Victor P. Haley

Victor P. Haley: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP AV stamp icon
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Biography

Victor Haley is co-head of Global Real Estate and Planning and leads the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Timber and Forest Products group. He represents insurance companies and other institutional clients across the full range of real estate investments. He is recognized as a leading authority in timberland transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, timberland financings, joint ventures and timber supply agreements.

He was lead counsel representing the institutional buyers in the largest private land transaction ever, the acquisition of approximately five million acres of timberland from International Paper by a consortium of buyers. Victor regularly handles transactions throughout the United States, the Americas, and around the globe, most recently in Brazil, Belize, Panama, Costa Rica, China and Fiji.

Victor also regularly represents institutional clients and others who own or develop hotels and resorts, assisting them in all aspects of hotel acquisition, development and finance, including purchase and sale agreements, management contracts, leases for both landlords and tenants, acquisitions and franchising agreements. He has a particular focus on Caribbean projects, recently handling projects in the Bahamas, Curacao, Aruba, Antigua and Costa Rica.

Selected Experience

Advised mixed-use resort developer.
Advised on the sale of 90,000 acres of timberland in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
German fund turns to firm for representation in acquisition of 35,000 acres of timberland.

News

Press Releases

19 Eversheds Sutherland Practice Areas, 55 Attorneys Named Among Nation’s Best in 2019 Chambers USA (April 25, 2019)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that 19 practices and 55 attorneys have earned recognition in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers USA, a ...

19 Eversheds Sutherland Practice Areas, 59 Attorneys Named Among Nation’s Best in 2018 Chambers USA (May 3, 2018)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that 19 practices and 59 attorneys have earned recognition in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers ...

Four Eversheds Sutherland Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year; 80 Lawyers Recognized in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (August 15, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective fields by The Best Lawyers in America, and 80 attorneys have been ...

19 Eversheds Sutherland (US) Practice Areas, 58 Attorneys Named Among Nation’s Best in 2017 Legal 500 United States (May 31, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that 19 practice areas and 58 attorneys have been ranked in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 United States. Legal 500 is a comprehensive survey ...

20 Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP Practice Areas, 56 Attorneys Named Among Nation’s Best in 2017 Chambers USA (May 26, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that 20 practices and 56 attorneys at the firm earned recognition in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. ...

Six Sutherland Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year; 81 Lawyers Recognized in 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (August 15, 2016)
ATLANTA and WASHINGTON-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that that six attorneys have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective fields by The Best Lawyers in ...

Sutherland Secures $78 Million, 50-Year Timber Agreement for Hofmann Forest (July 15, 2016)
ATLANTA-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce its representation of the Board of Trustees of the Endowment Fund of North Carolina State University, along with the mutual interests of ...

16 Sutherland Practice Areas, 59 Attorneys Named Among Nation’s Best in 2016 Legal 500 United States (June 16, 2016)
ATLANTA and WASHINGTON-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that 16 practice areas and 59 attorneys have been ranked in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 United States. Legal 500 is ...

21 Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP Practice Areas, 56 Attorneys Named Among Nation’s Best in 2016 Chambers USA (May 27, 2016)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP announces that 21 practices and 56 attorneys at the firm earned recognition in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers USA, a ...

Five Sutherland Partners Named “Lawyer of the Year” 82 Lawyers Recognized in 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (August 17, 2015)
ATLANTA and WASHINGTON-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that five partners have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year in their respective fields by The Best Lawyers in America, ...

Publications

“Many companies in the hotel industry are in the process of recovering from the economic meltdown and are attempting to navigate new legal issues. In addition to addressing many other matters, we hope our book, Hotel Law, sheds some light on different options for hotels when they are facing bankruptcy or foreclosure.”

Legal Alerts

Legal Alert: Argentina Relaxes Restrictions on Ownership of Rural Properties by Foreigners (July 11, 2016)
On June 29, 2016, the Argentine executive branch enacted decree 820/2016 (the New Decree), easing certain restrictions imposed under existing law on the acquisition and leasing of rural lands by ...

Legal Alert: Changes to 2016 ALTA Survey Standards - What You Need to Know (March 24, 2016)
The American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) recently adopted revised Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys. ...

Legal Alert: Colombia Seeks Foreign Investment to Expand Timberland Plantations (May 29, 2014)
Colombia plans to double its cultivated acreage from one million to two million hectares by 2020, according to Ruben Dario Lizarralde, the country’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. ...

Legal Alert: Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States: Supreme Court Opens the Door to Potential Fifth Amendment Takings Litigation in Rails-to-Trails Cases (March 13, 2014)
In what is commonly known as a rails-to-trails case, the U.S. Supreme Court held on March 10, 2014, in an eight-to-one decision, that certain railroad rights-of-way revert to private property owners ...

Legal Alert: EPA's New Final Rule on Logging Roads: Not So Final? (December 3, 2012)

Legal Alert: Ninth Circuit Ruling that Rainwater Runoff from Logging Roads Is a Point Source Discharge Requiring NPDES Permitting Is Under Fire: Relief May Be on the Way (January 20, 2012)

Legal Alert: Impact of Hotel Operators on Distressed Asset Workouts (March 31, 2010)

Legal Alert: Amendments to the Investment Advisers Act Custody Rule Will Impact Registered Timberland Investment Managers (January 11, 2010)

Legal Alert: Hospitality Industry Stalls, Imposition of Significant Potential Burdens Related to the ADA Continues Unabated (January 29, 2009)

Legal Alert: Congress Includes TREE Act in Farm Bill - Temporarily Cuts Corporate Tax Rate on Timber Gains and Loosens Timber REIT Rules (June 6, 2008)

Articles

New Decree Could Trigger Foreign Investment in Argentine Timber and Agri (July 13, 2016)
Agri Investor
Sutherland Partner Victor Haley is quoted in this Agri Investor article providing insight on the new decree enacted in Argentina which may increase foreign investment in Argentine timber and ...

