also known as John Hay
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.
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John is well-known as one of the top attorneys in Austin. He is extremely knowledgeable of the law, is efficient, and provides his clients with personal attention. When my clients face a complex real estate issue, I refer them to John and know they will be in good hands.
Joseph Leak Business Attorney
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I highly endorse John because of his background, knowledge, work ethic, and high energy. John's prior experiences managing a mortgage company and working as a realtor, and his current experience running a title company, give him a unique perspective and a great advantage in approaching his client's legal issues.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2009||09/22/2016|
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|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|
|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|
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|TLTA PAC||Appointed Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Building and Standards Commission - Appointee||City of Austin||2015 - Present|
|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|
|Texas Association of Realtors||Affiliate Member||2010 - Present|
|St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Lone Stars & Angels Gala||Chairman||2010 - Present|
|The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society||Man of the Year Finalist||2010 - 2010|
|MNDL-Rental TX, LLC v. Taylor Perkins LLC||Pending|
|KIoac v. Nationstar||Final|
|ECO Properties LLC v. Uptown Realty LLC||Pending|
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|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 School of Law||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|