March 2015

Legally Speaking, March Edition

I am about to sign a lease.  I have spent a lot of time selecting the perfect space and location for my business.  I fully understand the rent and term provisions.  What else should I be thinking about?  I don't want any surprises once I've moved in.

November 2014

Vote on Concord Poultry Processing Plant Tabled – Again

October 2014

2015 Real Estate Tax Abatement Process

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…

August 2014

Clarifying Option-To-Purchase Forfeiture Standards

Commercial leases often contain provisions that provide the tenant with an option to purchase the leased property upon the satisfaction of certain conditions. The issue of what constitutes the forfeiture of a tenant’s right to exercise an option to purch…

July 2014

Connecticut’s Supreme Court Clarifies Applicable Forfeiture Standards When Tenant Exercises Option to Purchase Leased Property

Commercial leases often contain provisions that provide the tenant with an option to purchase the leased property upon the satisfaction of certain conditions. The issue of what constitutes the forfeiture of a tenant’s right to exercise an option to purch…

Tax Increment Financing in New England

As we all know, the easy sites in New England are gone. The large, square, flat, clean, dry sites with highway access close to large, affluent population centers have been developed. However, there are still plenty of great development (and redevelopment) …