Victor Haley is the leader of both the firm wide Real Estate Practice Group as well as the 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.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of real estate law (2008-2016)
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of real estate (2009-2010, 2012, 2015)
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of real estate law and timber law (2005-2017)
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