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Lisa Catarino Riccio

Lisa Catarino Riccio


Lisa Catarino Riccio’s practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate, including financing, leasing, acquiring and selling real property. She represents owners, developers, landlords, tenants, large and mid-sized banks, institutional lenders and investors throughout Connecticut and across the country. Ms. Riccio has significant experience in negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, including all real estate aspects of business purchases and sales. Her lending practice encompasses construction and permanent financing of office, retail, industrial and multi-family projects throughout the United States.

Ms. Riccio has extensive, specific experience in loan transactions for public-private affordable housing initiatives, including “back to back” loan transactions, and other construction and permanent loans, bridge loans, and taxable and tax-exempt loans. Her multi-family housing finance practice addresses issues involving Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, state and local tax exemptions, HAP subsidies, HOME loans, and multi-layered financing.


Representative Transactions

  • Represented People’s United Bank in connection with its $32MM permanent loan, secured by 500,000+ SF of warehouse and distribution space, including new construction, in Connecticut.
  • Represented New York-based real estate joint venture in its $33.5MM acquisition of an office building and marina complex, the current headquarter space for clothing retailer Vineyard Vines, located in the waterfront Shippan Landing complex in Stamford, Connecticut.
  • Represented People’s United Bank in connection with its $46MM construction and permanent loan secured by a 129-unit multifamily development, including 17 affordable units and ground floor retail, to be constructed in northern Boston.
  • Represented top tier national bank in over $500MM of “back to back” construction to permanent, affordable housing tax-exempt loan transactions.


Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen (2019-Present)
  • Robinson & Cole LLP
  • Dechert LLP
  • CIGNA Corporation

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law (2022)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Real Property Section
    • Member, Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Real Estate Finance Association

Bar Memberships

  • Connecticut, 1999

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58 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® in America 2022

August 19, 2021

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that 58 attorneys are recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including 8 “Lawyers of the Year.” Best Lawyers® has also recognized 15 Hinckley Allen attorneys in their inaugural "Ones to W…

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Real Estate Partner Lisa Catarino Riccio Joins Hinckley Allen

June 13, 2019

Hinckley Allen is proud to welcome Lisa Catarino Riccio as Partner to the Firm’s Real Estate Group. Riccio joins Hinckley Allen’s Hartford, CT office after most recently practicing at Robinson+Cole.“Lisa is a veteran business and legal counselor who …