MacDermid, Reynolds & Glissman, P.C. was established in 1992 as a commercial real estate and litigation law firm offering experienced and diversified legal counsel and practical solutions to its commercial real estate transactional and litigation clients. Drawing upon its attorneys' large firm and major development backgrounds, the team of seasoned attorneys is well equipped to respond with personal and economical service addressing not only the client's legal needs but also the demand for cost-effective lawyering and advocacy with an understanding of the client's business.
MacDermid, Reynolds & Glissman, P.C. was established in 1992 as a boutique commercial real estate law firm offering experienced and diversified legal counsel and practical solutions to its commercial real estate transactional and litigation clients. Drawing upon its attorneys' large firm and major development backgrounds, the team of seasoned veteran attorneys is commited to providing personal and economical service addressing not only the client's legal needs but also the demand for cost-effective lawyering and advocacy with an understanding of the client's business.
We pride ourselves in being "deal makers." Our attorneys have vast experience in serving our entrepreneurial and institutional clients in all aspects of real estate development, acquisition, disposition and dispute resolution of the full range of property types in a wide range of locations. Several of our attorneys have hands on business experience in these areas which adds a practical, business-oriented dimension to our representation.
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS
-Loan and lease workouts and solutions
-Multi-state and portfolio transactions
-Leasing retail, office, multifamily, industrial
-Financial transactions including conventional, conduit, CMBS, HUD, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, CHFA, DECD and defeasance
-Land assemblage and development including shopping centers, office parks, industrial parks, multi-family and single family residential, golf courses, marinas, hotels, resorts, mixed use and phased developments
-Land use permitting including local, regional, state and Army Corps including zoning, subdivision, special development districts, wetlands, department of transportation, sewer, water and other utilities and appeals
-Due diligence including survey, title, environmental Phase I and Phase II's, Transfer Act and UST's, permits compliance and transfer, lease and contract review
-Joint venture and entity formation and agreements
-Hotel acquisition, disposition, financing and operations
-Corporate facilities management, acquisition and disposition
-Roof top antennae and tower communications agreements
-Title matters including easements ( OEA's, REA's and conservation)
-Construction, architect, engineering, bond and management agreements and enforcement
-Commercial real estate brokerage representation including licensing issues, listing agreements, collection and enforcement, co-brokerage disputes, administrative and board level enforcement actions and defense
-1031 tax-deferred exchanges
LITIGATION AND DISPUTES
-Full array of civil and commercial litigation in all courts
-Partnership, shareholder and member dispute
-Contract, insurance coverage, fidelity/surety, asset recovery and collection litigation
-Landlord/tenant dispute resolution, enforcement and eviction litigation
-Lender/debtor dispute resolution, enforcement, foreclosure and workout litigation
-Alternative dispute representation, third party mediation and court annexed mediation
-Tax appeals from local administrative through Connecticut Superior Court and the Supreme Court
-Employment and family law
-Professional liability defense and assertion
86 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
The firm represents buyers, sellers, lenders, investors, landlords, tenants, joint venture partners and real estate brokers in connection with the purchase, sale, leasing, ownership and management of a wide array of commercial properties.
Purchase and Sale: We are fortunate to have as regular clients of the firm a number of developers from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida and New York who develop, own, buy and sell commercial properties across the country on a regular basis ranging from multi-million dollar office towers and shopping centers to industrial complexes and residential communities. As the recipient of many referrals from the commercial real estate brokerage community, we are regularly involved in virtually every type of conveyancing transaction that occurs within our markets. Our representation of owned real estate, facilities and real estate lending groups of some of Connecticut's large banks provide us with a regular stream of commercial property sales and financings. Our services associated with the purchase and sales process go far beyond the conveyancing process, and extend into the associated disciplines of due diligence, broker relations, environmental, land use, leasing and financing.
Retail, Office, and Industrial Leasing: Our attorneys have negotiated hundreds of commercial leases on behalf of landlords, tenants and lenders in transactions ranging from multi-million dollar single tenant warehouse/distribution facilities to regional and neighborhood shopping centers, industrial sites, communications facilities, hotels and office buildings. We have a great deal of experience representing and opposing many of the major retail chains, and through our developer and institutional clients, we are responsible for lease preparation and negotiation at various office towers, hotels, roof top communications facilities, as well as industrial and business parks. Our representation of lenders gives us the added advantage of appreciating key provisions which lenders from Main Street to Wall Street expect to see. Our extensive leasing practice has allowed us to develop leasing forms, alternative clauses, and related forms and streamlined documenting systems which enable us to keep lease preparation and negotiation costs competitive while allowing for quick document turnaround.
Commercial Acquisition and Related Due Diligence: We offer an array of site due diligence services and through our contacts with the real estate community, usually coordinate the services of related professionals such as surveyors, environmental engineers, corporate services, private investigators, UCC searchers and title examiners. We regularly travel to local towns and communities to interview town officials, review local land use records and prepare site due diligence materials for our clients including review and commentary on our collected information as well as that of the associated real estate professionals. Our familiarity with many of the issues associated with Connecticut's real estate transfer taxes, "establishment" transfer act, lead paint and underground storage tank laws, to name a few, permit us to assist our clients in working through the maze of important planning opportunities.
Commercial Real Estate Transactions: Conveyancing; Leasing; Mortgage Finance; Land Assemblage and Development including Shopping Centers, Office Parks, Industrial Parks, Multi-Unit and Single Family Residential; Tax Deferred Exchanges; Land Use Permitting and Compliance; Multi-State and Portfolio Transactions; Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution; Transactional Due Diligence; Review and Resolution of Title Matters and Survey Issues; Easements and Licenses; Real Estate Brokerage and Property Management Issues Resolution; Environmental Review and Regulatory Permitting Matters.
Ms. Roberts is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Connecticut. Ms. Roberts's practice is concentrated primarily in the area of commercial and residential real estate law including acquisition, sale, lending, development, land use, environmental compliance and permitting. She counsels clients on related matters such as landlord/tenant matters; brokerage agreements; commercial, office, industrial and retail leasing; title; title insurance; survey matters; phase I and phase II site assessment review and analysis; and formation of partnerships, limited partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies. Ms. Roberts published "Letters of Intent in Real Estate Transactions", Connecticut Law Tribune, September, 2000 and is a frequent lecturer on commercial real estate topics including such matters as closing procedures, title insurance and title matters as well as a variety of other topics.