Partner, Senior Advisor
When not advising clients, Jay Schechter can usually be found whipping up a meal in the kitchen, perfecting his game on the golf course or donating his time to various Jewish community organizations in South Florida.
Jay joined Singer Xenos in 1999. He currently serves as Partner and Senior Advisor and is a member of SX’s Investment Committee. In addition to being a Certified Financial Planner™, Jay is a licensed member of The Florida Bar. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami and his Juris Doctor from Temple University Law School in Philadelphia.
Jay practiced law for 10 years, owning his own private bankruptcy law practice, which specialized in sophisticated Chapter 11 matters, corporate workouts and asset protection. He formerly served as a Federal Judicial Law Clerk to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert A. Mark.
His comprehensive approach to financial planning means Jay prefers working with clients who entrust him with all aspects of their financial lives because they don’t want to be involved in the day-to-day decision making. He also appreciates clients who are curious and want to learn more about what a financial planner does and why. Since his hiring, Jay has helped the firm grow from a staff of five professionals managing $200 million to a staff of 16 managing $1.3 billion dollars.
A lifelong native of Miami Beach, Jay lives there with his wife, who also is a native, and their four children.