Jed R. Hayden

Jed R. Hayden

Contact Information
Phone: 502.638.2817
Mobile: 502.550.3834
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Jed focuses his practice on corporate advisory services and real estate transactions. Jed has represented clients ranging from international conglomerates to small and medium-sized businesses.

Jed is the former General Counsel for an international real estate developer based in Ukraine. As General Counsel, Jed was responsible for all corporate legal functions as well as project's under development in Dubai and the Kempinski Hotel and Residences, Kiev, Ukraine.


Jed is also the former in-house legal counsel in charge of corporate and commercial for Nakheel PJSC, the real estate development arm of Dubai World. He participated in the closing of over $7 billion dollars of transactions for Nakheel along with maintaining primary responsibility for all corporate governance and commercial transactions. Jed is also a former foreign associate for the largest law firm in Turkey, Herguner, Bilgen and Ozeke, where he was primarily responsible for international investments by Western clients in Turkey.

Representative Experience -

Hayden Grant, PLLC

  • Represented seller in multi-million dollar asset sale to private equity in the transportation sector.
  • Represented seller in multi-million dollar stock sale to private equity in the construction service sector.
  • Represented exiting shareholder in stock sale in the audio recording industry.
  • Represented seller in asset sale to private equity in the manufacturing sector.
  • Represented seller in asset sale of engineering firm.
  • Represented two founding shareholders in exit transaction of emergency room physician practice to publicly traded entity.
  • Represented exiting shareholder in asset sale to private equity in the services sector.
  • Represented a founding shareholder of Blue Apron for private equity funding rounds.
  • Represented sellers in various commercial real estate including self-storage, office and hotel sales.

General Counsel, Emerald Palace Group Management FZ, Dubai, UAE

  • Responsible for managing all legal functions of Ukrainian based real estate development company with over $1.5 billion under development in Dubai, Kiev, Ukraine and Crimea including the Kempinski Palm Jumeirah Hotel and Residences, Emerald Palace Business Bay Residences and Kempinski Palm Jebel Ali Hotel and Residences

Legal Counsel, Nakheel PJSC, Dubai, UAE

  • Responsible for all corporate and commercial legal aspects of Nakheel PJSC, including reviewing and approving agreements under the company's signature record process, implementing corporate governance, policies and procedures including intellectual property standards and standard form service and consultant agreements
  • Participated in negotiations and drafting for all MGM / Dubai World $2.5 billion SharePurchase and $2.5 billion CityCenter, Las Vegas Joint Venture Agreement
  • Responsible for concluding joint venture with Bharat Hotels Ltd. for the establishment of a 5 star hotel, the Grand Fort Hotel Dubai
  • Responsible for Performance Agreement with Cirque du Soleil for the establishment of a permanent Cirque du Soleil original show to be located on The Palm, Jumeirah
  • Participated in the review, drafting and finalization of all agreements for a $1.85 billion Islamic compliant Ijara syndicated loan facility
  • Responsible for concluding joint venture agreement with Dubai Islamic Bank including the establishment of a Cayman Islands Limited Liability Partnership for the purchase and development of real estate in Dubai

Foreign Associate, Hergüner Bilgen Özeke, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Represented AIG Global Emerging Markets Fund in its acquisition of a controlling interest in a local retail company including the negotiation and drafting of a share purchase and shareholders agreements
  • Represented Tesco Plc in the establishment of all retail outlets of Tesco-Kipa hypermarkets in Turkey including drafting real property purchase agreements, lease agreements, right of construction agreements and preparation of target site reports
  • Represented The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co in its acquisition of a controlling interest in a local gum manufacturer including the drafting of a share purchase agreement and preparation of due diligence reports
  • Represented a German investment fund in its purchase of a shopping mall in Turkey
  • Represented AES Corp in its acquisition of a controlling interest in a Turkish holding company focused on the electric production and wholesale markets


  • 2010-Present, Member – Hayden Grant PLLC
  • 2008-2009, General Counsel – Emerald Palace Group, Dubai, UAE
  • 2007-2008, Legal Counsel– Nakheel PJSC, Dubai, UAE
  • 2006-2007, Foreign Associate – Herguner Bilgen Ozeke, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2001-2005, Associate – Greenebaum Doll & McDonald, PLLC


  • B.A., Miami University Ohio, Psychology and Sociology 1998
  • J.D., Tulane University, 2001

Admitted to Practice

  • Kentucky, 2001

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association