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David Barry Connolly

Partner

David’s practice is focused on sophisticated real estate development and real estate investment matters, focusing on all aspects of real estate law, including acquisitions and dispositions, commercial leasing, office and retail development, residential housing development, financing, and institutional real estate investment advice. He has represented regional and national developers, national value-added funds, national and regional automobile franchisees and dealerships, and public and private pension funds. He has appeared before numerous municipalities and state and local governmental agencies in the areas of real estate development, liquor licenses, and land use regulations, including zoning, planning, and subdivision matters.

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Chair, Real Estate Practice Group
    • Partner (1998-Present)
    • Associate (1989-1997)
  • Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster
    • Associate (1988-1989)
    • Summer Associate (Summer, 1987)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers of America® (2005-2020) Recognized for Real Estate Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating, Recipient
  • Super Lawyers, Massachusetts (2008-2010)

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts: Candidate for School Committee (1983)
  • Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee and League of Women Voters: Debate Participant
  • Hanover, Massachusetts Board of Zoning Appeals Member
  • Mensa Member

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Property Section
  • Massachusetts Conveyancers Association
  • MassEcon
  • NAIOP, The Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • The Counselors of Real Estate®

Bar Memberships

  • Massachusetts, 1988

News & Insight

Publication

Boylston Properties and The Wilder Companies to Transform 20-acre Property- Arsenal Yards

June 23, 2017

*Watertown, MA - Just west of downtown Boston, along the Charles River, the city's next great neighborhood is about to become an exciting new reality. In the East End of Watertown, where Cambridge meets Boston, the 20-acre property encompassing the outdat…

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2016 Real Estate Tax Abatement Process

January 15, 2016

With the New Year upon us, now is the time for property owners to review their real estate tax assessments to determine if a tax abatement or appeal is warranted. Hinckley Allen has successfully handled numerous tax abatements and tax appeals in Connecticu…

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Hinckley Allen, Morgan Lewis Guide $78M Boston Deal

October 30, 2015
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18 Tremont Street Sells for $77.5M

October 28, 2015
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2015 Real Estate Tax Abatement Process

October 28, 2014

With November almost upon us, now is an ideal time for property owners to review their real estate tax assessments to determine if a tax abatement or appeal is warranted. Hinckley Allen has successfully handled numerous tax abatements and tax appeals in Co…

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Firm News

56 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2020

August 15, 2019

Only one lawyer in each specialty in each region is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®. Since its first publication in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers compi…

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51 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2019

August 15, 2018

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized 51 attorneys in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including seven “Lawyers of the Year.” Only one lawyer in each specialty in each region is honored as a “La…

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52 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers of America

August 18, 2017

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Case Study

Hinckley Allen Represents Cynosure, Inc. in $287M Transaction

Hinckley Allen recently represented Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYNO) in its acquisition of Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: PMTI), a leading researcher and developer of innovative aesthetic light-based systems for hair removal and other co…