Robert E. Hayes

Robert E. Hayes

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP
  • Business Law, Real Estate Law
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Robert E. Hayes is a Financial Services lawyer at Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP in Sioux Falls, SD. Bob has long been recognized for his expertise in the field of creditors rights law, a fact reflected not only by his having served for years on the State Bar’s Debtor Creditor Committee but accumulating nearly a decade as chair of that committee. Bob has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, for the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards. He was also selected by Best Lawyers® in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation – Bankruptcy, and ranked by Chambers and Partners in the areas of Corporate/Commercial and Corporate/Commercial: Bankruptcy/Restructuring Law, and Real Estate. Bob was ranked in the top 5% of practicing attorneys in South Dakota by Great Plains Super Lawyers in the areas of Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, and Real Estate. He is relied upon by clients for his experience in real property law and real estate finance. Bob has served on or assisted a variety of community organizations. His involvement also includes professional organizations. Bob is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and was president of the State Bar of South Dakota for 2002-2003, a position elected by Bar members at the annual convention. Bob has served as a director, Vice President and President of the USD School of Law Foundation, President of the State Bar Foundation, and Chairman of the State Bar of South Dakota Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law. Contact Bob Hayes at 605-336-2880 or

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Right
University of South Dakota School of Law
J.D. (1976)
Honors: Sterling Honor Graduate
Activities: Phi Beta Kappa
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University of South Dakota
B.A. (1973)
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Professional Associations
State Bar of South Dakota  # 716
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Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP
206 West 14th Street
P.O. Box 1030
Sioux Falls, SD 57101
Telephone: (605) 336-2880
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