Biography

Thomas Regan practices in the areas of real estate, energy, telecommunications, land use, health care, and administrative law. Tom represents major corporations, private developers, institutions, and not-for-profits in the development, leasing, and financing of commercial real estate projects and energy and telecommunications facilities. He also represents national clients on permitting, administrative law, and real estate litigation matters. Tom is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© in the categories of Real Estate Law (2010-2021), Real Estate Litigation (2011-2021), and Energy Law (2012-2021).

Tom served as the Senior Vice President of Economic Development and Governmental Affairs for the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, where he was responsible for the leadership and management of those departments. Tom also has extensive experience in legislative and public affairs.

Awards

Representation

Represented publicly traded investment fund in the acquisition, disposition, and leasing of its real estate portfolio throughout the United States. This portfolio includes an asset mix of industrial, office, retail, and multi-family properties.

Representation of a major retail portfolio company in all aspects of the leasing of its 800 store portfolio throughout the United States. This work has included negotiation of new leases, relocations, extension, and terminations.

Represented a major institutional property owner on the leasing of its large urban retail portfolio, which is composed of a combination of local, regional, and national tenants.

Represented an international investment company in connection with the financing of six hotels located in Washington, Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, and Chicago, three of which were subject to historic rehabilitation tax credit transactions.

Representation of various telecommunications providers and tower owners in developing over 500 telecommunications facilities throughout Connecticut including negotiating leases, options, and easements; obtaining necessary zoning, land use, environmental, historic, and wetlands approvals; resolving title and utility access issues; and developing related litigation strategies, as necessary.

Represented a major real estate investment fund in connection with the purchase and sale of shopping centers throughout the United States.

Represented an international real estate investment company in its conversion of several apartment complexes in Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut into condominiums, the first conversion in those cities in more than 15 years. Involved in the negotiation, drafting, and preparation of the Public Offering Statements, Declarations, and related condominium documents to convert the apartments into condominium units, both residential and commercial.

Represented a major real estate developer in the acquisition and financing of 80 acres in Stamford for one of the largest residential mixed-use urban developments in Connecticut. The project involves, among other elements, significant environmental remediation, complex debt and equity financing, and multilevel governmental approvals.

Represented a national home builder in its development of multiple projects in Connecticut. Our work has included acquisition of sites and obtaining the necessary approvals from multiple governmental authorities.

Education

University of Connecticut – J.D., 1995
Yale University – MBA, 1992
Trinity College – B.A., with Honors, 1987

Bar Admissions

Connecticut
New York
Speaking Engagements
Guest Lecturer, Advanced Land Use, University of Connecticut School of Law
Panelist, "Case Study – Recycling Open-Air Centers," 2006 ICSC Open Air Conference
Professional Affiliations
Connecticut Bar Association – Executive Committee, Planning and Zoning Section
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Real Estate Finance Association
Awards and Honors
Recognized as a Recommended Attorney by The Legal 500 US for Real Estate (2020)
Named by The Best Lawyers in America© as "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation: Real Estate - Hartford, CT (2016, 2020)
Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Real Estate Law (2010-2021), Real Estate Litigation (2011-2021), and Energy Law (2012-2021)
2010 Agnes Ohlson Award for Outstanding Contribution to Nursing Through Political Action, Connecticut Nurses Association
Community Involvement
Director, USA Hockey
Member, USA Hockey Legal Council
Trustee and Treasurer, The Ethel Walker School
Past President, Connecticut Hockey Conference, an affiliate of USA Hockey
Former Member, Connecticut International Trade Council
Former Member, Connecticut Unemployment Compensation Advisory Board
Served as a Member of the Connecticut DOT Intermodal Concept Development Committee
Served on the Long Island High Speed Ferry Proposal Review Committee