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Louis J. Hait

Louis J. Hait

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

New York, NY, USA


Louis J. Hait is a Partner in the New York office of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, having joined predecessor Kaye Scholer LLP’s real estate department in 1983.

Mr. Hait's practice covers a broad range of commercial real estate, with an emphasis on the representation of capital providers at all levels of the capital stack, including representing banks and other lending institutions in originating structured mortgage and mezzanine debt, negotiating intercreditor and co-lender agreements, and acquiring portfolios of performing and non-performing loans; representing hedge funds, private equity and opportunity funds and pension plans providing mezzanine, preferred equity and common equity joint venture investments; and construction lending, leasing, acquisitions and sales. Mr. Hait has counseled both institutional lenders and borrowers in complex real estate loan workouts and restructurings during multiple down cycles in the real estate market. He has a particular expertise in fashioning "one-off" solutions for hard-to-structure, would-be loan assets.

Mr. Hait regularly writes and lectures on commercial real estate law. Most recently, he was a faculty member for the Practicing Law Institute's conference entitled "Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2016," at which he spoke on "Recent Trends in Real Estate Lending." Mr. Hait most recent publications were "Does a New York Foreclosure Create an Opportunity for a Tenant to Walk Away from Its Lease Obligations," which appeared in the Winter 2015 edition of NY Real Property Law Journal, and "Does the Use of Equity Pledges in Mortgage Loans create a 'Clogging' Issue?" which appeared in Law360 in March 2013.

Mr. Hait is recognized as a leading practitioner in Chamber’s USA:  Americas Leading Lawyers for Business.

Mr. Hait received his J.D. from New York University.

Louis J. Hait is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Recent Trends in Real Estate Lending: 2017 Edition - Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2017, Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Recent Trends in Real Estate Lending: 2017 Edition - Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2017, Monday, June 19, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Recent Trends in Real Estate Lending: 2017 Edition - Recent Trends in Real Estate Lending: 2017 Edition, Monday, June 19, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Recent Trends in Real Estate Lending: 2017 Edition - Recent Trends in Real Estate Lending: 2017 Edition, Monday, June 19, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Recent Trends in Real Estate Lending: 2017 Edition - Recent Trends in Real Estate Lending: 2017 Edition, Monday, June 19, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2017, Monday, June 26, 2017, New York, NY
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