Representative Transactions: Regina M. Flaherty

Real Estate

  • Representation of senior services provider in connection with acquisition of real property for development of approximately 330,000 square feet for facilities for senior services and skilled nursing facility and shared use of facilities with community center including construction, long term lease to community center, HUD financing, secondary source financing and related development activities in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  • Represented the fourth largest health care system in Connecticut as its primary real estate counsel in the sale of substantially all its assets to the largest health care system in Connecticut.
  • Represented closely-held corporate owner of real estate in transfer of real estate through stock purchase agreement and related tax, corporate and inter-family issues working closely with national accounting firm.
  • Creatively solved title defect (and avoided more costly quiet title action) by finding heirs to developer who failed to transfer fee ownership of road in development and brought action in Probate Court to appoint trustee to transfer now deceased developer's interest to the owner of all property in the development.
  • Lender's local counsel for Connecticut (non-tribal) real estate in refinancing of Connecticut Indian Tribe gaming and resort assets for financing facility in excess of $1 billion.
  • Represented borrowers in portfolio refinancing of $55 million in mortgage debt and inventory financing arrangements.
  • Represented manufacturer in environmental matters in the sale/leaseback of its facility in Norwalk, Connecticut and subsequent lease of over 15,000 square feet and later expansion of approximately an additional 8,000 square feet for their new manufacturing facility in Shelton, Connecticut.
  • Representation of hedge fund in lease of approximately 40,000 square feet in an office building under construction in Greenwich, Connecticut together with construction work letters, construction dispute resolution and brokerage agreements.
  • Representation of owner of significant retail properties acquiring strategic properties for expansion of business including construction financing.
  • Representation of eight borrowers affiliated with closely-held corporation in $125 million portfolio financing with a national lender secured by eight properties located in four states and supported by existing interest rate swaps.
  • Representation of European cosmetic company's lease of 12,129 square feet of office/warehouse space in Secaucus, New Jersey together with construction work letter.
  • Representation of Swiss watch retailer in formulating and executing on exit strategy from leased retail premises on Madison Avenue, New York, New York.

Health Care/Higher Education

  • Acquisition of radiography education program by one of our higher education clients which entailed negotiating and drafting the space license agreement for the leased premises utilized by the radiography program, use of radiography equipment and other related educational equipment, and affiliation agreement for students to have clinical experiences in the hospital and outpatient settings.

Construction Law

  • Representation of retail tenant in negotiation of a construction manager agreement and all related contracts for construction and design services for Fifth Avenue flagship store build out in New York City including architect, structural engineer, MEP engineer, vertical transportation and lighting design.
  • Representation of owner in connection with $6.8 million residential construction project including construction management agreement, architect's agreement and disputes with subcontractors.
  • Representation of owner in negotiation of settlement of dispute with interior design professional responsible for design with budget of over $1.5 million for premises in premier building in Manhattan.

Private Clients & Fiduciary Services

  • Work closely with individuals and families to understand the clients' priorities and goals and their intentions for the legacies they wish to provide, including drafting documents to implement these intentions and acting as trusted family advisors.
  • Advise clients regarding estate, tax and financial planning and succession planning for closely held businesses.
  • Represent donors and charitable organizations concerning charitable gift planning and the organization and operation of charitable entities.
  • Assist fiduciaries in the personal and technical aspects of estate and trust administration including attention to post-mortem tax planning.
  • Practice in the Probate Courts in conjunction with probating estates as well as advocating in will contests, trust disputes and other adversary proceedings involving estates and trusts.

Firm Highlights

Blog

Action Item & FAQ: New Maine Paid Leave Rules Address Business Concerns

On January 1, 2021, LD 369, An Act Authorizing Earned Employee Leave takes effect for Maine employers. Passed by the Legislature in 2019, Maine employers have been patiently waiting for clarification as to the...

Blog

Financial Institutions . . . In the News

The July 2020 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report was released. ( DS News 8.27.2020) Federal Chairman Jerome Powell shows a plan to bolster the economy for the long-term. ( The Hill 8.26.2020) A May report...

Matter

2017 Emera Distribution Rate Case

Verrill represented Emera in its 2017 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC, which included: defeating Staff's proposed reduction to allowed return on equity for "management inefficiency;" approval of new expenditures, such as an...

News

Michael K. Fee to Lead Verrill’s Nationally-Recognized Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Amidst Recent Changes

(August 31, 2020) – Verrill is pleased to announce Michael K. Fee as the new leader of Verrill’s nationally-recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Group. The Group has a long history of representing a...

Publication/Podcast

Zoom ADR: Best Practices for Virtually Every Virtual ADR Event

As the post-COVID-19 “new normal” comes into focus, it is unlikely that civil jury trials will happen in many jurisdictions until at least the spring of 2021. For family law matters, cases involving children...

Event

Employee Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restrictions: Traps for the Unwary

On Tuesday, October 6, employment and labor attorneys Tawny Alvarez and Scott Connolly will be presenting with The Middlesex Corporation Vice President and General Counsel Joshua Wernig for Verrill and ACC Northeast's program, Employee...

News

Verrill Partner Recognized as a Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyer

(August 25, 2020) – Verrill partner Roger A. Clement, Jr. was recognized in the inaugural 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers for excellence in his practice. Lawdragon introduced the first edition...

Matter

Management Audit

Verrill represented Emera in its 2016 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC. The case involved issues relating to significant new capital investments, including Emera's new customer information system and a controversial substation investment...

Publication/Podcast

Domestic Discovery for Foreign Arbitrations? Location, Location, Location!

International transactions can generate international disputes. A party to a lawsuit in one country may believe that a non-party in another country has information that could be put to good use in the case...

Blog

Allocation of Medical Loss Ratio Rebates and Premium Refunds

One consequence of the current COVID-19 crisis for group health plans has been the significant reduction in employee preventive care and elective medical procedures as people shelter in place and socially distance. When group...