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John’s practice is focused on real estate matters representing a wide range of commercial real estate issues including acquisition, development, zoning and permitting matters, and leasing of commercial property.

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (2006-Present) 
    • Of Counsel (2003-2005)
  • Tillinghast Licht Perkins Smith Cohen, LLP
    • Partner (1998-2003)
  • Kaplin Stewart Mellof Reitert Stein, P.C.
    • (1996-1998)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2012-2020)
    • Lawyer of the Year (2015)
    • Recognized for Real Estate Law & Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV Peer Review Rating, Recipient

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Associate Judge of the City of Cranston Municipal Court (2017-2018)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • New Jersey, 1996
  • Pennsylvania, 1996
  • Rhode Island, 1998

News & Insight

Publication

Town Council OKs Zoning Changes for Citizens project

May 12, 2016
Publication

Tax Appeal Season In New England

January 7, 2010

At Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, our team of experienced attorneys has successfully assisted property owners, lessees, and mortgagees (collectively, “Taxpayers”) with real estate tax abatements for properties throughout New England.The purpose of t…

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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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Who's Who at Hinckley Allen: John J. Bolton

June 20, 2019

John’s practice is focused on real estate matters representing a wide range of commercial real estate issues including acquisition, development, zoning and permitting matters, and leasing of commercial property.How did you get involved in, or what led yo…

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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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Hinckley Allen Partner John J. Bolton Named "Lawyer of the Year" in Land Use and Zoning Law by Best Lawyers

August 18, 2014

John Bolton has been named Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law (Providence, RI), by Best Lawyers® 2015. This is John’s first time being recognized.John's practice is focused on real estate matters representing a wide range of commercial r…

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Best Lawyers® Recognizes 44 Hinckley, Allen & Snyder Partners

September 13, 2012

September 13, 2012 - Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP is proud to announce that 44 of its attorneys have been recognized by their peers as being among the nation’s best lawyers in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.Best Lawyers® is based …

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Best Lawyers Recognizes 41 Hinckley, Allen & Snyder Attorneys

September 22, 2011

Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP is proud to announce that 41 of its attorneys have been recognized by their peers as being among the nation’s best lawyers in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America ® 2012. Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review…

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Case Study

Permitting of a new national pharmacy store in Woonsocket, RI

Hinckley Allen represented a national pharmacy chain in the permitting of a new store in Woonsocket, RI that was met with significant neighborhood opposition. Our work includes successful representation of our client before the City Council, Zoning Board o…