Elle Hayes - McDermott Will & Emery


Elle Hayes focuses her practice on general corporate matters, particularly mergers and acquisitions. She represents clients on renewable energy transactions including project finance and tax equity transactions. She has experience working with clients across a variety of industries, including media, entertainment, sports, renewable energy, healthcare and technology.

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  • Represented the family office of a multiple-time MVP NBA player, in numerous joint ventures, endorsement deals and corporate matters
  • Represented Doral Renewables and its affiliated companies in a series of complex and layered financing transactions aggregating $685 million for the development, construction and operation of the 400MW Mammoth North solar project located in Starke County, Indiana, the first of three phases of what will become the 1.3GW Mammoth Solar Farm, the largest integrated photovoltaic solar electricity generating facility in the US
  • Represented Comvest Partners and its portfolio company Lasko in its acquisition of Intertex, Inc., dba B-Air, a leading provider of air movers, dehumidifiers, air scrubbers, inflatable blowers and complementary products
  • Represented H.I.G. Capital, LLC and its portfolio company Lipari Foods in the acquisition of Troyer Cheese, Inc., Troyer Bros. Trucking, Ltd. and Amish Wedding Foods, Inc., a specialty food distributor, manufacturer and processor

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  • The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 – Florida (2020)


  • Elle Hayes Foundation for Women and Children, Founder
  • Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center for Women
  • YWCA Miami Influencers, Member


University of Florida Levin College of Law, JD, cum laude, 2017
University of Central Florida, BA, magna cum laude, 2014

District of Columbia