Hawley, Brad

Brad Hawley

Partner
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Brad Hawley represents financial institutions and real estate development clients in structuring, documenting and negotiating the acquisition, disposition, development, leasing and financing of improved and unimproved commercial real property. Brad has been primary outside counsel for numerous publicly traded real estate companies and financial institutions across the United States and internationally for more than 35 years.

Brad Hawley represents financial institutions and real estate development clients in structuring, documenting and negotiating the acquisition, disposition, development, leasing and financing of improved and unimproved commercial real property. Brad has been primary outside counsel for numerous publicly traded real estate companies and financial institutions across the United States and internationally for more than 35 years.

Brad has vast experience in loan workouts and restructurings both from a lender's and a borrower's perspective as well as the acquisition and disposition of real estate secured loan portfolios.

Brad’s representative experience includes:

  • Counsel to several major national and state banking associations, life insurance companies and federal savings banks in connection with their respective acquisition, development, construction and mezzanine financing and restructure/workout/foreclosure/collection activities in Texas, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and other states
  • Primary counsel to a foreign publicly traded company in connection with its U.S. affiliates' acquisition, financing, redevelopment, construction, leasing and sale of more than 25 apartment complexes, office buildings, hotels and warehouses in seven states over a 10-year period
  • Primary real estate counsel to a U.S. publicly traded real estate investment trust in connection with the acquisition and financing of more than 10 portfolios of office, service center and flex warehouse facilities in 12 states over a three-year period, and related disposition of a 31 property multistate portfolio in connection with the merger of the client with another publicly traded real estate investment trust
  • Primary real estate counsel to a major life insurance company affiliate in connection with the reorganization of the partnership owning, and ultimate disposition of, the largest office building in Dallas, Texas
  • Primary counsel to a Texas-based development concern in connection with the land acquisition, development, construction, leasing and sale of office buildings in Austin, Houston, Atlanta, Orlando and Washington, D.C.
  • Counsel to a significant Dallas-based private equity opportunity fund in connection with due diligence and resulting equity transactions involving master planned communities in Texas, California and Washington
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 1982
  • B.A., Economics, with highest honors, The University of Texas at Austin, 1979
    Member, Phi Kappa Phi
    Phi Beta Kappa
    Order of the Coif
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1983
Professional Affiliations
    • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Austin Bar Association
    • Member, Texas Association of Bank Counsel
    • Founding Member, The Real Estate Council of Dallas
    • Member, Real Estate Council of Austin
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law (2003-2021)
    • Named, Lawyer of the Year, Austin Real Estate Law, The Best Lawyers in America® (2020)
    • Named, Chambers USA, Real Estate (2017-2021)
    • Named, Texas Super Lawyers®, Banking Law (2003; 2005-2018)
Community Leadership
    • Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
      • Former Member of the Board of Directors
      • Former Member of the Executive Committee
      • Past General Counsel
    • University of Texas Law Alumni Association
      • Former Member of the Executive Committee
      • Past President
      • Member of the Council of Past Presidents
    • Member of the Economic Development Council, Opportunity Austin
    • Greater Austin Crime Commission
      • Member, Board of Governors
      • Member, Executive Committee
      • Treasurer
Professional History
    • Partner, Locke Lord LLP
    • Managing Partner, Locke Lord LLP's Austin office (2001-2011)