahangir Jay Zaheer, Esq.
It has been Jay's dream to be a lawyer since his first exposure to the legal field while on a High School trip to The United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C. Jay was enrolled in Air Force Junior ROTC and competed nationally and was awarded two national medals and obtained the rank of Cadet Lieutenant Colonel. Even in his youth, Jay displayed the skills to become a great speaker, leader and lawyer. Jay was the senior class president in High School and captain of lacrosse, football and basketball. At College, he received “Who’s who among Students in American Junior Colleges” award and after College, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity honored him as the Alumni of Year award for his outstanding work as an Alumni counselor. Jay was also Multicultural Student Association President in College and South Asian Law Student Association President in Law School. “It has always been my goal to be well oriented with people from all walks of life. My experience and diverse background enables me to see and perceive things from the client’s point of view and I have used this asset to benefit my clients,” Jay explains.
Boston Bar Association Real Estate Law 2015.
Medford Housing Community First Time Home Buyer Program 2014, 2015 & 2016.
Bradford/Haverhill First Time Home Buyer Program 2014, 2015 & 2016.
Landlord Tenant Award CALI Award 2011
Conciliation and Mediation CALI Award 2010
Attorney Hallmark Health System 2012 - 2014
Massachusetts Bar Association 2012 - Present.
Delta Sigma Phi Counsel 2012 - Present
Jay Zaheer did not take the traditional approach with regards to his legal education. Instead, Jay entered Law School after six years working in the legal field. After graduating High School in Brentwood, NY, Jay completed his Bachelors of Arts at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. He then returned to NY and worked as a paralegal in a busy personal injury law firm. After he met his wife, he moved back to Massachusetts where he worked as a Litigation Paralegal Manager at a top 100 law firm in downtown Boston. Jay knew he wanted to be a lawyer, but decided he wanted to expose himself to the legal field first to see if this was truly his calling. Sure enough, upon multiple promotions in his legal career, he knew it was time for Law School. During his time at MSLAW, Jay received multiple CALI awards. Jay worked thoughout his law school career and also became a certified student attorney where he volunteered time at the Northeast Housing Court with the “Lawyer For The Day” program.
Jay immediately opened his general practice law firm upon being sworn in Massachusetts. Jay was fascinated by Landlord Tenant Law and Real Estate Law while attending MSLAW. Jay’s love for the Real Estate field and outgoing personality has landed him as a regular guest speaker at First-Time Home Buyer Seminars in Medford and Bradford, MA and he also appeared as a guest speaker for the Boston Bar Association. “As a Landlord & Tenant attorney I have tried many cases and each and every time before I start preparing for trial I hear my Dean's voice, “outwork your opponent,” says Jay. When asked how Jay handles the stress of running his own firm, Jay passionately explains, “You know what it takes to successfully run your own law firm? It takes motivation, drive, patience and a whole lot of elbow grease. Yes, I do pick up a client call at 11pm on a Saturday and meet clients after hours, and it is initial sacrifices like these that get a lawyer repeat business. Make each client feel like they are your only client.”