Daniel J. Hartnett is a Partner in the Finance Department of Kaye Scholer LLP’s Chicago office, and heads the Chicago office’s Structured Finance practice group. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions, servicers, trustees, issuers and investors in securitization transactions and investment fund transactions, particularly those involving residential and commercial real estate, farm credit loans, synthetic assets and credit default swaps. He has been involved in CDO, CLO, CBO, CFO, mortgage banking, lending, leasing, acquisition, real estate investment trust, real estate mortgage investment conduit, farm credit loan, aviation, trade receivable, tax lien and mutual fund fee, synthetic securitization, and investment fund transactions across the country and around the world. He has worked extensively on restructuring and workout transactions involving residential mortgage loan originators, investment funds, asset-backed commercial paper conduits, synthetic and cash-funded CDOs, CLOs, CFOs, SIVs, market value swaps, credit default swaps, and total return swaps. Mr. Hartnett is a frequent lecturer on securitization topics, investment funds and derivative transactions. Mr. Hartnett serves on the International Committee of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Association. Mr. Hartnett is a member of the Advisory Board for Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and the Co-Chair of the Parent Fund of Northwestern University. Mr. Hartnett is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Disabilities Institute in Washington, DC.
Mr. Hartnett has been recognized as a leading practitioner in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Mr. Hartnett is a member of the bar in Illinois and Texas. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 1979, his master’s of management degree from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1983, and his law degree from Northwestern University’s School of Law in 1986, where he was articles editor of the Northwestern University Law Review.