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Lawrence J. Hass

Partner, Corporate Department

New York

Phone: 1(212) 318-6401
Fax: 1(212) 230-7897


Larry Hass is a partner in the Corporate Department at Paul Hastings in New York. He is the head of the firm’s Global Private Investment Funds practice group and co-head of the firm’s Global Compensation, Benefits, and ERISA practice. Mr. Hass concentrates his practice in assisting clients in the formation of private real estate investment funds and other private equity funds, and in the management, operation and regulatory compliance of such funds. Mr. Hass is also recognized as a leading expert on the interpretation and application of the fiduciary responsibility requirements of ERISA.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Hass served as an attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as assistant counsel for Fiduciary Responsibility in the Solicitors Office of the U.S. Department of Labor, and as special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Mr. Hass is also the general counsel of the Pension Real Estate Association and is a past member of its Board of Directors.


  • The Legal 500, Investment Fund Formation & Management - Private Equity Funds (Including Venture Capital) (2021)
  • Recognized at the 2012 and 2011 Global PERE Awards. In 2012, Paul Hastings was one of only two law firms recognized for fund formation in three regions—North America, Europe, and Asia. Previously, in 2011, Paul Hastings was named Asia Law Firm of the Year and also took second place in the North American Law Firm of the Year - Fund Formation category.
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2011)


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1971
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1967


  • Crocker Partners, LLC
  • Davis Companies
  • GE Capital
  • Grove International
  • Lone Star
  • MacFarlane Partners
  • National Electrical Benefit Fund
  • National Real Estate Advisors
  • Park Madison Partners
  • Patron Capital
  • Perella Weinberg Partners
  • Real Estate Capital Asia Partners
  • Rockwood Capital
  • Sentinel Real Estate
  • State Street Bank
  • Sterling Organization
  • Stratford Company
  • Yucaipa Companies



    Practice Areas

    Investment Management
    Mergers and Acquisitions
    Private Investment Funds
    Global Compensation, Benefits, and ERISA




    District of Columbia Bar
    New York Bar


    Brooklyn Law School, J.D. 1971
    University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 1967

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