Daniel Hartnett has extensive experience representing financial institutions, investment managers, servicers, trustees, issuers and investors in securitization transactions and investment fund transactions, particularly those involving residential and commercial real estate and loans, aviation assets and loans, farm credit loans, synthetic assets and agency loans. He has been involved in CDO, CLO, CRE CLO, CBO, CFO, CMBS, MSR, mortgage banking, real estate investment trust, real estate mortgage investment conduit, farm credit loan, aviation asset and loan, PACE lien, tax lien and synthetic securitizations, and investment fund transactions across the country and around the world. He has worked extensively on restructuring and workout transactions involving loan origination platforms, investment funds, asset-backed commercial paper conduits, CLOs, CFOs, CMBS, credit default swaps and total return swaps.

Mr. Hartnett is a frequent lecturer on aviation, securitization, investment funds and derivatives topics.

Mr. Hartnett received his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, his master's of management degree from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and his law degree from Northwestern University's School of Law, where he was Articles Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review.


The Risk Retention Rule: LSTA's Victory and What It Means for CLOs and Other Securitizations
Analysis Of The Fed's Proposed Expectations For Boards
Banking Law360, Capital Markets Law360, Public Policy Law360, Securities Law360
Federal Reserve Board Proposes Guidance Addressing Supervisory Expectations on Boards of Directors
House Financial Services Committee Releases Revised 'Financial CHOICE Act'
Equity and Investment Panel
Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Conference, Dublin, Ireland


Chambers Global
Capital Markets: Securitization (USA) (2009-2019)
Chambers USA
Capital Markets: Securitization (Nationwide) (2008-2018)
The Legal 500 US
Transport – Aviation/Air Travel Finance (2018-2019)
Finance: Structured Finance – Securitization (2018-2019)
Asset Finance and Leasing (2013-2014)


  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, 1986
  • MM, Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg School of Management, 1983
  • BA, Northwestern University, 1979
  • Illinois
  • Texas
  • Member, International Committee, Commercial Real Estate Finance Association
  • Member, Parents' Fund for Northwestern University
  • Member, Board of Directors of the National Disability Institute

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