Barbara A. Hayes

Associate

New York
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Overview

Barbara Hayes focuses her practice on real estate finance and general commercial real estate matters. After several years practicing as a litigator in various construction defect and personal injury matters, she has returned to her real estate concentration with varied experience. Able to consider multiple facets of a situation, Barbara strives to understand her clients' needs and dedicates thoughtful assistance in all instances.

Select Experience

  • Represented a commercial bank in connection with warehouse lines of credit secured by underlying mortgage loans ranging in amounts from $9 million to $20 million.
  • Assisted in the representation of a commercial bank in a $40 million building loan transaction involving the development of a residential condominium in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn, New York.
  • Assisted in the representation of a commercial bank in a $37.5 million loan transaction involving the construction of a future luxury boutique hotel in Savannah, Georgia.
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Experience

  • Represented a commercial bank in connection with warehouse lines of credit secured by underlying mortgage loans ranging in amounts from $9 million to $20 million.
  • Assisted in the representation of a commercial bank in a $40 million building loan transaction involving the development of a residential condominium in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn, New York.
  • Assisted in the representation of a commercial bank in a $37.5 million loan transaction involving the construction of a future luxury boutique hotel in Savannah, Georgia.
  • Represented the purchaser in the acquisition of commercial cooperative units located at the Hunts Point Produce Market in Bronx, New York. 
  • Assisted in the representation of a landowner in connection with a $50 million mortgage loan to refinance existing debt secured by 99-year ground leases for property located in the Meatpacking District of New York City. 
  • Assisted in the representation of a commercial bank in a $42.5 million loan transaction involving the development of a waterfront community in Potomac Shores, Virginia.
  • Assisted in the representation of a commercial bank in a $23 million mortgage loan involving a commercial property located in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn, New York.
  • Represented the shareholders of an entire cooperative in the sale of their interests in a building located in the SoHo area of New York City. 
  • Assisted in the representation of a commercial bank in a $50 million building loan transaction involving the development of a waterfront community in Tarrytown, New York.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • Young Mortgage Bankers Association (YMBA)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)  

Prior Positions

  • Hannum Feretic Prendergast & Merlino LLC: Associate (2010 to 2014)
  • Cipriani USA, Inc.: Associate Counsel (2007 to 2009)
  • Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo, Cohn & Terrana LLP: Law Clerk (2006 to 2007)
  • Greenberg, Nicoletta & Stein LLP: Legal Intern (2005)
  • Herrick, Feinstein LLP: Real Estate Paralegal (2002 to 2004)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 2007
  • B.A., Communications, Boston College, 2002, cum laude

Blog

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Financial Services Blog
H.R. 2148 Introduced to Clarify HVCRE Rules
By Barbara A. Hayes, Gina M. Mavica
July 10, 2017
In 2013, the Federal Reserve Board adopted rules to implement Basel III, a regulatory framework of reform measures for the banking industry issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS). These measures include a set of...
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