Greg Hayes > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
444 WEST LAKE STREET
SUITE 900
CHICAGO, IL 60606-0089
United States
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Work Department

Corporate; Finance; Real Estate; Real Estate Finance

Position

Partner

Career

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.

In his corporate practice, Greg has significant experience handling joint venture transactions, specifically in the mall and hotel industries. He also has significant experience in both public and private company mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance issues, choice-of-entity and structuring considerations, reorganizations and financings.

Education

J.D., University of Michigan; M.B.A., The University of Chicago; B.S., Nothern Michigan University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

DLA Piper LLP (US) advises on REIT formation, roll-up transactions, IPOs, secondary debt and equity offerings, acquisition and financing transactions, and M&A. The client list includes Black Creek Diversified Property Fund, CNL Healthcare Properties II, KBS Growth & Income REIT, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust and W PCarey. Recent work includes acting for WP Carey, a publicly traded, net-lease REIT, on its merger agreement with Corporate Property Associates 17 – Global, a publicly held, non-traded REIT. Raleigh office managing partner Robert Bergdolt leads the advice on non-traded, publicly offered REITs and is ‘a joy to work with, knows his stuff and has a very practical real-world approach to problem solving‘. Robert LeDuc, who splits his time between Minneapolis and Chicago, is co-national REIT tax chair; also key to the group is Kerry Johnson of the New York and Chicago offices, Chicago’s Jesse Criz and Greg Hayes, San Diego-based Darryl Steinhause, and Christopher Stambaugh and Carrie Hartley in Raleigh.