Commercial Transaction Group Here For Community Businesses
The Commercial Transaction Group at Hassett & George continues to support community businesses with their legal needs. In the last 60 days, they have closed approximately $5,000,0000 in a variety of business deals including dental and medical practices, a produce market, a gas station and various commercial properties.
Transaction Team Turns Complicated Commercial Deal Around In 4 Weeks
The commercial transaction team at Hassett & George recently assisted clients in closing a commercial building worth over the sum of $3 million dollars. The unique part of the transaction involved the purchase of a 30,000 square foot building by two independent operating companies with loans from both a bank and the SBA’s 504 Loan Program. With one of the companies’ existing lease ending soon, the parties had to close the deal within 4 weeks. Despite the unique situation of having two different companies under one SBA loan, the team was able to help the clients successfully close within the short time frame. Thanks to Louis George, Stephanie Ma and Crystal Phelps for completing this deal.
H&G Corporate Team Assists In Preserving Future Of The Historic Hartford Club
The corporate team at Hassett & George, P.C., led by attorneys Louis N. George and Martin A. Clayman, successfully structured a deal to solidify The Hartford Club’s financial well-being for the future. The deal included the organization and collaboration of several prominent investors to pay off the outstanding bank debt. As a result, the Club will continue to remain a Hartford landmark at 46 Prospect Street. “The complexities and uniqueness of the deal were challenging; however, the purpose of the project – to preserve the historic Hartford Club – was well worth it,” stated Louis George.
Commercial Transaction Team Develops $2M Private Placement Offering
Attorneys Lou George and Marty Clayman, along with paralegal Crystal Phelps, were retained to develop a private placement offering of $2,000,000. The private placement was developed to assist a long- standing institution in the Hartford area. Attorney Lou George stated, “This Offering was developed for all the right reasons, to support a long-standing historic mainstay within the fabric of Hartford County. We are proud of our involvement and our ability to lead this effort.”
Getting Result$ For Our Commercial Clients
In 2021, Attorney Jared Alfin and our Commercial Collections Team collected over $2,500,000.00 for various commercial clients including landlords, contractors, goods/service suppliers, insurance companies, condominium associations, banking institutions, private lenders and other financial businesses, not to mention individuals. Jared works hard with clients to determine the most efficient and cost-effective strategy for collecting money due to them and has had great success in negotiating settlements and obtaining judgments on his clients’ behalf.
Jared Alfin Obtains Positive Result For Homeowner In Collections Dispute
Mandated Reporter Cleared
After a six-month criminal investigation, a school administrator has been cleared of criminality related to her alleged failure to report alleged student abuse. Attorney Hassett contended that the student reports were not credible or reliable and more importantly not reported/known to his client. The State acknowledged these conclusions and closed its investigation as to our client. She is now free to return to educating and helping children, as she has done without incident for the past two decades. The case reminds all mandated reporters to be ever vigilant.
Ray Hassett Helps Local College Student Accused of Sexual Assault
Ray Hassett Argues To Second Circuit Court Of Appeals
Hassett & George Successfully Obtains Dismissal Of Criminal Charges
Hassett & George Successfully Resolves Criminal Charges In Client's Favor
A custody dispute involving two children resolved favorably for a Hassett & George client. Attorney Raymond Hassett convinced a Superior Court Judge that it was in the best interests of the parties’ children to be with his client, contrary to the shared parenting plan advocated by opposing counsel. In addition, he received a child support award for his client in excess of a prior proposal. “We are happy for the success of client, a wonderful and committed parent,” Attorney Hassett concluded.
Interstate Battle Ends Successfully
Attorney Hassett handled a case which involved a bitter and protracted custody dispute, police involvement, mental health professionals, DCF, interstate jurisdictional disputes and millions of dollars of assets. “On the first day of trial, the case resolved successfully for our client,” reported Attorney Hassett. “Our client retained all assets for a fair payment. Most importantly he has physical custody of his children and no alimony requirements. We hope the parties and children can now heal and move forward to normalcy.”
Insurance Defense Team Achieves An Excellent Result In Jury Trial
Attorney Michael Conroy achieved an excellent result on behalf of a client he recently defended in a Bridgeport courtroom. Our client had rear-ended the plaintiff’s vehicle in rush hour traffic, allegedly causing exacerbation of pre-existing neck and back injuries, with claimed lifetime disability. Our client admitted he was at fault, so Attorney Conroy’s job was to minimize the amount his client’s insurance company would have to pay in damages. Before trial, as much as $55,000 was offered to settle the case. At trial, the plaintiff asked the jury to award her $175,000. Attorney Conroy showed the jury that by examining the plaintiff’s pattern of medical treatment and subjective complaints over time as reflected in her medical records, it was clear that the accident at issue had little effect on her pre-existing conditions, and no long-term effect. The jury awarded her only $21,000, less than two thirds of her claimed medical expenses.
Jeffrey McDonald Obtains Summary Judgment In Favor Of Insurance Company In Subrogation Action
Jeffrey McDonald Wins Summary Judgment For Commercial Property Owner In Slip And Fall Case
Labor & Employment
Veteran State Employee Succeeds
After over a two plus year battle with the State of Connecticut, Hassett & George successfully resolved a case on behalf of a client who alleged her employment separation from a state university violated her constitutional, statutory and contract rights. Multiple claims sought money to compensate for the arbitrary and capricious actions resulting in lost wages and benefits. “The treatment of this dedicated and veteran executive with the State system was egregious and the resolution was proper” stated Attorney Raymond Hassett who represented the client with Attorney David Yale.
Hassett & George Wins Dismissal in Suit Involving Yale Fraternities
A Hassett & George team including attorneys Lou George, David Yale and Mike Conroy won a dismissal in Federal Court in a suit alleging Yale University and the fraternities at Yale discriminated against females. Part of the claim was that the landlords of some residential buildings rented by fraternity members violated the Fair Housing Act because females were not allowed to join the fraternity and live in the property. The Federal Court agreed with Hassett & George that the persons who brought the suit never tried to rent directly from the landlords, and that the landlords could not be held responsible for a membership decision by their fraternity tenants. The case was dismissed against Hassett & George’s client in its entirety. The lawsuit involved numerous additional claims against Yale University and the fraternities and almost all were dismissed.
Another Federal Court Win
Hassett & George received a favorable decision in U.S. District Court, for a client sued for alleged fraud and misrepresentation, in connection with a prior divorce. The Court dismissed the case agreeing that there was no jurisdiction and the case was barred pursuant to the legal concept of res judicata. The client, a respected and tenured trial lawyer, was very pleased with the Court ruling. The case was handled by Attorneys Raymond Hassett and Jeffrey McDonald.