McCarter & English, LLP

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Covers a broad array of real estate matters, representing financial institutions, retail developers and residential developers. Advises clients on property acquisition, development and land use issues. Complementary areas of expertise include environment, tax and construction.

Strengths Clients say that "the whole team is outstanding," and offer specific praise to its "availability, detail-oriented approach, precision and accuracy."

Work highlights Acted for Evergreen Walk in connection with the $35 million sale of a 140-unit senior living facility. The team handled all aspects of the sale, including advising as to permits, approvals and the negotiation of sale terms relating to the transfer of development rights.

Notable practitioners

Jeffrey Matrullo is a rising star of the Connecticut real estate Bar, and is described by sources as "very smart, eager and incredibly responsive." He advises on the acquisition, financing, development and leasing of commercial real estate.

John Mallin enters the top tier of Chambersrankings following strong market approval for his handling of real estate development and financing transactions. He also advises in connection with tax and construction law matters. Clients say: "John and his team consistently deliver high-quality practical legal support. While his team knows the law backward and forward and can run circles around many other firms, it is the nuts and bolts understanding of how to get a deal done, the respectful way he and his team treat others and the cost effective manner in which they manage assignments that keeps us coming back to McCarter."