Meet Hawley, a commercial real estate lawyer who gets the big picture.
207 228-7118 direct
207 774-1200 main
207 774-1127 facsimile
100 Middle Street
PO Box 9729
Portland, ME 04104-5029
Bernstein Shur Board of Directors
- The Best Lawyers in America ®2023
Real Estate Law
- Chambers USA (2022) – Real Estate Law
- AV Preeminent® – Martindale-Hubbell
- Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers, 2013–2014
Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with him.
Hawley’s practice focuses on representing real estate investors and developers in the acquisition and development of residential and mixed-use commercial properties—both regionally and nationally. He regularly provides guidance and assistance at all key points in commercial real estate transactions, from project financing to leasing. Hawley’s knowledge of state and local laws and ordinances and his detail-oriented approach help to facilitate deals that are streamlined and smooth for his clients. As general counsel to his commercial real estate clients, Hawley provides guidance on transactional matters, financing issues, corporate organizational documents, and title review and analysis.
Additionally, Hawley has significant experience serving as counsel to regional and national landlords, working closely with them on strategic growth initiatives in Maine and beyond. He also regularly advises them in the negotiation of complex retail, office, industrial and other commercial leases. For each client, Hawley takes time to understand their unique business model and objectives to ensure his strategic, goal-oriented, and individualized counsel for growth.
Hawley is also very experienced in:
- Acquisition, investment, development, and sale of real estate
- Commercial leases
- Condominiums and planned community developments
- Land use
- Real estate financings, title, and conveyancing
In his former life, Hawley was:
- The managing editor for Pace Law Review
- An account manager at a large public relations firm in New York City
- A member of the Bates College varsity soccer team
When Hawley isn’t working, he is…
Most likely spending time with his family, enjoying the great Maine outdoors with his wife, Sarah, and sons, Zachary and Jacob, who he coaches in soccer and little league. Skiing at Sugarloaf is one of Hawley’s favorite winter pastimes, but he also loves fly-fishing, golf, camping, and playing squash. In his spare time, he serves as Chair of the Board of Portland Community Squash and as a Member of the Board of Yarmouth Colts Soccer Club.
JD, Pace University School of Law, 2006, cum laude
BA, Bates College, 2000, cum laude
Admitted to practice
State of Maine
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
American Bar Association
International Council of Shopping Centers
Maine and Massachusetts Bar Associations
Maine Real Estate Development Association