Jeffery R. Ray

Jeffery R. Ray

Business, Litigation and Transactional Attorney serving Central Florida. Call today to book your appointment.

Firm Overview

I have worked on a variety of issues over the years and had the opportunity to experience different levels of the legal community. I am proud that I had the opportunity to gradually wade into the practice of law, where I started with small cases that were usually involving less than $50,000.00 to now dealing with cases in the millions of dollars. In my early years, I learned several areas of law and was able to help my community by providing affordable representation. In my first year I worked part-time because I was pursuing an advanced law degree in Scotland. During this time I reviewed contracts and analyzed regulations for individuals and for the program that I was in. After my LL.M. degree, I went on to open a small office and handled issues for people on a variety of case types, including: guardianship, probate, contracts, business formation, litigation, and many other issues. This was a humbling experience because I had people coming to me with what was a major problem in their life and they were relying upon me to help them. While building my small office and having a good bit of success, a local firm that had an established history of over 90 years asked me to come work with them for a year—and so I did. I went to work with a firm that had a well established name in the local community. There I continued to settle disputes through negotiations and litigation. I also gained exposure to substantive estate planning, real estate work, probate, and I even worked on immigration matters. This was an exciting period in my career because I was learning an incredible amount about several areas of law and I was able to continue helping people in my community. I drafted contracts, negotiated disputes for people and businesses, and litigated cases where the parties couldn’t resolve their differences. By this time, I was also being asked to guest lecture law school classes and present research at academic/industry symposiums. Then the time came for me to go back out on my own, where I could take my experiences and go to the next level in my career. In returning to solo-practice, I found myself to be dealing with matters of great value where I saved some clients hundreds of thousands and closed multi-million-dollar deals for clients. I was becoming a trusted attorney for the business community and a solid civil litigator on contract and real estate matters. It is this phase of my legal career that I saw myself making a huge difference for my community. I took pro-bono cases for the public guardian’s office in Osceola County, Florida, where I helped elderly people get the care they deserved to maintain their quality of life and dignity; I also consulted and provided guidance for numerous small business owners and home owners. Business owners kept me on a general retainer to represent their interests and people were coming through the door asking me to protect their rights in court. It was a pleasure to be able to use my practice and talents to give back to places that provided me with much needed guidance over the years, such as my church. In addition to my practical experience, I was also gaining ground as a scholar in the energy and environmental arena. My scholarly pursuits have become noticed by many in the community and around the world. I have published at least a half-dozen scholarly works with law review and industry journals. My research tends to center on the energy sector where I have published with LSU, Capital University, Mississippi College, and the prestigious European energy journal OGEL. I developed my profile in the environmental law community to the extent that I was asked to present research at a Tier One law school—the University of Buffalo. I have the ability to think of non-traditional solutions to problems or said another way, to provide additional alternatives to clients. This has permitted me to resolve many differences in client disputes. I enjoy those moments where I get to call a client and let them know that we have accomplished their goals and they can now put the issue behind them. I don’t like to think about how I could have pursued something else. But, I would love to teach law. Later in life, I plan on transitioning from practice of law to teaching law. I have lived in Scotland and I love haggis. I had the opportunity to study at the University of Oxford, where I found that I enjoy punting (where you use a pole to propel and steer a small boat in shallow water). My time in the Balkans led to developing a taste for various forms of tea. During my stay in the Middle East, I learned that Turkish coffee is superb. I also enjoy researching, writing, and gaming.

Main Office

Saint Cloud
1320 Louisiana Avenue
Suite D
Saint Cloud FL 34769

Phone

(407) 556-3994

Fax

(407) 556-3997

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

No.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Some non-litigation business matters have a flat-fee option. Other matters can be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Hourly Rates

$325.00 billed at tenth of an hour increments.

Office Information

Office Hours

M-F 8:30 - 5:00

Emergency After Hours

No

Other Offices

Kissimmee
1524 N. John Young Parkway
Kissimmee

Cocoa
409 Brevard Avenue
Cocoa

Business

Jeff represents business clients in transactional and litigation actions as one of his primary focus areas.

At Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A. (BM&M), Jeff provides a variety of services for business needs, ranging from a one-off transaction to a general retainer service. He is on call for our retainer clients and provides them with the timely advice needed to keep their business thriving. Jeff is also pleased to assist business / corporate clients when they have been wronged or if they just need some advice on how to handle an internal matters like drafting or reforming bylaws or to plan for unforeseen transitional matters such as the death of a principal associated with the business.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A. is a Firm that was built upon protecting its clients and their families in Central Florida. Jeffery Ray's practice at Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A. (BM&M) is built around the needs of our community. Jeff saw that small and medium size businesses needed quality representation and a need for quality attorneys to reach out to the business community. He has since worked with businesses to ensure they have quality legal services when they need it. Mr. Ray has built a program that can provide graduated quality legal assistance to businesses from startup budgets to multi-million-dollar corporate budgets. Assistance with corporate governance, contracts, human resources, litigation and other services are available with his general retainer program.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

In Jeff's practice, he has represented businesses for several years. He has handled matters from simple formations to substantive litigation issues. Mr. Ray is also held on retainer by businesses that value the ongoing counsel provided by the Firm. In the immigration area, Mr. Ray has processed visa applications for individuals and for multi-million dollar businesses as they require for their employees. Jeffery Ray has seen the system use quotas and the USCIS' requests for information that need a legal professional to understand the evidentiary standard required for an appropriate response. Jeff has worked to ensure proper responses have been sent and he would like to help you in your immigration matter as well. Jeffery Ray has an advanced law degree in energy law from a program that was ranked number three in the world. Energy law is one of the most complex areas of business in our country and world-wide. Mr. Ray is asked to speak or present at conferences across the nation and is published throughout the United States and in Europe.

Jeffery Ray

Jeffery R. Ray

I have worked on a variety of issues over the years and had the opportunity to experience different levels of the legal community. I am proud that I had the opportunity to gradually wade into the practice of law, where I started with small cases that were usually involving less than $50,000.00 to now dealing with cases in the millions of dollars. In my early years, I learned several areas of law and was able to help my community by providing affordable representation.

In my first year I worked part-time because I was pursuing an advanced law degree in Scotland. During this time I reviewed contracts and analyzed regulations for individuals and for the program that I was in. After my LL.M. degree, I went on to open a small office and handled issues for people on a variety of case types, including: guardianship, probate, contracts, business formation, litigation, and many other issues. This was a humbling experience because I had people coming to me with what was a major problem in their life and they were relying upon me to help them. While building my small office and having a good bit of success, a local firm that had an established history of over 90 years asked me to come work with them for a year—and so I did.

I went to work with a firm that had a well established name in the local community. There I continued to settle disputes through negotiations and litigation. I also gained exposure to substantive estate planning, real estate work, probate, and I even worked on immigration matters. This was an exciting period in my career because I was learning an incredible amount about several areas of law and I was able to continue helping people in my community. I drafted contracts, negotiated disputes for people and businesses, and litigated cases where the parties couldn’t resolve their differences. By this time, I was also being asked to guest lecture law school classes and present research at academic/industry symposiums. Then the time came for me to go back out on my own, where I could take my experiences and go to the next level in my career.

In returning to solo-practice, I found myself to be dealing with matters of great value where I saved some clients hundreds of thousands and closed multi-million-dollar deals for clients. I was becoming a trusted attorney for the business community and a solid civil litigator on contract and real estate matters. It is this phase of my legal career that I saw myself making a huge difference for my community. I took pro-bono cases for the public guardian’s office in Osceola County, Florida, where I helped elderly people get the care they deserved to maintain their quality of life and dignity; I also consulted and provided guidance for numerous small business owners and home owners. Business owners kept me on a general retainer to represent their interests and people were coming through the door asking me to protect their rights in court. It was a pleasure to be able to use my practice and talents to give back to places that provided me with much needed guidance over the years, such as my church. In addition to my practical experience, I was also gaining ground as a scholar in the energy and environmental arena.

My scholarly pursuits have become noticed by many in the community and around the world. I have published at least a half-dozen scholarly works with law review and industry journals. My research tends to center on the energy sector where I have published with LSU, Capital University, Mississippi College, and the prestigious European energy journal OGEL. I developed my profile in the environmental law community to the extent that I was asked to present research at a Tier One law school—the University of Buffalo.

I have the ability to think of non-traditional solutions to problems or said another way, to provide additional alternatives to clients. This has permitted me to resolve many differences in client disputes. I enjoy those moments where I get to call a client and let them know that we have accomplished their goals and they can now put the issue behind them. I don’t like to think about how I could have pursued something else. But, I would love to teach law. Later in life, I plan on transitioning from practice of law to teaching law.

I have lived in Scotland and I love haggis. I had the opportunity to study at the University of Oxford, where I found that I enjoy punting (where you use a pole to propel and steer a small boat in shallow water). My time in the Balkans led to developing a taste for various forms of tea. During my stay in the Middle East, I learned that Turkish coffee is superb. I also enjoy researching, writing, and gaming.

License

Bar Number: 99622
Florida, 2012

Education

Troy University
B.S., 2008

Florida A&M University College of Law
Juris Doctor, 2012

University of Oxford
Post Graduate Program in Human Rights Law, 2011

University of Aberdeen
LL.M. in Energy Law w/Honors, 2013

University of Birmingham
Ph.D. Candidate in Energy Law,

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