Gagliardi & Doucette specializes in residential/commercial real estate, zoning/land use, banking/finance, business/corporate matters, estate planning/administration.
Get to know Gagliardi Doucette
Gagliardi & Doucette is boutique law firm specializing in residential and commercial real estate transactions, zoning and land use, banking and finance transactions, general business and corporate matters, and estate planning and administration. The firm concentrates on these select fields of law to provide our clients personalized and experienced representation.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in business and real estate transactions large and small and have represented both some of the world’s largest financial institutions and Fortune 500 Companies, and also individuals and small businesses in Manchester and throughout the Greater Hartford region.
Attorneys Gagliardi and Doucette bring to every matter the experience and sophistication of a large firm lawyer and the personalized service, reasonable cost and deep community connections of a small firm lawyer, making Gagliardi & Doucette a smart choice for all types of real estate and business transactions east of the river and beyond.
Residential Real Estate
Gagliardi & Doucette is one of the leading law firms for residential real estate closings east of the river. Our attorneys have significant experience assisting homeowners with the sale or acquisition of a home and with refinancings. Our personalized service and careful hands-on approach together with the extensive professional experience of two of the busiest real estate attorneys in the area distinguishes Gagliardi & Doucette within the community. The firm can review and negotiate your contract, help you negotiate with your builder, seller or buyer, work with your lender on a purchase or short sale, examine title to the property, and close your transaction efficiently and at a very reasonable cost.
Commercial Real Estate
With years of experience working within Connecticut’s top ranked commercial real estate law practices, and both together and opposite the state’s top firms and attorneys, our attorneys are skilled practioners of commercial real estate law. The firm can provide comprehensive legal services to developers, lenders, builders and commercial landlords in connection with the acquisition, sale, development, financing, leasing and operation of real estate projects including drafting contracts relating to the purchase and sale of real estate, drafting leases, land development, mortgage financing, leasing and sale/leaseback transactions, environmental law and regulations, evaluation of all title related matters, condominium/common interest community projects, commercial development and construction, licenses, easement agreements, development agreements, option agreements, 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, landlord-tenant relations/litigation, and numerous other matters related to the ownership, operation, lease, purchase, sale and development of real property.
Land Use and Zoning
Attorney Doucette’s unique combination of top notch legal experience and intimate knowledge of the zoning process as a former member of the Town of Manchester Planning and Zoning Commission, the Town of Manchester Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Capitol Region Council of Governments Regional Planning Commission provides a distinct benefit to clients in handling land use issues affecting real property and businesses.
The firm can represent developers, builders, businesses and homeowners seeking discretionary approvals from government agencies and bodies in a wide variety of zoning and development issues including interpretation and compliance with applicable ordinances and regulations including the preparation and presentation of applications to local zoning boards and commissions to obtain approvals for zone changes, variances, site plans, special exceptions, subdivisions, wetlands approvals, and other permits and approvals. We work closely with design professionals, surveyors, professional engineers, landscape architects, soil scientists and environmental experts to prepare and present all such applications.
Banking and Finance
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing some of the world’s largest financial institutions on transactions in the hundreds of millions of dollars and has worked with most of Connecticut’s large banks on complex commercial finance and real estate finance transactions, including mortgage and mezzanine financings, syndicated loans, participation arrangements, private placements, joint ventures, workouts and restructurings. His experience working within Connecticut’s most trusted law firms makes the firm a perfect choice for lenders and borrowers looking to have large firm quality representation and documentation at a small firm price. Our attorneys have experience drafting all types of loan documentation for transactions large and small.
General Business/Corporate Law
Our attorneys have a wide range of experience representing small to medium sized businesses in the purchase, acquisition, lease and operation of their businesses and related real property. The firm has a substantive understanding of our clients’ business issues and needs, and matches those needs with innovative solutions to prepare all documents necessary to properly form, operate, consolidate, dissolve or convey a business.
Wills, Trusts & Estates
We advise individuals on proper estate planning tools and can handle the administration of decedents’ estates. We believe that there is no “one size fits all” approach to estate planning and always make great effort to tailor the estate plan to the needs of the individual and provide practical solutions a reasonable cost.