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Nicholas W. Vitti, Jr. Murtha Cullina LLP Partner

Partner

Stamford
Email: nvitti@murthalaw.com
Phone: 203-653-5435
Fax: 860-240-5921

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  • Connecticut

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law (J.D., 2005)
  • Providence College (B.A., 2001)

Nicholas W. Vitti, Jr.


Nicholas W. Vitti, Jr., a seasoned commercial real estate and land use development lawyer, is a Murtha Cullina partner who chairs the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. 

Since joining Murtha in 2021, Nick has represented commercial property owners in a variety of matters, including extensive experience in purchase, sale and leasing transactions; real property tax advice and appeals; and land use and development. Representing a broad spectrum of industries, Nick’s clients range from nationally known retailers, communications and self-storage companies to local businesses, restaurants, private clubs and developers. 

Nick has prevailed in high-stakes, high-profile, highly contentious cases across Connecticut. When eyeing a 2.5-acre site for development, a national self-storage company turned to Nick. Closing the deal was contingent upon zoning approval to build a 133,000-square-foot facility on the property. He obtained the needed approval despite extensive media coverage and public lobbying for other uses for the site.

Taking a pragmatic approach to his law practice, Nick explains legal complexities in laymen’s terms without overcomplicating issues for his clients. He is committed to the principles of respect and collaboration, whether listening to a client’s concerns, negotiating terms of a deal with opposing counsel or advocating a client’s position before a tribunal.

A lifelong resident of Bethel, Connecticut, Nick is active in town politics and governance. He is the father of two daughters and enjoys running, soccer and weightlifting, both as his daughters’ coach and as an active participant.

Representative Matters 

•    Litigated a three-year property valuation challenge for an affiliate of a national telecommunications and mass media company that resulted in a fair market value reduction of approximately $37 million and tax savings of approximately $3.4 million for the client. The outcome of the case made a significant positive impact to the client’s profitability.
 
•    Represented a national self-storage company in its purchase of a property in a prime Stamford location after successfully obtaining zoning approval to construct a new facility. The state-of-the-art building, scheduled for completion by early 2023, is expected to serve a growing demand for storage space by area residents. 

•    Advised an iconic national retailer in Connecticut in tax appeal and litigation matters. 

•    Represented a national developer and manager of distinctive apartment homes in tax appeal and litigation matters for its Connecticut properties. 

•    Represented an HVAC company and its affiliate entities in the purchase, sale and leasing of commercial real estate.

•    Closed several commercial real estate purchase, sale and leasing deals for a Connecticut-based real estate company.

•    Provided tax appeal advice and litigation services to a prestigious Greenwich yacht club.

  • Bethel Democratic Town Committee, Chairman (56h Term), 2012 - present
  • Bethel Economic Development Commission, 2020 to present
  • Deputy Town Counsel, Town of Bethel, 2014 - 2018
  • Counsel to the 2018 Charter Review Commission, Town of Bethel, 2018 - 2020
  • Court appointed Foreclosure Committee in Stamford Superior Court, 2009 - 2020
  • Fairfield County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2014 - 2018
  • Fairfield County Bar Association, Member, 2008 - present
  • Connecticut Bar Association (P&Z; and Litigation Sections), 2008 - present
  • Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County (HBRA), 2011 - 2020
  • Affiliate Member of the CT Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, 2017 -2020
  • Bethel Democratic Town Committee, Secretary, 2010 - 2012
  • Counsel to the Charter Review Commission, Town of Bethel, (Charter amendments implemented in November 2014 municipal election), 2012 - 2014
  • Campaign Chairman DeMoura2012 (2nd District State Representative), 2012
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) Member, Young Leaders, 2009 - 2011
  • Bethel Youth Soccer Association, Board of Directors, 2015 - 2021
  • Bethel Youth Soccer Association, League Director and Coach, 2012 - present
Overview

Nicholas W. Vitti, Jr., a seasoned commercial real estate and land use development lawyer, is a Murtha Cullina partner who chairs the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. 

Since joining Murtha in 2021, Nick has represented commercial property owners in a variety of matters, including extensive experience in purchase, sale and leasing transactions; real property tax advice and appeals; and land use and development. Representing a broad spectrum of industries, Nick’s clients range from nationally known retailers, communications and self-storage companies to local businesses, restaurants, private clubs and developers. 

Nick has prevailed in high-stakes, high-profile, highly contentious cases across Connecticut. When eyeing a 2.5-acre site for development, a national self-storage company turned to Nick. Closing the deal was contingent upon zoning approval to build a 133,000-square-foot facility on the property. He obtained the needed approval despite extensive media coverage and public lobbying for other uses for the site.

Taking a pragmatic approach to his law practice, Nick explains legal complexities in laymen’s terms without overcomplicating issues for his clients. He is committed to the principles of respect and collaboration, whether listening to a client’s concerns, negotiating terms of a deal with opposing counsel or advocating a client’s position before a tribunal.

A lifelong resident of Bethel, Connecticut, Nick is active in town politics and governance. He is the father of two daughters and enjoys running, soccer and weightlifting, both as his daughters’ coach and as an active participant.

Representative Matters 

•    Litigated a three-year property valuation challenge for an affiliate of a national telecommunications and mass media company that resulted in a fair market value reduction of approximately $37 million and tax savings of approximately $3.4 million for the client. The outcome of the case made a significant positive impact to the client’s profitability.
 
•    Represented a national self-storage company in its purchase of a property in a prime Stamford location after successfully obtaining zoning approval to construct a new facility. The state-of-the-art building, scheduled for completion by early 2023, is expected to serve a growing demand for storage space by area residents. 

•    Advised an iconic national retailer in Connecticut in tax appeal and litigation matters. 

•    Represented a national developer and manager of distinctive apartment homes in tax appeal and litigation matters for its Connecticut properties. 

•    Represented an HVAC company and its affiliate entities in the purchase, sale and leasing of commercial real estate.

•    Closed several commercial real estate purchase, sale and leasing deals for a Connecticut-based real estate company.

•    Provided tax appeal advice and litigation services to a prestigious Greenwich yacht club.

Memberships
  • Bethel Democratic Town Committee, Chairman (56h Term), 2012 - present
  • Bethel Economic Development Commission, 2020 to present
  • Deputy Town Counsel, Town of Bethel, 2014 - 2018
  • Counsel to the 2018 Charter Review Commission, Town of Bethel, 2018 - 2020
  • Court appointed Foreclosure Committee in Stamford Superior Court, 2009 - 2020
  • Fairfield County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2014 - 2018
  • Fairfield County Bar Association, Member, 2008 - present
  • Connecticut Bar Association (P&Z; and Litigation Sections), 2008 - present
  • Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County (HBRA), 2011 - 2020
  • Affiliate Member of the CT Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, 2017 -2020
  • Bethel Democratic Town Committee, Secretary, 2010 - 2012
  • Counsel to the Charter Review Commission, Town of Bethel, (Charter amendments implemented in November 2014 municipal election), 2012 - 2014
  • Campaign Chairman DeMoura2012 (2nd District State Representative), 2012
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) Member, Young Leaders, 2009 - 2011
Community Activities
  • Bethel Youth Soccer Association, Board of Directors, 2015 - 2021
  • Bethel Youth Soccer Association, League Director and Coach, 2012 - present
Education
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law (J.D., 2005)
  • Providence College (B.A., 2001)
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