Bob Hayes effectively solves complex problems and completes transactions for banks and alternative nonbank lenders in a variety of debt financing transactions across many industries and with multiple deal structures, including cross-border financings; public and private financings; acquisition financings; syndicated, club, and bilateral facilities; private equity and sponsor debt facilities; cash flow financings; recurring revenue transactions; and restructuring and work-out transactions, with a primary focus on middle-market senior secured asset-based lending transactions. Bob uses an efficient, practical, and cost-effective approach to provide exceptional and timely representation.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Bob was an associate in the finance department of a nationally recognized law firm, where his practice focused on asset-based lending, borrower-side public financings, and negotiation of International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) agreements in connection with derivative transactions, and an associate at a global law firm, where he focused on asset-based lending, structured finance, and securitized loan transactions. Prior to his career in law, he was a credit analyst and relationship manager at a globally recognized financial institution and a professional golfer.
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 2007, J.D.
Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, 2002, M.B.A., Fisher Scholar
University of Dayton, 1997, B.S., magna cum laude
Awards and Affiliations
Member of American Bar Association
Member of Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member of Knights of Columbus
Founding Board Member and Chief Articles Editor of the Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal