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NicFerland

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Overview

Biography

Nic primarily concentrates his practice on bankruptcy, real estate, leasing, retail, finance, and general corporate matters. He routinely appears in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States in complex, high-profile cases on behalf of financial institutions, landlords, and parties seeking to purchase assets. He also represents landlords and tenants in commercial leases as well as buyers and sellers of commercial real estate and represents parties in development and redevelopment projects. Nic’s practice also includes issuing “true sale” opinions and structuring transactions to meet true sale requirements. 

Nic provides general corporate counsel to companies operating in Connecticut and also provides general counsel to all levels of management in the shopping center industry. He has extensive experience litigating and advising on business matters related to all aspects of shopping center operations, including lease defaults, common area charges, development, security, public access, environmental laws, counterfeit goods, reciprocal easement agreements, co-tenancy disputes, and premises liability.

In addition to his own practice, Nic serves as a member of the firm's Marketing Committee.

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
Experience

Court Admissions

  • US District Court for the District of Connecticut

Prior Experience

  • LeClairRyan
  • Tyler Cooper

Judicial Clerkships

  • US Bankruptcy Court, Judge Alan Shiff

Selected Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2011–2022
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Connecticut: Bankruptcy – Business, Real Estate, and Securities & Corporate Finance, 2009–2010 and 2013–2018

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