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Leah’s practice involves a broad range of commercial real estate matters, including retail and office leasing, representing both landlords and tenants. She also represents clients in zoning and land use matters, assisting with drafting applications and appearing before local zoning and planning boards. Leah graduated cum laude from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Associate (2016-Present)
  • Brown Jacobson
    • Associate (2013-2015)
  • Clinic: Human Rights and Asylum
    • Legal Assistant
  • Clinic: Energy and Environmental Law Practice
    • Legal Assistant
  • Mirick O'Connell
    • Legal Administrative Assistant

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Connecticut College, Volunteer Women's Basketball Coach

Professional Affiliations

  • NFA Corporator
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society

Bar Memberships

  • Connecticut
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court
  • Massachusetts

News & Insight

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Data Center Leasing Considerations

February 26, 2021

This article was originally published in New England Real Estate Journal on February 26, 2021. To view the original, please click here.The market for data-center leasing in the United States, already on the rise, received an enormous boost in 2020 after CO…

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Land Use and Other Considerations for Addition of Drive-Throughs and Contactless Pick-Up

October 15, 2020

This article was featured in the New England Real Estate Journal on November 13, 2020.While drive-throughs and express or pick-up parking spaces for retail, grocery, restaurant and other uses have already been expanding, the Covid-19 pandemic has exponenti…

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Land Use Considerations for Converting Vacant Retail Space for Distribution Spaces

September 28, 2020

This article was featured in the New England Real Estate Journal on December 18, 2020. To view the article, please click here.The continued decline of big box retailers, particularly in the wake of COVID-19, has left large spaces in malls and shopping plaz…

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COVID-19 Emergency Regulations Related to Massachusetts Evictions Act

April 30, 2020

On April 20, 2020, An Act Providing for a Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures During the COVID-19 Emergency (the “Act”) was enacted in Massachusetts, which puts in place a temporary moratorium on non-essential evictions of residential and small bu…

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Massachusetts Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures During COVID-19

April 21, 2020

On April 20th, Massachusetts Governor Baker signed into law House Bill #4647 (the “Act”), imposing a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the state of emergency concerning COVID-19.The Act applies only to residential tenants and small busine…

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Massachusetts Act Regarding a Moratorium on Commercial and Residential Evictions During COVID-19

April 16, 2020

The Massachusetts House and Senate have reconciled differences between two separate bills proposed regarding a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the state of emergency concerning COVID-19, and on Wednesday April 15th, the House passed House B…

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Massachusetts Takes Action to Ease Permitting Process for Municipalities and State Authorities During COVID-19 State of Emergency

April 7, 2020

On April 3, 2020, Governor Baker signed legislation titled “An Act To Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting from COVID-19” (the “Act”).  The Act, among other things, makes a number of changes to the local permi…

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Proposed Massachusetts Act Limiting Landlords from Terminating and Evicting Commercial and Residential Tenants

April 6, 2020

On April 2, 2020, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed H. 4615, An Act providing for a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 Emergency. This bill now moves to the Senate for approval, and if approved by the Senate, will …

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Executive Orders in Connecticut Suspend and Modify Public Hearing Procedures

March 27, 2020

Governor Lamont has issued two Executive Orders relating to public agency meetings, Executive Order 7B, which allows public agency meetings to be held by video conference or conference call, and Executive Order 71, which suspends and modifies notice proced…

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Repurposing CT's Industrial Real Estate for the E-Commerce Age

April 2, 2018

Leah C. Rubega and Thomas W. Madonna, Jr. share five ways that Connecticut's industrial real estate can be repurposed to prosper in the ecommerce-age.

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Retail’s Increasing Need for Industrial and Warehouse Space

March 1, 2018

It is no secret that the expansion of Amazon and e-commerce has had a significant effect on the retail and real estate industry.  Not only has the rise in e-commerce changed the way some consumers shop, it has also changed the expectation for when consume…

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Case Study

Hinckley Allen Helps St. Francis Hospital Secure Zoning Needed for $26.5 Million Hartford Orthopedic Center

Hinckley Allen represented St. Francis Hospital in successfully securing the zoning amendment and zone change required for a $26.5 million, 33,000-square-foot outpatient orthopedic center in Hartford. This Ambulatory Surgery Center will offer knee, hip and…

Events

Past Event

Guide to Opportunity Zones in Massachusetts

June 19, 2019

Jeff Groshek and Leah C. Rubega will discuss "Opportunity Zones: How they work and what will be the winning process in Massachusetts?" at the Realtors Commercial Alliance of MA June Meeting. Commercial real estate professionals will be provided with an upd…

Past Event

ICSC New England Retail Connection 2018

March 7, 2018

We hope to see you at the Hartford International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Retail Connection. The New England Retail Connection is the one-stop for education, networking and deal making designed for retail real estate professionals seeking to d…

Past Event

ICSC New England Retail Connection

March 8, 2017

We hope to see you at the Hartford International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Retail Connection. The New England Retail Connection is the one-stop for education, networking and deal making designed for retail real estate professionals seeking to de…

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