NJBIZ released its 2020 Law Power 50 List today, which includes Archer partner and shareholder Deborah A. Hays in the number 8 spot. Most recently, Hays was appointed Chair of Archer’s Board of Directors. The firm’s first female attorney to assume that role, Hays began her five-year term last October.
With over 25 years of experience in corporate finance law, Hays is sought-after for her strategic planning abilities. Her clients admire her knowledge, experience and ability to cut straight to the essence of a particular challenge and look for solutions, and she has greatly affected commerce in South Jersey and surrounding areas.
Hays is by definition a trailblazer in a profession where women have made significant progress, yet are still vastly underrepresented as shareholders and directors. She was the first woman to serve as Chair of Archer’s Finance Committee, one of the firm’s most important committees, responsible for its overall financial health. As the current Chair of Archer’s Business Counseling Group, Hays is also the first woman to serve as head of a practice group at the firm.
Hays routinely represents clients in mergers and acquisitions with experience in transactions involving public companies, private equity firms, financially distressed sellers, intellectual property assets, Hart-Scott-Rodino antitrust compliance, assets located outside of the U.S. and complex licensing and regulatory issues. She has particular expertise in home health care, automobile dealership, vehicle fleet management and consumer products M&A.
The entire NJBIZ Law Power 50 List can be found here.
Archer & Greiner P.C. is a full-service regional law firm with more than 185 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton, and Red Bank in NJ; Philadelphia and Harrisburg in PA; New York, NY; and Wilmington, DE. The firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for over 90 years. Each office provides full-service litigation and transactional capabilities in nearly every area of law, including corporate, estate & trust, family & matrimonial, labor & employment, litigation, medical & personal injury, and real estate services. For more information, visit www.archerlaw.com.