Deborah Hays Named to NJBIZ Law Power 50 List

Archer partner and Chair of the firm’s Board of Directors, Deborah A. Hays, has been named to NJBIZ’s 2022 Law Power 50 List for the 4th consecutive year. The Law Power 50 List is a ranking of the most influential attorneys in private practice, public service, corporate law departments and nonprofit organizations in New Jersey.

With over 30 years of experience in corporate finance law, Deborah 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.

Deborah is by definition a trailblazer in a profession where women have made significant progress, yet are still vastly underrepresented as shareholders and directors. She is the firm’s first female attorney to assume the role of Chair of the Board, as well as 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 Chair of Archer’s Business Counseling Group, Deborah is also the first woman to serve as head of a practice group at the firm.

Deborah represents companies and financial institutions in complex business transactions, including business financing, securities offerings and compliance, director advisory services, mergers and acquisitions and technology transfer and licensing. Her clients range from small, local businesses to large international corporations (both privately held and public), as well as startups and development stage entities. Deborah provides her business clients with general representation in areas such as entity formation, risk management/mitigation, corporate governance, and corporate reorganizations and dissolution.

About Archer

Founded in 1928, Archer is a full-service law firm serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals. The firm provides litigation and transactional services in nearly every area of law, including business counseling, labor & employment, real estate, health care, intellectual property, family and matrimonial, personal injury, public finance, tax, trusts and estates, bankruptcy, land use and environmental law. With 175 attorneys, Archer has nine offices, including Voorhees, Hackensack, Princeton and Red Bank, NJ; Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA; Wilmington, DE; New York, NY; and Houston, TX.