George A. “Tony” Hewett

phone: 617-589-3853 / fax: 617-275-7611
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J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 1979

Certificate of Special Studies, Business Administration and Management, Harvard Extension School, 1985

B.A., Bucknell University, 1976

PRACTICE & FOCUS AREA
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Tony is a banking and credit attorney with extensive experience in handling all phases of commercial lending transactions. His expertise ranges from closings and portfolio management activities to workouts involving bankruptcy, litigation and liquidation of assets. He has represented national, regional and local bank and non-bank lenders, closing on over 4,000 transactions throughout the United States since 1984.

Tony is a U.S. Small Business Administration-approved specialist in closing and servicing SBA loan transactions, including the 7(a) SBA guaranteed loan program. He works extensively in the SBA 504 Program for Economic Development, is approved as a Designated 504 Closing Attorney, and is a former member of the Board of Directors of New England Certified Development Corporation. He also has expertise in closing loans guaranteed by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Before Davis Malm, Tony served for four years in the Reagan/Bush Administration, first in Washington, D.C., as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, as the Vice President of Mortgage Finance and as the Special Assistant to the President of the Government National Mortgage Association. Following these engagements, he returned to Boston to serve as Attorney Advisor with the SBA.

RESULTS
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  • Represented a regional commercial bank in a $5 million SBA guaranteed loan for a Massachusetts hotel and restaurant group.
  • Represented a regional commercial bank in a $10 million USDA guaranteed loan for a Massachusetts hotel and restaurant group.
  • Represented a national bank in a $10 million asset acquisition loan for a Massachusetts software development company.
  • Represented a regional commercial bank in a $5 million real estate and asset acquisition by management of a Massachusetts manufacturing company.
  • Represented a national lender in the $1.3 million construction financing for a recycling and waste transfer facility.
  • Represented a national lender in the $20 million take-out financing of a construction loan for a regional warehousing and distribution company.
  • Represented a national lender in the $3.7 million debt refinancing for a tennis and health club.
  • Represented a regional commercial lender in the $5.96 million acquisition of a Cape Cod inn and restaurant.
  • Represented a national lender in the $1.5 million acquisition of a product division of a national manufacturer.
  • Represented a Massachusetts based lender in the $1.8 million permanent financing and $1.3 million bridge financing for the acquisition of a 122-unit hotel.
CREDENTIALS
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 Distinctions:

  • Peer Review AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest bestowed rating
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004-2005, 2013-2018

Admitted:

  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Fellow:

  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation

 Member:

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Financial Services Leadership Council
  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
MORE THAN A LAWYER
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Tony’s passion outside the office is giving back. He credits founding partner Michael Malm with being the “moral compass” of the firm and for encouraging the support of charitable, civic and philanthropic organizations.  In honor of his family’s long history of military service, Tony focuses his charitable work on helping families of veterans. He actively raises scholarship money for children of veterans to attend Phillips Academy Summer Sessions and heads Davis Malm’s charitable efforts with the Bedford Veterans Hospital, such as our annual fall back-to-school supply drive and winter coat drive. Tony also spends time volunteering with Families of SMA, an organization that raises money for the research and treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

News & Insights
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SBA 504: What Happens After Closing, panelist at America East 2017

504 Closing Issues, panel moderator for Build Northeast Conference

Liquidity for Growth: Credit Alternatives, panelist and moderator for SBANE program

Business Survival Strategies in a Down Economy, speaker at Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce seminar

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