University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1975, With High Distinction
 - Order of the Coif

University of Iowa, B.A., 1972, With Highest Distinction
 - Phi Beta Kappa

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  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
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Chuck Haynor is a member of the firm's Financial Institutions and Real Estate section. He previously served three separate, three-year terms on Briggs’ board of directors and has served as head of the Financial Institutions and Real Estate section for more than 15 years. He also was a member of the firm’s three-person Executive Committee. Chuck practices primarily in the areas of real estate, banking, creditors’ rights and commercial law.

He has extensive experience representing banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions. For more than 30 years, Chuck has represented clients in negotiating and documenting a variety of sophisticated commercial and real estate financing transactions, including revolving credit facilities, term loans, asset-based loans, syndicated construction and permanent real estate loans. 

He has advised financial institutions and other clients in workouts and foreclosures of troubled, conventional and tax-exempt real estate financings. Chuck's regulatory experience includes counseling lending institutions and their officers and directors on a variety of issues (e.g. Regulation O and other insider transactions, affiliate transactions, state and federal lending limit, and Bank Secrecy Act issues) and various regulatory examination and enforcement proceedings involving the local, regional and national offices of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve Board, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and Office of Thrift Supervision, as well as various state regulators of financial institutions. 

Chuck represents a national real estate development company and its affiliated investment partnerships and joint ventures in real estate acquisitions, financings, development, leasing and sales.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Banking Law, Real Estate Law
  • Super Lawyer, Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Who's Who Legal: USA - Real Estate, 2006

Professional Affiliations

Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Briggs and Morgan, Member, Board of Directors

Regions Hospital Foundation, Chairman and Member, Board of Directors

Regions Hospital, Member, Board of Directors

Progress Valley Inc., Member, Board of Directors

Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota (LRAP), Member, Board of Directors