Pullman & Comley’s Real Estate practice represents clients throughout Connecticut and nationally in all manner of real estate development, conveyancing, leasing and finance matters. Our clients include institutional, public and private lenders, residential and commercial developers, regulated utilities, health care institutions, real estate investors and corporate property owners.
Our Real Estate practice provides legal counsel on a full range of real estate transactions including:
- Commercial real estate acquisitions and sales
- Real estate finance transactions
- Retail and office leasing
- Residential, commercial and community development projects
- Creation of condominiums and other common interest ownership structures
- Real estate loan workouts and restructurings
- Urban redevelopment
- Brownfield redevelopment
- Mortgage closings and refinancing
Pullman & Comley has experienced real estate transactional attorneys in the firm’s Bridgeport, Hartford and Stamford offices and we work closely with other practices within the firm in order to offer clients the benefit of the full range of our interdisciplinary strength. For example, we draw upon our Environmental Law and Litigation practice in managing environmental risk in real estate transactions and brownfield development projects and with our Land Use attorneys for assistance in seeking, defending and analyzing land use permits and approvals. We also work closely with our Business and Finance and Tax practices to structure the appropriate ownership structure and analyze tax consequences in transactions and with our Bankruptcy and Real Estate Litigation practices in restructuring troubled debt and enforcement of loan obligations.
Increasingly, the practice represents a loyal and growing roster of clients on complex development projects and has been instrumental in the negotiation of complicated transactions involving multiple parties from both the private and public sector.
News & Insights
- Pullman & Comley Assists East Hartford with Development and Tax Agreements for New Market-Rate ApartmentsJournal Inquirer, 02.16.2022
- Connecticut Post, 01.16.2022
- Hartford Business Journal, 11.01.2021
- Connecticut Law Tribune, 07.01.2021
- NewHavenBIZ, 05.05.2021
- WSHU Public Radio - NPR News, 04.21.2021
- Greenwich, New Canaan/Darien + Rowayton, Stamford, Westport and At Home Magazines, 03.2021
- WFSB Face the State, 12.13.2020
- Farmington Gardens, 999 Farmington Ave Farmington , Connecticut, 10.12.2022
- Devens Common Center, Devens, MA, 05.18.2022
- The Hartford Club, 46 Prospect Street, Hartford, CT 06103, 05.17.2022
- Virtual, 03.06.2022
- Zoom, 01.13.2022
- Webinar, 11.03.2021
- Connecticut DCP Clarifies that Municipalities with Fewer than 25,000 Residents Can Host One Licensed Retail Cannabis Facility and One Micro Cultivation Facility12.16.2021
- Upcoming 2021 Municipal Revaluations in Connecticut & Other Important Property Tax Deadlines for Manufacturers09.24.2021
- New England Real Estate Journal, 05.28.2021
- Hartford Business Journal and New Haven BIZZ, 01.01.2021
- CFO.com, 11.05.2020
- Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program Created to Help Small Businesses and Non-Profits Recover from Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic10.29.2020
- Governor Lamont Declares Continuing State of Emergency, Extends Executive Emergency Powers Through February 9, 202109.04.2020
- Executions On Commercial Evictions and Limited Residential Evictions Can Proceed Starting September 2, 202009.01.2020
- Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7OOO dated August 21, 2020 Extends Eviction Moratorium to October 1, 2020 and Increases Funding for Housing Assistance Programs08.31.2020
- New York Real Estate Journal, 07.07.2020
- Hartford Business Journal, 06.01.2020
- All in on Al Fresco? What Municipalities Need to Consider as Connecticut Moves to Expand Outside Dining Under COVID-19 Executive Order 7MM05.13.2020
- Federal Reserve Board Changes Some Loan Terms and Issues New Requirements for the Main Street Lending Program05.05.2020
- Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7X dated 04-10-2020 Addresses Evictions and Real Estate Proceedings During COVID-19 Crisis04.10.2020
- EPA Announces Policy of Enforcement Discretion for Compliance with Pollution Control Requirements Affected by COVID-19 Outbreak04.03.2020
- New England Real Estate Journal, 04.03.2020
- An Overview of the Connecticut Department of Economic Community Development's (DECD) Small Business Express Recovery Bridge Loan Program03.27.2020
- Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board and Supreme Judicial Court Updates in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency03.25.2020
- Cannabis: Can I Buy This? The Current Legal Landscape for Connecticut’s Marijuana Industry and Predictions for 202001.16.2020
- The CT Mirror Online, 01.13.2020
- For What It May Be Worth, 06.14.2022
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.
Our Real Estate practice successfully represented a local savings bank in connection with a non-revolving multiple tranche line of credit to the owner of Goodwin Square, an historic office building in downtown Hartford.
Our Real Estate and Government Finance attorneys represented the University of Connecticut in connection with the relocation of its West Hartford University library facilities and operations to the main branch of the Hartford Library.
Attorneys from our Government Finance and Real Estate practice were instrumental in the transformation of a blighted industrial property in Bridgeport into multifamily housing and a new charter school.
Our Real Estate and Business Finance attorneys closed various loan financing facilities of more than $8.7 million for housing for educational professionals in downtown Hartford.
Pullman & Comley Corporate and Land Use attorneys have assisted Connecticut marijuana growers with regulatory issues and facility siting, as well as corporate governance, corporate structuring, tax issues and protection of client' intellectual property interests.
Members of Pullman & Comley's Real Estate practice assisted the Connecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC) in leasing more than 110,000 square feet in Hartford Square North, located at 10 Columbus Boulevard in downtown Hartford.
Pullman & Comley attorneys, in coordination with the State Brownfield Working Group, the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Office of Policy Management and the Commerce Committee of the general Assembly, were instrumental in the creation of a new law that provides greater flexibility and incentives to municipalities for cleaning and redeveloping contaminated sites.
Pullman represented Beacon Communities in connection with the rehabilitation of the old J.R. Montgomery mill complex in Windsor Locks.
With the assistance of Pullman & Comley attorneys, Sacred Heart University purchased the 66-acre former General Electric world headquarters in Fairfield, Connecticut.
The firm’s Government Finance and Real Estate practices have been instrumental in the initial transformation of a blighted industrial property along Interstate 95 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
An interdisciplinary team of our Government Finance and Real Estate attorneys represented Forstone Capital in the renovation of McLevy Square, a four building, half-acre, historic site located in the heart of downtown Bridgeport overlooking McLevy Green, the city’s downtown public green space.
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.
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.