Patrick O. Hayes

Patrick O. Hayes


Houston Real Estate Lawyer, Corporate / Commercial Law - Patrick O. Hayes

Patrick Hayes is the firm’s Co-Managing Shareholder. His practice focuses on commercial real estate, and assisting clients in acquiring, disposing, capitalizing and forming companies. Patrick’s real estate practice covers all aspects of commercial real estate, including acquisition, development, capitalizing, financing, leasing and disposition of all product types of commercial real estate. His corporate/commercial practice centers on the formation and restructuring of commercial entities, including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, as well as the acquisition, capitalization, financing and disposition of business enterprises, the preparation of various contracts and agreements, and the representation of clients in their ongoing business activities.


Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate/Commercial Transactions

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

Representative Experience

  • Represented a provider of crude oil marketing, gathering, and reclamation services to oil producers, salt water disposal operators, and other service companies throughout Texas in connection with its recapitalization with Rock Hill Capital.
  • Represented a Houston based developer with the development and construction financing for a high-rise hotel and residential condominium on the San Antonio Riverwalk.
  • Represented D. R. Horton in connection with the development of numerous residential subdivisions in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area.
  • Represented a local developer with the renovation of a historic downtown building partially financed with both federal and state historic tax credits.
  • Represented management in connection with the acquisition of a division that is a value-added distribution of cathodic protection products used in the control and monitoring of corrosion on metallic structures across the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas segments, and in the municipal and utility sectors
  • Represented the sellers of approximately 306 acres of land in southwest Houston to The University of Texas. The sale was named by Houston Business Journal as HBJ’s Deal of the Year winner for Education in 2016
  • Represented DC Partners in connection with the development and financing (including equity financing through the EB-5 program) of Astoria, Arabella and Marlowe, three high-rise condominiums in Houston, Texas. The Arabella project was named by Houston Business Journal as HBJ’s Deal of the Year winner for Residential Real Estate in 2015
  • Represented a Houston-based real estate firm in connection with the development, acquisition and disposition of student-housing and multi-family projects across United States
  • Represented a Woodlands-based developer with the development and financing of four shopping centers comprising 250,000 sf in the aggregate


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. – 1996
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
    • B.B.A. – 1993

Professional Recognition

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Corporate Law, Real Estate Law), by Woodward/White Inc., 2018-2019
  • “Texas Super Lawyer,” as presented by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, in Texas Monthly, 2013 – Present
  • “Texas Rising Star,” as presented by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, in Texas Monthly, 2005 – 2012
  • Listed in Houston Business Journal for Deal of the Year – 2015
  • Listed in Houston Business Journal for Deal of the Year– 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association, Real Estate and Mergers & Acquisitions Sections
  • National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • Houston Realty Business Coalition
  • ABA Business Law Section (Member, Mergers and Acquisitions Subcommittee)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers

Published Works

Speeches and Presentations

  • Facilitating the Sale of Family-Owned Business,” AM Monthly Law Alert, March 2018
  • “Our Property Insurance Covers That… Doesn’t It?  Misconceptions, Over-Lawyering and Other Wrong Assumptions that Landlords Make When it Comes to Property Insurance,” Co-Panelist, 2017 ICSC US Shopping Center Law Conference, October 2017
  • Reviewing the Obligations Under Your Commercial Lease (Post Hurricane-Harvey),” AM Monthly Law Alert, September 2017
  • “Future of the Galleria, Uptown Houston and Greenway,” Moderator, Bisnow Houston, March 2017
  • “Parents Beware! Think Twice Before Co-Signing Your Child’s Apartment Lease,” AM Law Alert, January 2017
  • CRE Panelist, CoreNET Young Leaders Mentor Program, Rice University, February 2012
  • “Game Changer… Chapter 64 of the Texas Property Code,” Bisnow Report, August 2011
  • “Successful Real Estate Workouts… Do They Exist,” Gainer Donnelly & Desroches Roundtable Forum, July 2011
  • “New Texas Law to Adversely Impact Real Estate Owners, Tenants,” CityBiz Houston, July 2011
  • “Eye on Houston: Rise in Traditional Commercial Real Estate Transactions,” CityBiz Houston, October 2010
  • “Borrowers Beware: Are ‘Securitized’ Loans Really Nonrecourse?” Texas Lawyer Magazine, March 15, 2004 (co-author)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Christ Church Cathedral (Trustee of the CCC Endowment; Former Member of the Vestry)