David Hatton

David Hatton

David Hatton


Philadelphia | Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States of America 19104-2808
+1 215 994 2441 | +1 215 994 2222

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David Hatton* focuses his practice on counseling banks, institutional real estate investors and other organizations, in connection with a wide variety of commercial real estate finance and investment transactions. He has considerable experience drafting and negotiating loan agreements, joint venture agreements (including programmatic JV agreements), purchase and sale agreements and related documentation.

Mr. Hatton has led teams for large real estate finance transactions (both borrower and lender sides), including acquisition loans, portfolio financing, bridge financing, EB-5 financing, construction loans and mezzanine loans. 

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Hatton was an associate at another international law firm based in New York.

  • A prominent US bank in connection with their origination of a US$200 million mortgage loan and US$100 million mezzanine loan secured by a hotel on Park Avenue in New York.
  • A large institutional investor in connection with their acquisition, financing and subsequent refinancing of a portfolio of twenty hotels around the country.
  • A joint venture in connection with their acquisition, financing and leasing of twenty grocery stores around the country. 
  • A real estate investment fund in connection with their joint venture with a developer to acquire and develop multiple multifamily housing complexes. 
  • A major Singaporean real estate investor in connection with their first US real estate transaction: the acquisition and US$65 million financing of two properties, development rights on Third Avenue in New York, the subsequent US$300 million construction financing and EB-5 financing for the development of the project.
  • A major New York real estate investor in connection with their origination of US$167 million in construction and mezzanine financing for a major development on 5th Avenue in New York.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • University of Maryland, B.A., 2010
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2013, magna cum laude
  • *Admitted in New York only