Kenneth D. Hackman


Kenneth D. Hackman


Philadelphia | Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States of America 19104-2808
+1 215 994 2638 | +1 215 994 2222


Kenneth D. Hackman is a partner in Dechert’s global finance practice. Mr. Hackman’s practice encompasses a broad range of real estate finance and investment matters, including the representation of borrowers and lenders on repurchase facilities, warehouse facilities and single-family rental finance transactions, including the origination and securitization of single-family rental loans.

Mr. Hackman also has significant experience in the origination, acquisition and disposition of complex mortgage loans, mezzanine financings, the financing of distressed and under-performing mortgage debt, and the modification, workout and restructuring of complex distressed-debt structures. Mr. Hackman represents a number of investment banks, commercial banks, life insurance companies, institutional investors, specialty finance companies, REITs and private equity funds.

Mr. Hackman is an active participant in industry trade organizations such as the CRE Finance Council (CREFC) and is also a contributor to Dechert’s finance and real estate blog, Crunched Credit.

  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 2005, cum laude, 2005
  • University of Pittsburgh, J.D., 2008, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Executive Editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Legal Scholarship
    Extern, the Honorable Thomas M. Hardiman, U.S. District Judge, Western District of Pennsylvania (Summer 2006)
  • Pennsylvania
  • CRE Finance Council (CREFC)
  • Mortgage Bankers’ Association (MBA)
Speaking Engagements
  • Single-Family Rental: Securitization at the Crossroads — CRE Financial Council, Philadelphia (September 13, 2018)
  • What You Need to Know About Mezzanine Loan Foreclosures — Philadelphia Bar Institute (December 7, 2017)

    Speaker, “What You Need to Know About Mezzanine Loan Foreclosures,” panel at PBI's 21st Annual Real Estate Institute.
  • Structural Considerations for Ground Lease Financings: What Lenders Want and Why — PBI's 20th Annual Real Estate Institute, Philadelphia, PA (December 9, 2016)
  • Real Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions Seminar — Presented by Sterling Education Services, Philadelphia, PA (March 13, 2013)

    This seminar covered the process of successful real estate purchases from beginning to end, and is presented by experts with insight and experience.