Office and Industrial


Office and industrial development presents unique challenges to clients. Building size and footprint, traffic impacts, and parking needs are some of the issues that confront developers of office and industrial projects. Increasingly, state and local governments look to the developers of office and industrial projects to incorporate low-impact development design principles into their projects. Robinson+Cole lawyers are at the forefront of this important industry.

Our Services and Our Team

To provide the most comprehensive representation, we apply a cross-disciplinary approach and work with other Robinson+Cole practice groups:

  • We team with the Government Relations Group to successfully position clients and their projects for economic development assistance, including tax incentives, at the state and local levels.
  • We team with the Public Finance Group to structure public-private financing mechanisms needed for critical infrastructure.
  • We team with the Environmental + Utilities Group to manage legal risk and help clients successfully implement remedial strategies for project sites with historic contamination.
  • We team with the Real Estate + Development Group to coordinate and implement transactional components of projects, including purchase and sale agreements, financing, and easements for access, utilities, and roadway improvements.
  • We team with the Construction Group to manage project construction, including the use of special construction techniques unique to industrial and warehouse development.
    • Experience
      • Representation of a world leader involved in designing, manufacturing, and servicing aircraft engines, space propulsion systems, and industrial gas turbines for legal work concerning waste management, wastewater discharge, air emission, site cleanup, and other environmental and real estate issues regarding redevelopment of major campuses in California and Connecticut.

      • Represented the developer of a 1.5 million-square-foot distribution facility in Windsor, Connecticut, for the world's largest online retailer. The project timeline was extremely aggressive and progressed from initial planning to full-project permitting and entitlements through the closing of the land conveyance in just several months. Legal services included project permits and entitlements, real estate conveyancing, and negotiation of easements and service agreements with electric, water, and sewer utilities.

Our Team