In 1985, two young Hudson Valley attorneys, Bill Tendy and Jay Cantor, decided to forge an alliance. Seizing upon Bill's love of a challenging courtroom battle, and Jay's knack in negotiating transactions and settlements, Bill and Jay decided to join forces, and the law firm of Tendy & Cantor was born. More than 30 years later, Jay continues the tradition of providing quality legal representation at The Law Office of Jay S. Cantor.
Over the years, Jay's many clients have benefited from his experience in negotiating settlements, closing difficult real estate deals, and getting transactions to the closing table when other attorneys would have long since given up hope of closing. Jay has a unique approach to representing his clients: His philosophy is to initially use his skills at diplomacy in achieving that for which his client is entitled; however, when diplomacy fails, Jay will go to great lengths to assert the rights of his clients, and he has no hesitation to resort to aggressive advocacy to protect his clients.
Jay's style has earned him the respect of the thousands of clients that he has represented, as well as the many Hudson Valley realtors with whom Jay has worked with during the past two decades.
Jay Cantor has not only earned the respect of many satisfied clients, but the respect of his peers as well. Jay has the rare distinction of being AV® rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, a nationwide legal service. Only 2% of all attorneys in the United States have been awarded the AV® rating and attorneys fortunate to achieve this distinction, are regarded as "preeminent" in their fields.