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.
A significant number of Connecticut attorneys, in law firms, corporate legal departments and insurance agencies, turn to our Professional Liability team for risk management advice to handle their important matters.
Our firm has been a driving force in Connecticut's efforts to attract Israeli companies over the past five years through our relationships with The Connecticut Economic Resource Center and The University of Connecticut. One example is our client; H2O Farm, an Israeli company specializing in automated factory greenhouses using hydroponics technology.
We obtained a significant jury verdict for our client in a case involving a terminated transaction with the government of Turkmenistan over the rights to the orbital slots for a government-launched satellite.
Following passage of a new law granting rate recognition for water companies that acquire small troubled water systems, our Regulatory team represented Aquarion in obtaining an award of $10 million for its acquisition and modernization of more than 50 such water systems.
Pullman & Comley continued its long term engagement as bond counsel to the City of Bridgeport and assisted the city’s new administration with a series of financings that helped balance the current year’s budget and provided over $5.6 million in future debt service savings.
Pullman & Comley’s Real Estate and Land Use, Environmental and Government Finance attorneys have been working with the mayor and officials from the City of West Haven to develop an underutilized portion of the city’s shoreline on Long Island Sound.
In the case of Curtis Jackson III a/k/a 50 Cent, Pullman & Comley’s Bankruptcy team successfully thwarted the rapper’s attempt to derail the trial in the case of Lastonia Leviston v. Curtis Jackson III, in which Ms. Leviston was suing Mr. Jackson for his release on his commercial website of a private, intimate tape which was never intended to be disclosed or made public.
Faced with claims of employee or management misconduct, municipalities, businesses and educational institutions turn to Pullman & Comley for impartial, thorough and cost-effective investigations.
The Connecticut Supreme Court unanimously agreed with the position of our Energy and Regulatory attorneys that the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) lacked jurisdiction to resolve a contractual pricing dispute between our client, Kleen Energy Systems, and Connecticut Light and Power (now known as Eversource Energy).
In a dissolution of marriage action, our client sought a portion of the value of her husband’s company, which resulted in the judge awarding a portion of that value to our client.
A developing trend in our nation’s bankruptcy courts has been the increase in lawsuits filed or threatened by bankruptcy trustees to recover tuition payments made by a student’s parents when the parents later file for bankruptcy protection. The firm is currently representing two universities in defending these so-called "tuition claw back" suits.
Since medical marijuana was legalized in Connecticut, our attorneys have assisted the businesses that grow, dispense and provide testing services for this limited-use drug, while also advising employers grappling with employment policies and practices that need to be modified to meet the new statute guidelines.
Pullman & Comley's attorneys have represented Optimus Health Care for nearly ten years and serve as its corporate general counsel providing advice on health care issues including: regulatory matters such as fraud and abuse, Medicare and Medicaid billing, privacy and security of patient health information; corporate governance; professional service and employment agreements with physicians and other providers.
Our Health Care attorneys counsel hospitals and physicians dealing with these economic pressures and represent physician groups and hospital systems in negotiating merger and asset acquisition agreements and employment and independent contractor agreements.
The firm's Education Law attorneys are well-versed on the emerging legal considerations pertaining to transgender students in schools, colleges and universities.
The firm represents the City of Bridgeport and the Steel Point Infrastructure Improvement District in the development of one of Bridgeport's most significant economic development projects, that when completed, will transform Bridgeport’s harbor and establish the city as a retail and recreational maritime destination. Adjacent to Interstate 95, the 50-acre, waterfront project is expected to contain more than one million square feet of retail, commercial, hotel and residential space and feature a marina.
Over the years, Pullman & Comley has been privileged to represent many well-known international businesses and their U.S. subsidiaries. 2014 was no exception, as we initiated representation of the North American subsidiary of Italy’s renowned coffee company, illy caffè.
Pullman & Comley’s Health Care practice provided regulatory and contracting advice
and assistance to our hospital clients involved in conducting clinical trials
of new drugs and medical devices, prior to the Federal Drug Administration’s
As the automobile industry gained strength during the past years, the firm’s Automotive Dealers practice continued to guide franchised dealers through a host of issues from floor plan financing and succession planning to dealing with hazardous waste handling and energy services procurement to facing future regulatory challenges and managing succession planning.
Pullman & Comley, continues to be a leader on brownfield development, closing deals that change non-productive property into commercially developed land that benefits entire communities. For years, several of our attorneys have been working on various aspects of a large brownfield site located in Waterbury,Connecticut, commonly known as WIC (Waterbury Industrial Commons).
Pullman & Comley served as bond counsel to the City of Bridgeport in connection with a major conduit bond financing for The Jewish Home of Fairfield County, a local 501(c)(3) organization, which is relocating its senior living facility to Bridgeport.
Pullman & Comley attorneys successfully defended a regional educational service center accused of violating pregnancy discrimination laws and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, first won at the United States District Court and then on appeal at the Second Circuit Court of appeals.
A common complaint of the business community is that the court system moves too slowly. But what happens when the system moves too fast? Our commercial litigators defended a large winter sports facility against just that risk.
In today’s competitive retail environment, it pays for merchants to review their real and personal property taxes to ensure they are equitable. Our property tax practice helped the owner of several regional malls achieve a multi-million dollar reduction in their property tax liability through an assessment appeal.
Our attorneys were involved with two key projects that are part of “BGreen 2020,” a plan to improve the environmental quality and livability of Bridgeport’s parks, waterways and streets and to promote Bridgeport as a location for the development of green industries and green employment.
We represented Greenfield Partners with its development, financing and sale of a newly-completed multi-story luxury apartment building in the heart of downtown Stamford.
In January 2014, the Connecticut Consumer Protection Commissioner selected our client, Advanced Grow Labs, LLC, as one of four companies to produce medical marijuana in the state of Connecticut.