Lloyd T. Hardin, Jr. , one of the state’s leading real estate and business transactions attorneys, has joined the law firm of McAfee & Taft. The veteran lawyer has more than 30 years experience representing both domestic and international clients 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. A material portion of his practice is also dedicated to transactional interests that are international in nature.
An elected Fellow of the prestigious American College of Real Estate Lawyers since 1987, he is particularly regarded for his work on high-profile commercial projects that include nationally recognized hotel, resort and golf course developments, as well as large-scale office, residential, retail and entertainment complexes from coast-to-coast.
Hardin is the newest addition to the state’s largest real estate and corporate/commercial legal teams, both of which have perennially received top marks from Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
“Lloyd’s reputation for handling major real estate and commercial matters, both regionally and nationally, is both well known and highly respected by his peers and clients alike, and his impressive portfolio of work speaks for itself,” said managing director Richard Nix. “We’re obviously pleased to add his caliber of talent to our firm and anxious to leverage our firm’s significant resources, depth and expertise in real estate, commercial transactions and tax law for the added benefit of his clients.”
Hardin’s achievements in the area of real estate law have also earned him perennial inclusion in leading industry publications such as The Best Lawyers in America and Oklahoma Super Lawyers.
Appointed by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the approval of the U.S. Department of State, Hardin serves as the Honorary Consul General of Japan for the State of Oklahoma and 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. His civic leadership involvement also includes serving on the board of directors of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Foundation and as vice president and member of the board of directors of the U.S. Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Oklahoma.
Hardin received both his undergraduate degree and his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma and is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
With more than 155 lawyers and offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, McAfee & Taft is Oklahoma’s largest law firm, serving clients locally, nationally and internationally in the areas of aviation, business law, corporate and securities, employee benefits, entertainment law, environmental law, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, oil and gas, real estate, and tax and family wealth.