Jay Calhoun

Jay Calhoun: Attorney with The Calhoun Law Firm, PLC
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  • P.O. Box 2995, Tempe, AZ 85280
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Jay Calhoun practices business law for small and medium-sized Phoenix Area companies, helping people build and maintain their companies. Her clients receive practical legal services that enable them to do what they excel at, while leaving the legal details to Jay

Jay Calhoun is the sound choice for businesses seeking:

- Legal counsel in matters involving Business Law, Contract Law, Intellectual Property Law, Internet Law, or Civil Litigation Law.

- An attorney who tailors legal solutions to her clients’ specific needs based on the matter’s relevant legal issues and most compelling facts. If you want ill-fitting, fill in the blank contracts, agreements, and solutions which leave you vulnerable against attacks from anyone who wants to start a legal dispute, Jay is not for you. If you want legal solutions enabling you to gain or regain control of your business operations, Jay is for you.


At a time when many legal professionals specialize, Jay Calhoun takes a holistic approach focused on the big picture – she is both a dealmaker and litigator. She can, with equal facility, hammer out a complex transaction to its final signature, or try a case to its final verdict to protect such complex transactions.

After graduating from Arizona State Law School, Jay worked in large corporate law firms and realized that the traditional law firm structure wasn’t right for her. Jay wanted to focus on solving client issues rather than gathering clients and handing the work to newer attorneys. Since starting her own firm in 2008, Jay has focused on turning out “big” firm work product, without all the trappings and associated costs.

Jay’s practice has evolved into a mix of clients involved in construction, fashion, restaurants, media, manufacturing, software, hospitality, and a variety of other diverse businesses. They admire her directness, her experience in a wide range of circumstances, and her practical, business-oriented approach.


Whether a client seeks to prevent trouble before it occurs or to remediate an existing dispute, Jay will formulate a customized solution. Jay spends a great deal of time and effort getting to know clients and their priorities. She anticipates obstacles and find ways to resolve challenges that may otherwise interrupt business operations or endanger profits. The goal for each client is to leave that individual or business better situated for future effectiveness than when the client contacted the Calhoun Law firm. For Arizona business law matters, Jay is a valuable resource.


When negotiating or drafting a transaction, Jay never loses sight of the overall broad strategy nor gets lost in the process. Rather, Jay remains committed to the long-term end goal while ensuring that interim tasks are promptly and professionally accomplished. While remaining keenly aware of the details of a legal matter, Jay keeps the team (client and attorney) on track, keeping her clients focused on the big picture, helping them understand what they need to do, rather than letting anyone get bogged down in minutiae that could kill a deal. The legal details can safely be left to Jay.

If any deal should go awry, Jay works with clients to resolve the dispute. Every attorney can learn litigation skills to a point; a truly great litigator has instinctive qualities that are not acquired through education. The capacity to scrutinize and bargain with people is crucial. Jay gets clients to question their own motives before bringing a lawsuit, and if she perceives that the probable result isn’t in their best interests, she will not hesitate to advise against it. Clients who decide to proceed with litigation do so knowing they have a strong advocate on their side, one who instinctively spots and leverages shortcomings in the other side position to successfully resolve disputes.

As general counsel to many of her clients, Jay serves, not just as lawyer, but as a strategic legal advisor. Clients rely on Jay’s keen commercial sense for the kind of objective advice they might not otherwise receive. Jay fully understands that nearly every commercial transaction or dispute comes down to money, and she keeps that thought in the forefront of her mind when executing transactions and resolving disputes. Jay regularly counsels business owners on a wide variety of business matters, helping them see their businesses “from a strategic vantage point.” Such a relationship requires an unusual level of trust from business owners, but clients quickly realize that Jay earns that trust.

Areas of Practice (167)

  • Administrative Hearings and Appeals
  • Administrative Law
  • Administrative Litigation
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Advertising Law
  • Alcoholic Beverage Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Business Formation
  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Civil Appeals
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Practice
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Communications and Media
  • Complex Litigation
  • Computers and Software
  • Computer Software Law
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Contract Fraud
  • Contract Litigation
  • Copyrights
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Copyright Licensing
  • Copyright Protection
  • Copyright Registration
  • Corporate Commercial Law
  • Corporate Contracts
  • Corporate Dissolutions
  • Corporate Formation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Corporate Reorganization
  • Creditors Rights
  • Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Distribution Agreements
  • E-Commerce
  • Employment Contracts
  • Entertainment Contracts
  • Entertainment Law
  • Entertainment Litigation
  • Equipment Leasing
  • Family Business Law
  • Family Business Mediation
  • Franchises and Franchising
  • Franchise Law
  • Franchise Licensing
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Franchise Termination
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Construction Contracts
  • Government Contract Arbitration
  • Hospitality Law
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology Contracts
  • Information Technology Licensing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Arbitration
  • Intellectual Property Enforcement
  • Intellectual Property Infringement
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Prosecution
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Internet Intellectual Property
  • Internet Copyright Law
  • Internet Law
  • Internet Litigation
  • Internet Licensing
  • Internet Trademarks
  • Joint Ventures
  • Technology Joint Ventures
  • Labor and Employment
  • Labor Law
  • Construction Labor Law
  • Leases and Leasing
  • Lease Terminations
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Liquor Liability
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Marketing Law
  • Sports Marketing Law
  • Construction Liens
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Mediation
  • Business Mediation
  • Commercial Mediation
  • Franchise Mediation
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Music Copyright
  • Music Law
  • Music Licensing
  • Music Publishing
  • Family Partnerships
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Partnership Law
  • Partnership Formation
  • Partnership Dissolution
  • Professional Licensing
  • Professional Licensing Regulation
  • Professional Sports Law
  • Promotion Law
  • Restaurant Law
  • Secured Creditors Rights
  • Sports Law
  • Secured Transactions
  • Small Business Law
  • Small Business Corporations
  • Sponsorship Law
  • Software Copyright
  • Software Licensing
  • High Technology Contracts
  • Technology and Science
  • Technology Contracts
  • Technical Litigation
  • Technology Law
  • Technology Licensing
  • Technology Protection
  • Technology Transfers
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Torts
  • Torts
  • Trademarks
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trademark Licensing
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Trademark Protection
  • Trademark Registration
  • Trade Secrets
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Unfair Competition
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Unsecured Creditors Rights
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Resorts and Leisure
  • Publishing Contracts
  • Publishing Law
  • Pharmacy Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 11
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 7
  • Creditor Bankruptcy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602-888-0538  Phone
480.967.1800  Phone
480.967.1810  Fax
University Attended:
University of Cincinnati, M.A.
Law School Attended:
Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., 2003
Year of First Admission:
2004, Arizona; 2004, U.S. District Court District of Arizona; 2006, U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
Arizona State Bar Association (Member: Business Law Section); Arizona State Bar Association; American Bar Association
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Other
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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