Since its inception, our firm has represented real estate developers and lending institutions in all phases of the development process, including:
- organization of the developer entity
- acquisition agreements
- architectural and construction contracts
- environmental evaluations
We assist clients in developing and obtaining permits for residential and office park subdivisions, condominiums, nursing homes, shopping centers and office buildings. We have represented a number of developers of community shopping centers in their land acquisitions, financings, permitting and lease negotiations with nationally recognized tenants. On behalf of a major regional mall developer, we negotiated an innovative and economically viable zoning scheme with surrounding municipalities. We represented the purchaser of a corporate headquarters site valued at more than three hundred million dollars. One of the first condominium declarations in the State of Connecticut was drafted by our firm.
Our representation of the developer of Audubon Court, New Haven, Connecticut is typical of the scope of this work. This project entailed the negotiation and drafting of an intricate redevelopment agreement among the City of New Haven, a not-for-profit corporation, and the developer; winning planned development district zoning and Redevelopment Agency approvals; drafting a ground lease and tenant leases; organization of a syndicated limited partnership; creation of a mixed-use, leasehold condominium; negotiation and documentation of leasehold mortgage financing; and creation of cooperation agreements between the limited partnership and the condominium.
We represent developers of low-and moderate-income multi-family housing projects utilizing U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development insurance and subsidies and State Housing Financing Agency programs. The projects in which we have assisted our clients total well over a billion dollars of mortgage financing.
Our land use planning experience guides clients through site plan approval, variance requests, special permit applications, subdivision approvals, coastal site plan reviews, zone changes and plan development districts, and related permitting. We also represent clients opposing land use applications, both at the administrative and appellate levels.
Our goal is to produce timely and cost effective results by combining our extensive experience in the business challenges facing developers with a thorough knowledge of the legal issues which impact our clients’ real estate transactions.