Our real estate practice is one of the cornerstones of our firm, developed over decades handling commercial and residential transactions, title issues, zoning and land use matters, and contested litigation. Our Connecticut and Massachusetts real estate attorneys’ expansive knowledge and wide-ranging experience allows our firm to provide comprehensive representation to real estate clients ranging from national businesses to individual homeowners. O’Connell, Attmore & Morris’ satisfied real estate clients include commercial and residential developers and builders, title insurance companies, mortgage companies, lenders, buyers, sellers, and property managers. The breadth of our team’s practice allows us to see all sides of a real estate issue, and work with our clients to develop a streamlined plan to meet their goals.
Our real estate attorneys represent clients in Connecticut and western Massachusetts through acquisitions, leases, sales, and everything in between. Commercial and residential real estate closings are a key component of our firm’s practice. We also know local zoning and land use regulations well, and leverage that knowledge into positive results for clients in preparing applications, seeking approval, and pursuing appeals when necessary. We always consider our clients’ financial and business interests, and develop strategies to reach their goals in the appropriate amount of time and expense. Our firm can assist with environmental issues, subdivision approval, or any other real estate transactional matter.
Our real estate litigation team works with real estate clients to resolve issues ranging from simple unreleased liens to complex commercial easement and boundary disputes. We also regularly serve as defense counsel for title insurance claims. Our senior principal, Michael D. O’Connell, has been repeatedly retained as an expert witness by other Connecticut and Massachusetts real estate attorneys to testify regarding real estate issues, a testament to our firm’s knowledge and qualifications in this area. Further, our attorneys’ familiarity with local boards, commissions, and courts, and in-depth procedural knowledge in each forum, allow them to implement a tailor-made strategy for each client. We also have a wealth of experience saving our clients money through property tax appeals, and enforcing our clients’ rights in zoning appeals.
Our attorneys’ experience, responsiveness, and attention to detail set our real estate practice apart from other firms and real estate attorneys in Connecticut and western Massachusetts. We have the resources to provide an extremely high level of cost-appropriate service to every real estate client.