John A. Hayden III

John A. Hayden III

SENIOR COUNSEL
jhayden@wtplaw.com
TOWSON
T: 410.832.2074
F: 410.339.4026



Recognitions

  • AV Peer Review Rated: Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America: 2013 - present
  • Listed in Baltimore's Legal Elite: 2010 and 2012 - Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine
 

Memberships & Activities

  • Pro Bono assistance in legal and tax matters to member of the deaf community and organizations serving the deaf
  • Member: Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member: Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Member: American Bar Association
  • Has lectured at: CCBC, Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, Legg Mason, Merrill Lynch, PaineWebber, Westinghouse Corp., AAI, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Baltimore City Retirement System
  • Chairman: Leadership-Baltimore County
  • Vice-President: Towson University Foundation
  • Past Board Member: Baltimore County Board of Education; Chair of the Budget and Audit Committee
  • Past President: Maryland Association of Boards of Education
  • Board Member: Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce; Chair: Education Committee, and Member, Legislative Committee
  • Member: Greater Baltimore Committee, Education and Workforce Development Committee
  • Board Member: Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center
  • Member: Maryland Task Force on School Safety (2007)
  • Board Member: Baltimore County Public Schools Education Foundation, Inc.
  • Best Lawyers Designation

Resources

  • Choice of Business Entity
  • A Legal and Practical Guide for Maryland Small Business

    The purpose of this Guide Book is to discuss some of the major issues facing persons wishing to begin a business or involved in a small business.  This Guide Book is not a replacement for the competent professional assistance of lawyers, accountants, general business advisors, bankers and other professionals regularly dealing with start up and small to mid-size businesses.

Business & Corporate Law

  • Representation of foreign corporations in establishing and funding U.S. affiliates
  • Corporate counsel in matters involving shareholder disputes/concerns and in drafting shareholder agreements
  • Assistance to clients acquiring or selling business enterprises or interests therein
  • Representation of large event planning corporation with U. S. and international experience
 

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Principal counsel in acquisition of Maryland hospital
  • Principal counsel in merger of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad into Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad
  • Principal counsel in sale of fifth largest U.S. mechanical contractor
 

Hospitality, Hotel & Restaurant

  • Counsel in acquisition of Canadian beverage company
  • Counsel in sale of chemical manufacturer
  • Counsel in sale of software design firm
 

Higher Education

  • Assisted in the acquisition and funding of the purchase of facility by a foundation and its transfer to an affiliated university
  • Service on college and university boards and committees
 

Nonprofit Corporate Services

  • Professional services in the organization of not-for-profit foundations and assistance in securing IRS recognition of tax-exempt status
  • Drafting amendments to charter documents for chambers of commerce, colleges and boards of education
 

Trusts, Wills & Estate Planning

  • Professional advisor to trustees in family of trusts with assets of approximately $15 million and numerous smaller trusts
 

Business Succession Planning

  • Assisted clients in generation succession planning and transition succession planning for business enterprises anticipating the need for changes in senior management positions to reflect business evolution

NEWS

57 WTP Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2019, Four Named "Lawyer of the Year"

57 lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington offices. Client comments are posted on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers web site.

59 WTP Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2018, Two Named "Lawyer of the Year"

59 lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices. Client comments are posted on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers web site, at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

In addition, two lawyers were selected as “Lawyer of the Year” for their particular areas of practice.


59 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2017, Eight Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Fifty-nine lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 (copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, eight lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” for their particular areas of practice. 


63 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Four Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Sixty-three lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 (copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, four lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in the Baltimore region for their particular areas of practice.


Fifty-Four Whiteford Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Maryland

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that 54 of its Maryland-based attorneys are listed among the 2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

The firm is particularly proud of the young lawyers who are recognized as “Rising Stars” and the three partners who received special recognition -- Edward Buxbaum and Dwight Stone in the Top 100, and Mary Claire Chesshire in the Top 50 Women.


61 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America; Nine Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Sixty-one lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices, including the firm's new Roanoke office.

In addition, nine lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in their jurisdictions and areas of practice.


Sixty-Four Whiteford Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that 64 of its attorneys are listed among the 2013 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in three states.

The firm is particularly proud of the young lawyers who are recognized as “Rising Stars”; the four partners who are listed in the Top 100 in Maryland – Edward Buxbaum, Edwin Fee, William Ryan, and Dwight Stone; and the 16 who are named for the first time this year.


60 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America Five Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Sixty lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.).

This represents an increase of seven over last year.  The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, five lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in their jurisdictions and areas of practice.


WTP Lawyers Contribute Pro Bono Services to "Wills for Heroes"

Six lawyers from Whiteford Taylor & Preston’s Baltimore, Towson and Columbia offices joined lawyers from the Legal Department of Constellation/Exelon and other law firms in the Wills for Heroes (WFH) pro bono clinic on August 1, 2012. The event was held at the Anne Arundel Fire Department Training Academy and served 35 clients without charge.


Forty-Six Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Maryland; Five in Maryland Listed in “Top 100”

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that 46 of its attorneys are listed among the 2012 Maryland Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

The firm is particularly proud of the five who are listed in the Top 100 in Maryland – Edward Buxbaum, Edwin Fee, Paul Nussbaum, William Ryan, and Dwight Stone. Selection of the Top 100 lawyers in a jurisdiction is strictly based on the highest scores in the Super Lawyer judging process, and Whiteford is one of the two firms with the most names on the list.