Jay Zollinger | General Counsel
Jay Zollinger, who has worked with Fairway America and its management team for several years, serves as Fairway’s General Counsel, and oversees the company’s legal affairs. Jay is a practical, business minded lawyer who leverages skills honed over years of practicing law at the highest levels to help his clients achieve and exceed their business goals. Through his law firm, Outside General Counsel Services, P.C., Jay provides Fairway and other growth-stage companies in various industries experienced corporate legal advice and business counsel using a model of dedicated, part-time General Counsel services.
Before opening his own firm, Jay was General Counsel to Saber Software, Inc.—one of Oregon’s most successful companies, and the Portland Business Journal’s fastest growing company in 2007. At Saber, Jay developed a deep understanding of how to address a company’s legal needs without detracting from its business goals. Jay left Saber and started his current law practice in 2009 after successfully completing the sale of Saber to EDS and facilitating the post-sale integration of the two businesses.
Prior to joining Saber, Jay was a partner at Perkins Coie, the largest law firm in the Pacific Northwest. At Perkins, Jay had a complex business litigation practice. While the primary focus of his practice was business and contract disputes, he also gained extensive experience in product liability, corporate governance, securities regulation, and employment law—experience that Jay now uses to help Fairway and his other clients avoid liability while focusing on growing their businesses.
Jay joined Perkins Coie in 1997 after graduating from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He also has a Master’s degree in American Political Thought from the University of Utah and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Philosophy, and Film Studies from Boston University.