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Mr. Hanmer is of counsel at Carrington Coleman. He is primarily a lending, real estate, and commercial transactions lawyer and has been involved in a wide variety of transactional matters.

He has represented lenders and borrowers with real estate and asset-based loans, including low income housing tax credit loans. In that role, he has handled negotiation and documentation of loans and has been active in enforcement of rights under loan documents. He often assists out-of-state law firms and institutions in addressing Texas legal issues and adapting documents to Texas law.

He has represented developers, project owners, and businesses in a variety of transactions, including acquisition and sale of personal and real property, construction of improvements, loan negotiation, documentation and closing, and the operation and maintenance of improvements. He has also represented corporate clients in structuring, negotiating, and documenting financial transactions involving a wide variety of collateral and debt structures including structures involving sale leaseback/synthetic leases.

He has been involved in the negotiation and analysis of personal property and real property leases, both for the lessor and the lessee.

He has specific expertise in working with issues, agreements, and transactions involving the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and especially Articles 2, 2A, 5, and 9 dealing with sales, equipment leases, letters of credit, and security interests, respectively.

Mr. Hanmer has represented borrowers and lenders in connection with workouts and loan restructuring, and has assisted litigators in litigation involving a variety of lender liability issues. He also regularly assists litigators in dealing with various real estate, transactional, and UCC issues, including the development of strategy, research, analysis, and brief writing.


When it Comes to Names and the UCC, You Need to Sweat the Small Stuff – Update, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter (Summer 2013).

 SPEs – Bankruptcy Remote? Not So Much, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter (Winter 2009).

Dealing With a Shaky Bank? Beware! D’oench, Duhme and 1823 (E) Of FIRREA Are Back in the Courts, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter (Summer 2009).

When it Comes to Names and the UCC, You Need to Sweat the Small Stuff, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter (March 2009).

Court Admissions

Texas, 1973


Harvard Law School
J.D., cum laude, 1973

University of Oklahoma
B.A., with highest honors, 1968
Phi Beta Kappa


American Bar Association.

State Bar of Texas.

Dallas Bar Association: Real Estate and Corporate Sections.

Dallas Bar Foundation.

Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation.