Robert E. Hayes
Robert E. Hayes
South Dakota Financial Services Lawyer
Bob is a member of the Banking and Financial Services Practice Group at Davenport Evans. He has long been recognized for his expertise in the field of creditors rights law, a fact reflected not only by his having served for years on the State Bar’s Debtor Creditor Committee but accumulating nearly a decade as chair of that committee.
Bob has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, for the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards. He was also selected by Best Lawyers® in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation – Bankruptcy, and named a Senior Statesman by Chambers and Partners in the areas of Corporate/Commercial and Corporate/Commercial: Bankruptcy/Restructuring Law, and Real Estate. Bob was ranked in the top 5% of practicing attorneys in South Dakota by Great Plains Super Lawyers in the areas of Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, and Real Estate. He is relied upon by clients for his experience in real property law and real estate finance.
Bob has served on or assisted a variety of community organizations. His involvement also includes professional organizations. Bob is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and was president of the State Bar of South Dakota for 2002-2003, a position elected by Bar members at the annual convention. Bob has served as a director, Vice President and President of the USD School of Law Foundation, President of the State Bar Foundation, and Chairman of the State Bar of South Dakota Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law. He has also acted as an adjunct professor, teaching a class in secured transactions at the USD Knudson School of Law.
Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP in Sioux Falls, SD is pleased to announce that 18 Davenport Evans lawyers were listed in Best Lawyers® 2024 for South Dakota, in 22 different practice areas. In addition, two Davenport Evans lawyers were named 2024 Best...
Lawyers from Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith LLP in Sioux Falls, SD have again been ranked Tier One by Chambers USA. In South Dakota, rankings are given in five categories: Corporate/Commercial Law, Corporate/Commercial: Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Labor &...
Thank you to all who joined us for the 16th Annual Davenport Evans Banking Seminar, Friday, April 21, at The Country Club of Sioux Falls. Click on the images below, or click through the image viewer, for photos from the day. The seminar began with a hot breakfast and...
Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP in Sioux Falls, SD is pleased to announce that 17 Davenport Evans lawyers were listed in Best Lawyers® 2023 for South Dakota, in 22 different practice areas. In addition, three Davenport Evans lawyers were named 2023 Best...
Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce selection of the following Davenport Evans lawyers to the 2021 edition of Great Plains Super Lawyers. Attorneys selected were ranked in the top 5% of practicing attorneys in South Dakota. Selected to...
Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP
Of Counsel: 2021 – present
Partner: 1980 – 2020
Associate: 1977 – 1979
Law Clerk to Honorable Fred J. Nichol, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, South Dakota
University of South Dakota
University of South Dakota School of Law
(J.D., Sterling Honor Graduate, 1976)
Phi Beta Kappa
State Bar of South Dakota (President, 2002 – 2003)
Minnehaha County Bar Association American Bar Association
Admitted to Practice (State):
South Dakota, 1976
Admitted to Practice (Federal):
United States District Court, District of South Dakota, 1976
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1977
United States Supreme Court, 1980
United States Court of Claims, 1988
United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1989
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