High Court Opens Door To 5th Amendment Takings Cases (March 19, 2014)
Law360
In what is commonly known as a rails-to-trails case, the U.S. Supreme Court held on March 10, 2014, in an eight-to-one decision, that certain railroad rights-of-way revert to private property owners ...

Representing a Client Investing Abroad (Winter 2010)
Partnering Perspectives

Getting the Best Price Possible (September/October 2006)
Reprinted with permission, Forest Landowner

Preserving Property Access (January/February 2006)
Reprinted with permission, Forest Landowner

Hotel Guest Safety: Foreseeing the Unforeseen (October 2004)
Posted with permission from National Hotel Executive

Hotel Finance: Developing Effective Performance Tests (May 2004)
Posted with permission from National Hotel Executive

Books

Hotel Law (2011)
Law Journal Press, a division of ALM

Presentations

“A landowner selling timberlands wants the best price with the least hassle. Investing time and work at the outset to prepare the land for sale-such as obtaining written documents that clearly detail access rights, legal description, boundary markings, inherited ownership and hunting rights-can drive up timberland marketability and pay off handsomely in the purchase price received upon sale.”

Presentations

Undertaking Due Diligence on a Prospective Timberland-Investment Opportunity (May 3, 2018)
Duke University’s Timberland Investments for Professionals
Eversheds Sutherland (US) Partner Victor Haley presents “Undertaking Due Diligence on a Prospective Timberland-Investment Opportunity” at the Duke University’s Timberland Investments for ...

Carbon Markets for the Timberland Investor (September 22, 2016)
World Forest Institute
Sutherland Partner Victor Haley joins a panel to present Carbon Markets for the Timberland Investor at the Who Will Own the Forest? 12 Conference on September 22, 2016, in Portland, Oregon.

7th Annual Argus Biomass Conference (April 5-7, 2016)
Sutherland is a returning Silver Sponsor of the 7th Annual Argus Biomass Conference taking place April 5-7, 2016, in London. This conference will bring together key players in the biomass sector ...

Undertaking Due Diligence on a Prospective Timberland-Investment Opportunity (April 23, 2015)
Duke University’s Timberland Investments For Professionals
Sutherland Partner Victor Haley presents “Undertaking Due Diligence on a Prospective Timberland-Investment Opportunity” at the 2015 Duke University Timberland Investments For Professionals on April ...

6th Annual Argus European Biomass Trading Conference (April 14-16, 2015)
Sutherland is a proud Silver Sponsor of the 6th Annual Argus European Biomass Trading Conference, April 14-16, 2015, in London. The conference will feature speakers and forums that focus on the ...

What Will The Investing Landscape Look Like in 2030? (February 18, 2015)
2015 UGA Timberland Investment Conference
On February 18, 2015, Sutherland Partner Victor Haley participated as a panel speaker on “What the investing landscape will look like in 2030” at the University of Georgia’s 2015 Timberland ...

Let’s Make a Deal (August 11, 2009 - August 13, 2009)
2009 Southeast Bioenergy Conference
Sutherland Partners Dorothy Black Franzoni and Victor P. Haley are speaking at the 2009 Southeast Bioenergy Conference, August 11-13, 2009, at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference ...

Investing in the Caribbean Today - The Issues and Opportunities (April 15, 2009)
13th Annual Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference
Sutherland attorneys Victor P. Haley and Ellen S. Smith are speaking at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference, April 14-16, 2009, at the Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda. Victor is ...

Legal Issues Relating to Alternative Revenue Sources (March 8, 2009 - March 10, 2009)
Southeast Forestry Economists Workshop
Sutherland Partner Victor P. Haley is presenting Legal Issues Relating to Alternative Revenue Sources, at the Southeast Forestry Economists Workshop.

Evaluating and Managing Legal Risks of Offshore Timberland Investments (September 8, 2008 - September 10, 2008)
World Forestry Center Conference
Sutherland Partner Victor P. Haley is presenting Evaluating and Managing Legal Risks of Offshore Timberland Investments, at the World Forestry Center Conference.

Awards and Rankings

“It is important for a timberland owner to consider the role access plays both in property operations and property value. An owner who has not taken steps to obtain and preserve adequate access to his property and to prevent unauthorized use of his property as access to other property, may find that the marketability of his property has been impaired.”

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of real estate law (2008-2019)

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of real estate (2009-2010, 2012, 2015-2017)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of real estate law and timber law (2005-2019)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2004-2009, 2011-2013)

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Timber & Forest Products
  • Hospitality
  • Agribusiness
  • Natural Resources
  • Leasing
  • Office & Industrial
  • Acquisition & Development
  • Distressed Real Estate
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Harvard College, B.A., with honors
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., Notes Editor, Virginia Law Review
Year of First Admission:
1984
Admission:
1984, Georgia
Memberships:

Professional Activities
Member, Environmental Law Committee and the Pension Plan Investments Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, and the Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, American Bar Association
Pro bono volunteer, Georgia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Member, Urban Land Institute
Board Member, World Forestry Center

Birth Information:
Atlanta, Georgia, April 30, 1958
ISLN:
906771622

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (1 review)
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    4.9/5.0
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  • Communication

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