Read about how Pullman & Comley has helped clients address a range of legal challenges, expand their businesses and navigate the realities of today's marketplace.
Pullman’s Family Law team was recognized at the 2022 Connecticut Legal Awards celebration with the “Specialty Litigation Department of the Year” award.
The Firm has been representing the Capital Region Development Authority in connection with the first phase of Hartford's Downtown North redevelopment project, a $250 million plan for a mix of housing, entertainment and retail development surrounding Dunkin' Donuts Park. Our work will support the construction of 270 apartments in buildings with street-level restaurant and retail space, along with a 330-space parking garage.
Our Real Estate attorneys represented the landlord in connection with the preparation and negotiation of a ground lease with Vineyard Wind LLC to allow it to develop its hub to support the construction of its Park City Wind farm. This project will develop up to 1,200 MW of offshore wind energy and crate as many as 12,000 direct, indirect, and induced full-time equivalent (FTE) job years across Connecticut.
During the last two years, our Workouts and Financial Restructuring practice advised clients through the impact of COVID-19 on lender-borrower and landlord-tenant relationships, as well as the pandemic’s overall disruption to all businesses and the courts.
Our team is defending a variety of clients that have had enforcement actions brought against them under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and state and federal waste regulations. The actions, which have been brought by state and federal regulators could have resulted in millions of fines being levied against our clients. However, by working with technical professionals and explaining the science behind the alleged violations, our team was able to secure reasonable settlements for our clients.
During the past year, we assisted licensed health care facilities in negotiating purchase and sale transactions, restructured medical practice governance structures to accommodate physician departures and disputes, worked with clients and the Connecticut Department of Public Health and Office of Health Strategy on change of ownership and reviewed and negotiated on-boarding agreements with the newly-formed Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange.
We worked with clients to understand the newly-enacted 21st Century Cures Act regulations regarding information blocking compliance, including a review of clients’ technology, administrative practices and contracts.
Our environmental lawyers have represented an energy project developer that had its project rejected due to stormwater permitting concerns. Pullman’s environmental team worked with the developer and Connecticut’s environmental regulators to renew that permit application and bring the project into development. Since beginning construction, the project has received favorable comments from Connecticut’s regulators.
Our environmental team is defending a variety of clients that have had enforcement actions brought against them under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and state and federal waste regulations. The actions could have resulted in millions of dollars of fines being levied against our clients. However, by working with technical professionals and explaining the science behind the alleged violations, our team was able to secure reasonable settlements for our clients.
Our energy team succeeded in gaining regulatory approval of an innovative thermal heating loop powered by fuel cell technology that will provide clean, reliable local electrical generation to an urban grid in Connecticut’s largest municipality. In addition, the thermal loop that the fuel cell powers will provide cogenerated thermal energy to local establishments allowing them to retire old, inefficient boilers.
We parachuted in on behalf of a financial institution that was embroiled in four separate suits arising out of a multi-million dollar loan default and resolved all four cases in less than a year with a full recovery for our client.
In 2021, we served as bond counsel in the issuance of approximately $48 million of bonds by the Steel Point Infrastructure Improvement District (the “District”), comprising 44 waterfront acres in Bridgeport. Proceeds from the bond sales were used for public improvements necessary to foster private development within the District. Our attorneys drafted enabling legislation creating the District and have served as its financing and bond counsel since its inception. To date, the developer has built an upscale marina, marina building and restaurant, a Bass Pro Shops and adjacent retail. Future phases envision 1,500+ units of housing, a hotel and additional retail space.
In December 2021, a New York federal district judge overturned the confirmation of Purdue Pharma’s Chapter 11 plan, finding that legal releases that would shield members of the Sackler family from civil opioid lawsuits are not permitted under the Bankruptcy Code. In their appeal to the District Court, our bankruptcy lawyers represented the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington, in conjunction with certain of the Solicitors General and Assistant Attorneys General in the respective appealing states and the law firm of Kleinberg Kaplan Wolff & Cohen PC.
- Securing a Multi-Million Dollar Settlement for a Nationally Recognized Commercial Equipment Finance Company
Our strategic representation of SLR Equipment Finance, a nationally recognized commercial equipment finance company, led to the multi-million dollar settlement of its claims against an energy company and its international backers in under 12 months.
With pro bono assistance from Pullman & Comley attorneys, the Connecticut COVID-19 Charity Connection – also known as 4-CT, was established and has already raised $10 million for the COVID-19 Response Fund.