Hay Legal Group PLLC

Managing Partner, John A. Hay III, is one of the nominees for Austin Business Journal’s Best CEO Awards program. Winners in each category will be named at the invitation-only ceremony on Thursday, September 22.

“Running a company, no matter the size, requires a delicate balance of accountability and compassion,” said Will Anderson, ABJ Digital Editor.  Mr. Hay is nominated in the category of companies under $10,000,000 in revenue.

“I am honored and humbled to be nominated among this distinguished list of local CEO’s,” John Hay said. “The outstanding team of professionals at The Hay Legal Group PLLC all contribute to our success everyday.”

Our own Beth Coffey joins 10 others as finalists for the Austin Young Chamber’s ChangeMaker Award. For the past two years, the AYC has honored two inspiring leaders in the market.

At their 3rd Annual State of AYC Annual Meeting on February 26, they will recognize and pay tribute to two more individuals who are doing extraordinary things in the Austin community.

Beth is an active member of the Junior League of Austin, performing weekly with the Playhouse singers in area elder care facilities.  She is also a volunteer for Hospice Austin’s Big Hearts for Brave Hearts program, helping to raise funds for Camp Brave Heart for children who have lost loved ones.  And she participated in the Austin Board of Realtors’ Habitat for Humanity Holiday Blitz Build in December.

Our own marketing manager, Beth Coffey and her dance partner, Marlan McAllister, brought home a First Place Two Step Competition trophy, awarded by Austin’s own Dale Watson.

The competition, held at Greune Hall, featured more than 20 couples from around the state, as masters of the two step. In addition to winning the competition, the event was filmed for an upcoming season of The Bachelorette. Stay tuned for more details on the air date!

John A. Hay III, Founder and Managing Partner of The Hay Legal Group PLLC, has been selected to the 2015 Texas Rising Stars List. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

All attorneys first go through the Super Lawyers selection process. Those who are not selected to the Super Lawyers list, but who meet either one of the Rising Stars eligibility requirements, then go through the Rising Stars selection process. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

[AUSTIN, TX]— The Hay Legal Group PLLC founding member John A. Hay III was recently appointed to serve on the University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association Executive Committee. This honor was graciously accepted and Hay is ready for the challenge.

“I am excited to serve a school as fine as the University of Texas School of Law alongside many distinguished alumni. By working to raise money for the Law School, increase alumni involvement, and support the school in reunion planning I will certainly get to meet many of the top minds in the legal profession.”

Hay’s appointment term is through 2016 and he has also been appointed to the reunion subcommittee. For more information on the University of Texas Law Alumni Association Executive Committee please visit: https://www.utexas.edu/law/alumni/association/executive_committee/

The Hay Legal Group PLLC is truly a Texas law firm, with its principal office in the historic Pierre Bremond house, located at 402 W. 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701. Founded in 2010, the Firm was honored by the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce as Austin’s “Favorite Professional Services Company” for 2012.

The Hay Group is a diverse law firm and maintains an active fee office for the State’s largest title company of its kind, Independence Title Company. The Firm offers a full range of legal services and counseling in the areas of real estate, construction, development, title insurance, mortgage lending, mortgage document preparation, commercial banking, general business, outside counsel, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas, energy, trademark, copyright, administrative, regulatory compliance, family, and general and commercial litigation.

[AUSTIN, TX]— Senior Associate Colin Newberry’s litigation experience has led him to a new courtroom—a fake one. Competing in the Niagara School of Law’s Mock Trial Competition the second weekend of November, the University of Texas School of Law selected Mr. Newberry to be one of two coaches to teach and travel with five students as they gain essential skills necessary to become effective attorneys.

“The experience of Mock Trial for me, while I was a student, was the most important part of my legal education,” Newberry said, adding “to be able to grow as an attorney through the building blocks of effective advocacy in the safe, but competitive environment of a Mock Trial competition put me years ahead of my peers upon exiting into practice.”

Meeting with the team 10-15 hours a week outside of his own legal responsibilities is, as Newberry stated, “a big time commitment.” However, the reinforcement of those essential objections, evidentiary rules and exceptions, and effective advocacy techniques makes the experience an important one for both students and coaches.

“I love seeing that moment when they’re no longer simply acting like lawyers, but advocating like ones. It is something I try to put into my practice every day—you’re not simply presenting your client’s case, you’re advocating on their behalf to the utmost of your abilities.”

The Hay Legal Group PLLC is truly a Texas law firm, with its principal office in the historic Pierre Bremond house, located at 402 W. 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701. Founded in 2010, the Firm was honored by the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce as Austin’s “Favorite Professional Services Company” for 2012.

The Hay Group is a diverse law firm and maintains an active fee office for the State’s largest title company of its kind, Independence Title Company. The Firm offers a full range of legal services and counseling in the areas of real estate, construction, development, title insurance, mortgage lending, mortgage document preparation, commercial banking, general business, outside counsel, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas, energy, trademark, copyright, administrative, regulatory compliance, family, and general and commercial litigation.

[AUSTIN, TX]— The Hay Legal Group PLLC is pleased to announce that managing partner John A. Hay III has been named to the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Council of Austin, Inc. (RECA).

As founder of the law firm, and managing member of the title department, Hay practices in the areas of business, real estate, mortgage, family, and property law, is certified as a mediator, and holds a Texas Escrow Officers License.

Prior to forming the Firm, Hay spent eight years in the mortgage industry, most recently as a managing member of Level Funding, LLC, a company rated in the Austin Business Journal’s Top 20 Mortgage Companies in Austin. Additionally, he held his Real Estate License for over three years with Resident Realty, LLC and represented over $500M in mortgage and real estate transactions before founding the Firm.

RECA is a non-profit corporation created in January 1991 to advocate for the interests of the commercial real estate industry. RECA’s membership of nearly 1,500 represents a broad spectrum of the local economy, ranging from landowners and developers to the various service professions that facilitate the industry.

RECA members are responsible for building the houses, office buildings, and shopping centers that provide property tax revenues used to fund our public schools. As a founding member of the Hill Country Conservancy, RECA was the first to pledge more than $500,000 to open space preservation in Central Texas. Since 1998, RECA has contributed more than $1.7 million to worthy organizations in Central Texas.

The Hay Legal Group PLLC is truly a Texas law firm, with its principal office in the historic Pierre Bremond house, located at 402 W. 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701. Founded in 2010, the Firm was honored by the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce as Austin’s “Favorite Professional Services Company” for 2012.

The Hay Group is a diverse law firm and maintains an active fee office for the State’s largest title company of its kind, Independence Title Company. The Firm offers a full range of legal services and counseling in the areas of real estate, construction, development, title insurance, mortgage lending, mortgage document preparation, commercial banking, general business, outside counsel, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas, energy, trademark, copyright, administrative, regulatory compliance, family, and general and commercial litigation.

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