Greg Hayes

Greg Hayes

Retired Partner

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 domestic and international 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 corporate governance issues, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, choice-of-entity and structuring considerations, reorganizations and financings.

Bar admissionsIllinois
  • J.D., University of Michigan 1996
    cum laude
  • M.B.A., The University of Chicago 2002
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University 1993
    summa cum laude


Greg is a recipient of DLA Piper's Harry L. Rudnick Business Scholarship.

  • The Legal 500 United States
    2019-2020 - Recommended, REITs
    2014, 2017 - Recommended, Capital Markets Equity Offerings – Advice to Managers 
    2013-15 - Recommended, Capital Markets Debt Offerings – Advice to Issuers

Prior Experience

In January 2010, Greg returned to DLA Piper from General Growth Properties, Inc., where he served as associate general counsel. Before joining General Growth in January 2008, Greg was a partner with DLA Piper, where he began his legal career in 1996.