Brooks Gaylord, Assistant General Counsel
Brooks Gaylord serves as JDA’s Assistant General Counsel, and assists the industrial team and JDA Multifamily West with legal issues surrounding acquisitions, property development and contract negotiation. Prior to joining JDA in November 2014, Brooks acted as Corporate Counsel and then General Counsel for Patton Hospitality Management in Asheville, North Carolina from 2011-2014, focusing primarily on asset acquisitions and dispositions, corporate and regulatory compliance, employment matters and litigation. From 2007 – 2011 Brooks litigated complex commercial and employment law matters in both state and federal court. Before entering private practice, Brooks served as Assistant Solicitor for the Seventh Judicial Circuit and law clerk for the Honorable Wyatt T. Saunders in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. She graduated from Wofford College in 2002 and Samford University, Cumberland School of Law in 2005, both with honors, and was the Associate Editor of the Cumberland Law Review from 2004-2005. Brooks remains an active member of the North Carolina Bar and the South Carolina Bar.