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Greg Hayes

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Greg Hayes focuses his practice on securities regulation and corporate law, with a focus on real estate capital markets.


Greg has extensive experience in public company securities issues, including periodic reporting, stock exchange and market regulations, public financings, proxies and other required reports and disclosures. With respect to private companies, he has extensive experience in securities issues relating to real estate fund formation and other private placements and syndicated offerings, as well as the application of registration exemptions under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the regulation of real estate and other investment managers under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.


JD, University of Michigan; MBA, The University of Chicago; BS, Nothern Michigan University

United States: Finance

Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s ‘tailored approach’ and ‘strategic and thoughtful advice’ helps clients to achieve ‘very positive outcomes’. The group was significantly strengthened in 2016 through the arrivals of Baltimore-based Michael Stein, who was formerly deputy general counsel at Everi Holdings, and Kerry Johnson, who joined in New York from Hunton & Williams LLP. In addition, Melissa Bengtson and Scott Cowan were promoted to partner in Phoenix and New Jersey respectively. New York-based national capital markets chair Christopher Pacieffectively combines deep technical knowledge and extensive experience with a practical approach’; he advised Kadmon on its $75m public offering. In Chicago, Gregory Hayes acted for Equity Residential in its $881.2m at-the-market offering. Other key names include US corporate chair John Gilluly, who splits his time between Austin, Dallas and Houston, and Peter Astiz and Curtis Mo, who are both based in Silicon Valley.

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    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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