Our team of real estate attorneys and paralegals is nationally recognized for superior quality work and the ability to complete even the most complex transactions on-time and within budget. Recognized as one of the nation’s top real estate law firms, our attorneys have also been honored by organizations including Chambers & Partners, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers.® We offer a full spectrum of services related to commercial real estate including, transactional, leasing, financing, development, mixed-use and warehouse & distribution needs.


Knowing the viewpoint of all parties makes us very effective.

Because we represent developers, corporations, pension funds, investment funds, health care and educational institutions, insurers, restaurants, hotels—landlords and tenants—lenders, and borrowers, we have a deep appreciation for the priorities of all parties in a real estate transaction. Over time, this perspective has given us an ability to efficiently negotiate and close some of the region’s largest and most complex real estate transactions. We represent everyone from local clients to FORTUNE 500® companies with real estate projects throughout the country.

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Our international network

Hinckley Allen is a member of Globalaw, an over 20 year old global network of mid-sized independent law firms, with the mission of providing excellent personalized legal services though a well-connected relationship focused network. It offers a worldwide network of over 110 independent, full service law firms, with approximately 4,500 lawyers practicing in over 165 cities spanning 85 countries. All of Globalaw’s member firms have broadly-based real estate, business and litigation practices, and each is well versed in its local jurisdiction on how to get things done. As a result, the network provides our clients with immediate access to a responsive, seasoned, and specialized real estate experts, wherever needed. So, when you are managing or pursuing international real estate investments – whether shopping centers, development deals, port facilities or office buildings – our attorneys can offer an efficient, responsive way to move into new opportunities through our personal relationships within the Globalaw network.

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Case Studies

Case Study

Victory in Case of First Impression: Zoning Restrictions and Short-term Rentals in RI

When the Town of Barrington (the "Town") told the Rhode Island School of Design (“RISD”) that its use of certain property as a short-term rental violated the Town Zoning Ordinance, RISD turned to Hinckley Allen for help.The Town applied the definition …

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Acquisition & Financing of 50K Square Foot Industrial and Manufacturing Property

Hinckley Allen represented Eastern Real Estate, a well-known Boston based real estate investment company, in connection with the acquisition and financing of a 50,000 square foot, fully leased industrial and manufacturing property in the suburban Boston co…

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News & Insight

Firm News

Hinckley Allen Expands Corporate, Real Estate Practices

January 18, 2022

Hinckley Allen today announced that three new attorneys will be joining the firm. They are Boston-based real estate attorney Thomas Bhisitkul and corporate attorneys Charles R. McGonigal and Carlin O’Donnell.As we begin 2022, Hinckley Allen is poised fo…

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Hinckley Allen Elevates Ten Attorneys to Partner

January 3, 2022

Hinckley Allen announced today that ten attorneys at the firm have been elevated to Partner.They are: Chad J. Caplan, Christine E. Dieter, Laurel M. Gilbert, Thomas W. Madonna, Jr., Elizabeth J. McEvoy, Alexander P. Montgomery, Libbie Howley O'Keeffe, Dami…

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We’ll be Decking the Docks this Year: Supply Chain Issues Have a Dissonant Impact on Industrial Real Estate

December 13, 2021

The pandemic took a major toll on commercial real estate, with office space taking a particularly huge hit: over 14% of office space remains vacant according to some estimates. However, e-commerce thrived in this stay-at-home environment. Utilization spike…


A Prospective on Future Force Majeure Court Decisions: Past Will (Mostly) be Prologue

September 21, 2021

A few months ago deep into the pandemic, many landlords were understandably concerned (with good reasons) that a few outlier court decisions on force majeure might totally upend some of their leases that they assumed were on solid grounds. The Newbury, LLC…

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