April F. Condon

Partner

  • Overview

    Biography

    April F. Condon focuses her practice on commercial real estate law. She is a member of the firm's Real Estate + Development Group, and she has vast experience handling real estate leasing, sales, and acquisitions.

    Real Estate Leasing

    Ms. Condon represents tenants, owners, and developers in connection with office, commercial, retail, and industrial leases throughout the United States. She has been involved in hundreds of national lease transactions, representing both landlords and tenants. She drafts and negotiates letters of intent, commercial leases and subleases, construction work letters, and all ancillary documents, such as lease amendments and non-disturbance agreements.

    Ms. Condon helped a large international online travel service expand its presence across North America, by assisting it with opening 30 new offices in the United States and Canada. She has also assisted several national and international clients with leasing their corporate headquarters, such as aiding a consumer goods company with the lease of its 150,000-square-foot headquarters in New Jersey.

    Sales and Acquisitions

    Ms. Condon has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating, documenting, and closing complex and varied real estate transactions. She assists clients with the sale and purchase of commercial real estate. She drafts and negotiates purchase and sale agreements, and all closing documents. She conducts all required due diligence, including title review.

    Ms. Condon has handled several complex, multi-million dollar transactions, such as the sale of a multi-building office complex in Stamford, Connecticut for $42 million; the sale of an office building in Greenwich, Connecticut for $34 million; the purchase of an oil terminal in Bridgeport, Connecticut for $21 million; and the purchase of an manufacturing facility in Florence, South Carolina for $8 million.

    Development

    Ms. Condon represents developers in the acquisition and development of commercial real estate. She has been involved in several significant real estate development projects and joint ventures in Connecticut, including the development of a new public high school in Bridgeport and several housing redevelopment projects along the Connecticut shoreline. She drafted and negotiated the development agreements and joint venture agreements for these matters.

    Ms. Condon’s real estate practice is comprehensive. She has represented numerous residential and commercial real estate owners in administrative appeals of local real estate tax assessments. She has drafted and negotiated various documents, such as title affidavits to clear title, easements, site access agreements, brokerage agreements, vendor agreements, license agreements, environmental indemnity agreements, due diligence checklists, notes, mortgages, releases, and letters of intent.

    Pro Bono

    Ms. Condon regularly does pro bono work. She has represented Connecticut Legal Services, Inc., a non-profit legal aid organization which assists low income residents, for all of its real estate needs for the past 15 years.  
     

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

        Leasing

      • Representation of an international Internet travel service to structure and negotiate a 10-year lease extension and amendment agreement regarding 70,000 square feet of office space for its headquarters in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

      • Represent a Northeastern U.S. real estate developer in all of its leasing needs for 6 commercial office buildings throughout Connecticut. 

      • Represented a large Northeastern U.S. real estate investment, development, and management company in all of its leasing needs for 7 commercial office buildings in Connecticut totaling more than 1.7 million square feet of space. 

      • Represented a large, international consumer goods company in connection with its approximately 150,000-square-foot headquarters lease in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. 

      • Represent international Internet travel service in connection with all of its leasing needs throughout the United States and Canada. 

      • Represented a growing up-scale specialty apparel company in connection with its leasing of retail stores throughout the United States. 

      • Represented medical company in connection with its leasing of a 2.5 acre parcel in South Carolina, and the construction of a 26,815-square-foot building encompassing manufacturing, assembly, sales, and administrative space.

      • Represent a luxury shoe and apparel company in connection with all of its leasing needs of retail stores throughout the United States.

      • Sales and Acquisitions

      • Serve as designated North American lead real estate counsel to a Fortune 500 chemical company, wherein we represent the company in sales and acquisitions and all other real estate matters across the United States.

      • Served as lead real estate counsel on over 25 matters for an aircraft manufacturing company, including the $8.2 million sale of a manufacturing plant in Connecticut, and purchase of property in South Carolina for $7.7 million.

      • Represented a real estate investment company in the sale of a multi-building office complex in Stamford, Connecticut for $42 million. 

      • Represented a real estate developer in the sale of an office building in Greenwich, Connecticut for $34 million. 

      • Represented a large energy distribute in the purchase of an oil terminal in Bridgeport, Connecticut for $20.7 million.

      • Development

      • Represented a Fortune 50 company in connection with the redevelopment of its industrial properties to become a new City of Bridgeport public high school.

      • Represented a Fairfield County, Connecticut municipal housing authority in connection with the redevelopment of one of its low-income housing developments.

      • Assisted in the representation of a large, regional residential real estate developer in connection with the development of a 24-home, luxury, residential community located in Stamford, Connecticut.

      • Assisted in the representation of a local, commercial real estate developer in connection with the development of a mixed-use development containing over 1.2 million square feet of retail, office, hotel, health club and wellness facilities located in Manchester, Connecticut.

      • Representation of the Housing Authority of the City of New London, which operates five state-supported housing complexes and two federal complexes. The authority has been listed by regulatory agencies as a troubled agency due to its financial condition for much of the last decade. Robinson & Cole served as special counsel to assist in initiatives for improving its financial condition. The authority had designated two moderate income state units for potential privatization and renovation. Robinson & Cole researched the title to these units, investigated funding alternatives, and advised the authority in developing a request for proposals from private developers. A private developer was selected, and Robinson & Cole negotiated a complex development agreement, including a limited partnership in which the authority would be a special limited partner, a long term ground lease, and an operation and management agreement. Robinson & Cole then worked with the developer and the authority to apply for financing through low-income housing tax credits and a loan program, which the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority approved.

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    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association
      Forum on the Construction Industry
      Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

      Connecticut Bar Association
      Construction Section
      Real Property Section
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Connecticut Legal Services, 2012 Pro Bono Honoree

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Stamford Partnership
      Board of Directors
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Changes to the AIA General Conditions," published in Construction Insider, UHY LLP (Summer 2008)

    • News

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