About J. Hayden Harrell

With "a great knowledge of real estate and lending" and more than 30 years' experience closing real estate deals, Hayden Harrell "brings a logical and practical business perspective to the transactions." Hayden represents lenders, investors and developers in construction, permanent, mezzanine and syndicated loan transactions. He also provides experienced advice in joint venture agreements for both the equity providers and the sponsors.

"A logical and practical business perspective" on real estate transactions

According to Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, "clients hold him in high esteem, noting that he is 'very responsive and good at what he does; he is wonderfully client-focused and wonderful to deal with.'" Hayden's practical, commonsense approach helps clients throughout all stages of the real estate cycle.

Hayden regularly prepares and negotiates loan documents, intercreditor agreements, forbearance agreements and all other documents involved in a real estate transaction. He also works a great deal with real estate investors and developers in the negotiation of joint venture agreements. Finally, he has a great deal of experience in the modification and restructuring of distressed commercial real estate secured loans as well as the acquisition of distressed debt and the eventual acquisition of the underlying real estate project.

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Practice Focus

  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • Distressed debt transactions
  • Joint ventures