Industry Overview

The real estate industry has witnessed significant transformation in both its daily business practices and financial underpinnings. Rapidly evolving consumer requirements and the arrival of “big data” to the sector are driving innovation in areas like home construction, retail development, and urban/suburban migration. Telecommuting and co-working are transforming workplaces, with implications that impact properties from languishing industrial spaces to technology-filled smart cities, introducing new legal hurdles to navigate and opportunities to explore.

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Our ability to help our clients, local and national developers, landlords, retailers, portfolio managers, municipalities, and construction firms, maintain full control over their real estate dealings, during any economic cycle, has been demonstrated for more than 100 years. We offer proven legal counsel and strategic advice across all real estate transactions, development, permitting, leasing, and financing. We understand how to position our clients for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

News & Insight

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Qualified Opportunity Zones: Insights from the Government's New Guidance

November 21, 2018

Hinckley Allen published A Practical Guide to the Qualified Opportunity Zone Program, which details a promising new program contained in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that provides significant tax incentives for real estate investors in Qualified Opportun…

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Seven Essential Lease Provisions in Mixed-use Developments

March 12, 2019

Developers who gain control of a property (whether through an option agreement, purchase and sale agreement, or ground lease) and who intend to develop or significantly re-develop the property are often subject to a time-limited permitting period and/or du…

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Connecticut Supreme Court Clarifies Distinction between Subdivision and Lot Line Revision

March 12, 2019

Recently, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued a land use decision in Cady v. Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Burlington. In this case, the Supreme Court restated the definition of a subdivision as distinct from a lot line adjustment. The last time …

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How Blockchain Technology Could Transform Commercial Real Estate: Acquisitions

March 12, 2019

Have you ever wondered if there was a faster way to accomplish due diligence? Has your deal fallen apart because of disintegrating trust between buyer and seller? Blockchain technology could automate aspects of real estate acquisitions, thereby relieving s…

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