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The firm's Commercial Finance & Lending practice includes representation of both financial institutions and borrowers in all phases of secured lending transactions, mortgage and construction financing, sale-leasebacks, participating loans, and equipment leasing.

The firm's lawyers are experienced in specialty forms of lending involving state housing finance and other sources of specialized financing such as the Connecticut Development Authority, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, the Connecticut Health and Education Facilities Financing Authority, and Mass Housing and Mass Development.

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  • Represented major Dutch company in connection with $1 billion sale leaseback transactions of more than 30 parcels of U.S. commercial real property.

  • Represented New York City real estate developer and fund sponsor in connection with $100 million investment fund for the acquisition and development of commercial real property located in New York.

  • Lead counsel in connection with all aspects of the financing and operations for three waste-to energy projects in Connecticut. Two of these three projects were in excess of $200 million and the other was in excess of $100 million. Our involvement in the real estate aspects of these transactions included the negotiation and preparation of bonds for deed, leases and deeds and related bond and security documents for the acquisition of facility and landfill sites.

  • Counsel to affiliated developers in connection with a $50 million mixed use residential, marina and commercial project on the inner Boston Harbor waterfront.

  • Acquisition and financing involving the Bostonian Hotel, one of the premier hotels in New England.

  • Represented international financial institution with $243 million acquisition of industrial distribution facilities located throughout the U.S. by joint venture with major international provider of such commercial properties.

  • Counsel to developer in connection with special leveraged financings (New Markets Tax Credits, Section 108 Loans, and tax increment financings) of a $550 million air rights mixed use development project.

  • Represented assisted living facility in connection with $18.5 million synthetic lease acquisition financing.

  • Counsel to REIT in connection with real property acquisitions and development of existing assets, including hotels and assisted living facilities.

  • Representation of a hospital system in connection with the construction and financing of a $100 million cancer center.

  • $78 million construction loan and $94 million permanent mortgage loan on an urban office and hotel complex.

  • $19 million permanent mortgage loan on a suburban shopping center.

  • A combined $11 million line of credit and term facility financing the acquisition of a manufacturing company with $7 million of mezzanine and subordinated purchase money financing.

  • Representation of an owner-developer in connection with the $55 million acquisition and refinancing of a cross-collateralized portfolio of assisted living facilities.

  • Assemblage financing and sale of suburban office park pursuant to a condominium structure with total build-out of $200 million.

  • Represented major Arabian Gulf-based bank in its $80 million acquisition of multifamily apartment complexes by joint venture with major U.S. real estate investor and operator.

  • $110 million domestic line of credit and $90 million foreign line of credit for a major defense contractor.

  • Represented major international financial institution in connection with $203 million acquisition by joint venture with major U.S. real estate operating company in certain residential units in the assisted living sector.

  • Representation of an owner-developer in connection with the acquisition, financing, permitting and construction of a $260 million coal fired co-generation facility.

  • Assemblage acquisition and financing of a multi-use hotel office garage and retail project with a cost of $100 million.

  • Representation of owner in connection with $50 million financing and rehabilitation of a portfolio of nursing home facilities.

  • Divestiture of approximately 30 stores throughout southern New England per order of the Federal Trade Commission in connection with the acquisition of national U.S. grocery stores by major Dutch company.

  • General Counsel to a major national restaurant chain involving the purchase or lease and development of 50 restaurant properties over a five-year period in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine and Rhode Island.

  • Representation of the second-largest apartment REIT in the U.S., concerning the financing and development of a 75-acre parcel as well as land use and environmental permitting.

  • Assemblage, acquisition and financing of major multi-use hotel, office, garage and retail project in downtown Hartford, Connecticut.

  • Land acquisition, environmental permitting, and negotiation of municipal arrangements, bond financing, and use agreements for a solid waste sanitary landfill facility.

  • General Counsel to developer of an 850,000 square foot office park complex which includes land use and environmental permitting at local and state levels, and financing and leasing of the 57-acre corporate campus.

  • Land use permitting at local and state levels in connection with the development of a proposed 131,000 square foot commercial property for major national retailer.

  • Assemblage, acquisition and transfer of Weir Farm, Connecticut’s only national park, and many other local and state conservation projects.

  • Represented major international company and its domestic and foreign subsidiaries in connection with $85 million term loan and revolving loan facility.

  • Issuance of a $30 million letter of credit to support customer bond issue, secured by real estate and other business assets.