Lloyd Hardin is a veteran real estate and business transactions attorney who represents individuals and public and privately held companies, both domestic and international, in a broad range of commercial transactions and in all phases of real estate sales and acquisitions, exchanges, construction and development, financing and refinancing, commercial leasing and real estate management. He is particularly regarded for his work on high-profile commercial projects that include nationally recognized hotels and resorts, golf courses, and office complexes from coast-to-coast.
Lloyd’s extensive career experience in the areas of real estate development and commercial transactions includes serving from 1987 through 1993 as vice president and assistant general counsel of Landmark Land Company, Inc., a New York publicly traded company headquartered in Carmel, California, which specialized in the development of world-class golf courses, resorts and upscale residential communities, followed by the ongoing west coast representation of domestic and international clients throughout the Pacific Rim, North America and Europe.
Accordingly, while the majority of his work is dedicated to representing clients in complex real estate and business matters which are primarily regional or national in scope, a material portion of his practice is dedicated to transactional interests which are international in nature.
Lloyd’s achievements earned him election as a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers in 1987 and selection as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America in 2018, as well as inclusion in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America (construction law; international trade and finance law; mergers and acquisitions law; real estate law; real estate litigation) and Oklahoma Super Lawyers. He was selected by Best Lawyers as the “Oklahoma City Construction Lawyer of the Year” for 2013 and “Oklahoma City Real Estate Lawyer of the Year” for 2021, honors only given to a single lawyer in each legal specialty in each market. In 2007, he was the recipient of The Journal Record’s inaugural Leadership in Law Award.
Lloyd previously served as an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he taught advanced real estate transactions for a number of years. Lloyd continues those endeavors as a frequent public speaker and lecturer in matters of professional and community interest.
In 2006, Lloyd was appointed by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the approval of the U.S. Department of States, to serve as the Honorary Consul General of Japan for the State of Oklahoma. After 15 years of service, the Government of Japan honored him with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, in 2021 in recognition of his contributions toward promoting mutual understanding and strengthening friendly relations between Japan and the United States. Lloyd is an appointed member of the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team, where he has advised the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Oklahoma Legislature, the Secretaries of State and of Commerce and other Cabinet Secretaries with respect to international matters. Appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma State Senate, he also serves on the Oklahoma Building Bonds Commission.
Prior to earning his law degree, Lloyd served as an infantry officer with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1971 to 1976. Lloyd is the co-founder, current executive vice president and a member of the board of directors of the U.S. Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Oklahoma.