John A. Hay III, serves as managing partner the Austin based law firm of The Hay Legal Group PLLC. Mr. Hay focuses his practice on commercial and residential real estate, real estate litigation, construction, development, mediation, finance and mortgage lending.
In addition to practicing law, Mr. Hay holds his Texas Escrow Officer’s License, and as a Fee Attorney for Independence Title Company handles the Firm’s commercial and residential real estate closings. As managing partner, Mr. Hay also oversees many of the day to day matters of the Firm and directly manages the title team.
Mr. Hay’s experience includes representing parties to commercial and residential transactions, general council work for real estate brokerages, representing real estate agents, drafting commercial and residential loan documents, real estate entities such as joint ventures, single asset entities, construction and development companies, property entitlement issues, title insurance claims, foreclosure, landlord/tenant matters, financial institutions, property tax protests, divorce proceedings and administrative matters.
Prior to forming The Hay Legal Group PLLC (fka Hay Darby PLLC/Hay Compere PLLC), Mr. Hay managed a residential mortgage company ranked in the Top 20 by the Austin Business Journal where he earned the NAMB Lending Integrity seal of approval and obtained the highest designation in the industry as a Certified Mortgage Consultant (CMC), and was one of roughly ten in Texas with this designation. Additionally, Mr. Hay held his real estate license and represented clients in both residential and commercial transactions.
Outside of the office Mr. Hay is very active in philanthropy donating countless hours and resources to various organizations. These include St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Texas Appleseed, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Young Texans Against Cancer, Caritas, Big Hearts for Brave Hearts, Citizen Generation, and an organization he co-founded, Burnt Orange Benefit.
Licensed since 2009
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John has proven to be one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in the real estate and mortgage industry in all of Austin -- both young and seasoned. His client relations skills are superior. He always puts the client's needs and goals first, and strives to make every transaction as comfortable and smooth as possible. In addition, John has invested himself deeply in the Austin community, and proves that day in and out with his work with various charities and community causes.
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John and I have worked together for a number of years. He brings a unique perspective to his Real Estate Law practice as he has been a Mortgage Broker and a Real Estate Agent for the past several years. He has always represented his clients with the utmost integrity, has always had his clients' best interests at heart, and has always done a very fine job for the referrals I send his way.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2009||05/24/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Elected as a Fellow||Texas Bar Foundation||2015|
|Winner - Austin Under 40 (Au40) Award for Real Estate||Young Men's Business League/Young Women’s Alliance||2014|
|Austin Under 40 Awards (Au40) - Finalist - Real Estate||Young Men's Business League/Young Women’s Alliance||2013|
|FAVE Award Winner for Professional Services||Austin Young Chamber||2012|
|Austin Under 40 Awards (Au40) - Nominee - Real Estate||Young Men's Business League/Young Women’s Alliance||2012|
|Austin Under 40 Awards (Au40) - Nominee - Real Estate||Young Men's Business League/Young Women’s Alliance||2011|
|FAVE Award Finalist for Real Estate||Austin Young Chamber||2011|
|Board Certified - Civil Trial||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||1988|
|Board Certified - Tax Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||1983|
|Board Certified - Estate Planning and Probate Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||1981|
|Managing Partner & Escrow Officer||The Hay Legal Group PLLC (fka Hay Darby PLLC / Hay Compere PLLC)||2010 - Present|
|Mortgage Broker - Founding Partner||Level Funding LLC||2007 - 2010|
|Realtor||Resident Realty LLC||2007 - 2010|
|Mortgage Broker||World Capital Mortgage||2003 - 2007|
|COO - Co-Founder||Link 18, Inc||2000 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Real Estate Council of Austin||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|The University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|Texas Land Title Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Urban Land Institute||Member||2012 - Present|
|Burnt Orange Benefit||Founding Member||2011 - Present|
|Austin Mortgage Bankers Association||Advisory Board||2011 - Present|
|St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Lone Stars & Angels Gala||Chairman||2010 - Present|
|Texas Association of Realtors||Affiliate Member||2010 - Present|
|The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society||Man of the Year Finalist||2010 - 2010|
|Texas Board of Legal Specialization||Member||1981 - Present|
|Austin Man Magazine||How to Fight Your Property Taxes||2012|
|Austin Man Magazine||Basics of Premarital Agreements||2012|
|Austin Man Magazine||Why a Will||2011|
|Austin Man Magazine||Basics of Limited Liability Companies||2011|
|University of Texas School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University Of Texas||Government; Minor Business Foundations||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Quarterly Team Meeting||Mortgage Questions Roundtable||2014|
|Coffee & Conversation - April 2014||How to Win a Deal in a Hot Market||2014|
|BOLD Training||Quit Hitting Legal Notes Relating to Real Estate||2013|
|Water Law Presentation||Is someone drinking my milkshake?||2011|