Preti Flaherty’s attorneys are savvy on all sides of the real estate business, handling deals from inception to completion for a full range of clients involved in real estate transactions. We work with buyers and sellers, developers, investors and lenders to secure their interests in complex real estate matters. Because we’ve represented various parties and have played an integral role in some of the most significant and sophisticated development projects in New England, we have the knowledge and experience to anticipate every angle and obstacle and capitalize on every opportunity. Whether it’s an affordable housing or planned community development, resort, retail center, salmon farm or large-scale renewable energy project, Preti Flaherty’s real estate attorneys help clear the path to fruition seamlessly and cost-effectively.

Our real estate and finance experience and capabilities include:

  • Sales and acquisitions
  • Examinations of title and title exceptions
  • Negotiation of insurance policies
  • Land use and environmental
  • Development and construction agreements
  • Mixed-use projects
  • Resolution of survey and title issues
  • Drafting and negotiation of commercial leases
  • Commercial lending
  • Tax exempt municipal bonds
  • Tax increment financing
  • Construction contracts and bonding
  • Large scale energy and hydro projects
  • Timberlands
  • Family ownership planning and transfers
  • Restructuring and workouts
  • Joint ventures
  • Financing
  • Litigation and dispute resolution

Advancing Project Approvals

The central element of any real estate transaction is the land itself, which comes with its own set of rules, regulations and considerations. Preti Flaherty’s attorneys are as practiced in land use matters as they are in contracts and negotiations, giving clients the benefit of full-service real estate counsel and capabilities. With creative thinking, extensive knowledge of government processes and superior negotiation skills, we can secure the critical regulatory, municipal and federal approvals to move even the most complex development projects forward. We regularly negotiate easements and land use entitlements, conduct due diligence investigations and risk assessments, handle Brownfield and timberland developments, ensure compliance with environmental laws and state Endangered Species Acts, resolve boundary and other land use disputes, and manage the preparation of office, retail, industrial, and long-term ground leases.

Firm Highlights

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Preti Attorneys File Suit Against Al-Generated Robocalls in the 2024 NH Presidential Primary

Representing the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire, the League of Women Voters of the United States, and individual voters, Preti Flaherty, with co-counsel, filed a federal lawsuit against Steve Kramer, Lingo Telecom...

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Building a Strong Discipline and Performance Management Framework

As an HR professional, hiring the right talent, addressing employee needs, and managing terminations are just a few of the most challenging problems that arise. During this year's three-part Employment Breakfast Webinar Series, we'll...

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Important Updates to American Arbitration Association Construction Industry Rules and Mediation Procedures

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) updated its Construction Industry Rules and Mediation procedures (AAA Rules), effective March 1, 2024, marking the first update since 2015. The updates are important because the AAA Rules are...

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Good Energy: Jazz, Cocktails, and Camaraderie

Preti Flaherty and Phelps Dunbar will be hosting an afterhours event: ‘Good Energy: Jazz, Cocktails, and Camaraderie’ at The Oceantic Network’s annual IPF Offshore Wind Conference. The event will be held on April 23...

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When to Say Goodbye: Navigating Leave and Terminations

As an HR professional, hiring the right talent, addressing employee needs, and managing terminations are just a few of the most challenging problems that arise. During this year's three-part Employment Breakfast Webinar Series, we'll...

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Attorney Jeffrey Thaler Named to 2024 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Energy Law

Preti Flaherty’s attorney Jeffrey Thaler has been recognized by  Lawdragon  as one of the top 500 Leaders in Energy Law. This is Jeff’s third time named to this prestigious list since the first publication...

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USCIS Announces H-1B Registration Period for FY2025: New “Beneficiary Centric” Registration Process and Increased Fees

USCIS has recently announced a series of changes that will impact the FY2025 H-1B registration system and cap filing season. H-1B Registration Period and Organizational Accounts As in prior years, under this process, prospective petitioners...

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Helping Employers Navigate the New Independent Contractor Rule and Compliance Challenges

On March 11 th , the United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) new Independent Contractor Rule goes into effect.  As your organization readies itself for compliance, it’s imperative to scrutinize your independent contractor classifications...

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Failure to Follow Your Contract's Notice Requirements Can be Costly

In Kinetic Systems, Inc. v. IPS-Integrated Projects Services, LLC et. al., No.: 20-cv-1125 (D.N.H. February 6, 2024), the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire granted summary judgment for a general contractor...

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Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2024 “Maine Firm of the Year"

Benchmark Litigation  has named Preti Flaherty as 2024 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. Through extensive peer- and- client reviewed research, as well as analysis of casework; the Benchmark Awards...