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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.


"Highly Regarded" — Capital Markets: Structured Finance & Securitization (USA) (2023)
Chambers Global
Capital Markets: Securitization (USA) (2009-2019)
Chambers USA
Capital Markets: Securitization (Nationwide) (2008-2018)



  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1986
  • M.M., Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg School of Management, 1983
  • B.A., 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