John J. Hanley focuses his practice on first and second lien financings; private placements of debt and equity securities; and the purchase and sale of loans, securities, trade claims and other illiquid assets. His clients include business development companies, specialty lenders, investment banks, hedge funds, actively managed CLOs, special purpose vehicles and other financial institutions.
John structures, negotiates and drafts term and revolving credit facilities, commitment letters, consents, waivers, assignments, “big boy” letters, proceeds letters and a range of agreements, including guarantee, intercreditor, subscription, purchase and sale, participation and confidentiality agreements.
Before beginning his legal career, John was a sergeant in the New York City Police Department. He was awarded the Meritorious Police Duty for acts of intelligent and valuable police service, demonstrating special faithfulness or perseverance, as well as the Excellent Policy Duty for intelligent acts materially contributing to valuable accomplishments.
His pro bono works includes working with the Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office to advise low-income New Yorkers on consumer debt issues under the auspices of the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program and Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice.
From 2012 to 2015, John has been selected to the Irish Legal 100 by the Irish Voice.
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2000, Deans List, Associate articles editor of the Fordham Urban Law Journal, President and founder of the Fordham Law School Gavel and Shield Association, Founder of the Thomas F. Murphy Award for Dedication to Justice
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, B.A., 1996, summa cum laude
- United States Supreme Court
- New York
Fordham Law Alumni Association
Loan Syndications and Trading Association – Member, Primary Market Committee and the Trade Practices and Forms Committee
New York City Bar Association
Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick in the City of New York
The Guild of Catholic Lawyers in the Archdiocese of New York
The Union League Club of New York
The Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office