T H O M A S M. R I C K A R T
Thomas Rickart is a partner with Gager, Emerson, Rickart, Bower & Scalzo, LLP and practices in both the Bethel and Southbury offices. He was admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut in 1981. Tom specializes in commercial transactions, and has extensive experience representing banks, developers and landowners in all aspects of real estate, lending, zoning, and environmental investigations and remediation.
He has an extensive practice representing and advising lenders and borrowers in commercial, asset-based and mortgage loan transactions, as well as in loan workout situations. He is involved in all aspects of real estate development, commencing with acquisitions, including contract negotiation, due diligence, financing, and the formation of corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. He also represents clients through the approval process, regularly appearing before all relevant planning and zoning and other land use agencies, as well as through the development process, including formation of condominiums and other common interest ownership communities. Ultimately, he assists clients with the management and/or sale of projects, preparing and negotiating contracts, leases, and every type of commercial loan documentation.
Tom also routinely represents banks, developers and landowners in all aspects of environmental law related to land use, conveyances and financing.
Real Estate and Lending Law
Zoning and Land Use Regulation
Member, American Bar Association: Business Law, Real Property and Environmental Law Sections
Member, Connecticut Bar Association: Real Property, Commercial Law, Planning and Zoning, and Environmental Law Sections
Member, Waterbury and Danbury Bar Associations
Steep Rock Association Land Trust, Board of Trustees Member and Preservation Committee Chairman
Boston College, Boston, MA
(J.D., cum laude 1981)
Articles and Citations Editor, Boston College
Environmental Affairs Law Review, 1980, 1981
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
(M.A., English, 1978)
Yale University, New Haven, CT (B.A., English 1975)
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