Commercial Real Estate

HKD offers commercial real estate services to developers, owners, investors, purchasers, sellers, landlords and tenants.

Services include

Acquisitions and Dispositions

Development Projects

Financing, including SBA loans

Construction Contracts

Joint Ventures


Distressed Real Estate

Zoning, Environmental and Wetland

Debt Management Issues

Like-Kind Exchange Transactions

Title Issues

We have handled matters involving residential subdivisions, office buildings, apartment complexes, industrial facilities, shopping centers, restaurants, and retail businesses. This includes the formulation of entities to develop, hold and operate said properties.

We aim to resolve disputes to our clients' satisfaction and as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. There are multiple ways to resolve a dispute. With each client's particular circumstances we seek to create a strategy to ensure our clients achieve the best possible settlement. It is essential that we fully understand their requirements from the outset, which in some cases may involve making site visits to the property.

We understand client concerns over legal fees, so we offer a variety of alternative fee arrangements in most cases. We handle many commercial real estate matters for a flat fee.


Zoning and land use regulations govern all commercial property owners. These regulations differ from town to town but in general they control the types of activities which are permitted within the zone in which the property is located. Violations of regulations are enforced by zoning or wetlands officials. We have extensive experience in all areas of regulation compliance, petitions to change regulations, violations citations and appeals to the superior and appellate courts of Connecticut where local decisions are adverse to clients.

Property tax appeals

HKD provides both advice on property tax issues and representation in property tax appeals. The appeals process beings at the local level at a board of assessment appeals, then can be appealed further to superior court. We help guide you along the way to ensure that we maximize any reduction.

Representative work

Represented a real estate developer in acquisition of $10,000,000.00 apartment building.

Represented an investor on issues surrounding his investment position in a real estate private equity fund.

Structured foreign investment in a regional real estate holding company.

Represented a developer in the acquisition of a historic downtown Hartford mixed-use building.