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Allan Caggiano

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Allan handles commercial real estate matters of all kinds. His practice includes acquisitions, dispositions, finance, development, construction, and leasing. Based in Boston, Allan represents local, regional, and national corporations, developers, lenders, investors, landlords, and tenants in a wide variety of transactions. Allan is also active in politics. He holds an elected position in his hometown, has worked for two Massachusetts governors, and has served as an advisor on various local, state, and national campaigns.

Allan's experience includes all aspects of commercial real estate, including acquisitions and sales, finance, development, construction, and leasing. He represents local, regional, and national developers, lenders, investors, landlords and tenants in a broad variety of transactions.

Allan currently serves as a member of Mintz’s Hiring Committee and is active in recruiting and interviewing attorneys for the firm.

Active in politics, Allan currently holds an elected position in his hometown, has worked for two Massachusetts Governors, and has been an advisor for various local, state, and national campaigns. Allan is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Wildlands Trust, a land trust created to conserving and preserving the natural heritage of Southeastern Massachusetts.

Education

  • Boston College (JD)
  • Suffolk University (BA)

Experience

  • Represent national health care providers in connection with its facility acquisitions, dispositions, and financings
  • Represent landlords and tenants of varying sizes in leasing transactions and construction contracts for office, laboratory, manufacturing, industrial, telecom and sale-leasebacks, including representation of a multi-billion dollar REIT in connection with its acquisition and leasing of office and industrial space nationally
  • Represent various property owners and billboard operators in connection with the permitting, construction and management of billboards in Boston and other municipalities throughout Massachusetts
  • Successfully appealed to the DHCD a municipality’s determination that it had achieved an affordable housing statutory minimum.

Recognition & Awards

  • Included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star: Real Estate list (2009 – 2017)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Real Estate Law (2019)

Involvement

  • Member, Business Advisory Council, Boston College Law School
  • Former board member, Suffolk University College of Arts and Sciences
  • Board member, Wildlands Trust

Recent Insights

News & Press

Viewpoints

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Our colleagues Susan Phillips, Stephen Friedberg and Andrew Dean wrote an article recently published on CFO.com. “Sale-Leasebacks: Cash Out but Keep Control” advises on how to recover capital spent on property acquisition and improvements while continuing to occupy and operate the property. The article has been attached below.
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Recently, Law360 published our colleague Andrew A. Dean’s follow up to his previous article, “Negotiating Exclusive Use Provisions in Retail Leases.” This new article discusses how to address “rogue tenants,” the enforcement of an exclusive and whether continuous operation clauses should factor into the exclusive use provision when negotiating a retail lease on behalf of a tenant.
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We are thrilled to announce that our colleague Andrew A. Dean was published in Law360. His article focuses on the more frequently discussed provisions in a retail lease – the tenant exclusive.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court issued an opinion on August 29, 2016, that has significant ramifications for developers seeking Comprehensive Permits for affordable housing projects under chapter 40B of the Massachusetts General Laws (“Chapter 40B”).
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On September 15th, Mintz Levin, Cresa, and BDO will be hosting a Panel Discussion and Networking Reception in San Diego, California on the new changes to lease accounting rules.
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Recently, our colleague Steve Friedberg published an article in AreaDevelopment on “Data Center Development and Financing Strategies”. Co-authored by Gregory Burkart and Laca Wong-Hammond from Duff & Phelps, the article discusses industry-specific factors to consider when evaluating data center locations including power needs/costs, scalability, and security; and carefully analyzes financing strategies for these capital-intensive endeavors as well.
Mintz Levin was a sponsor of IMN's 13th Annual Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing held at the Montage resort in Laguna Beach.  The IMN conference is the premier West Coast conference on real estate investing and is attended by the most influential voices in the real estate industry.
On February 23, 2016, the 2016 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys will become effective (superseding the 2011 ALTA/ACSM standards).
A sophisticated (and effective) wire-fraud scam targeting real estate (and other) transactions is on the rise, and mostly occurring in the United States.
Our colleague Steve Friedberg recently spoke at the ICSC Shopping Center Law Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on the topic of “Financeable Retail Leases: A Guide to the Perplexed”.

News & Press

Mintz advised GPB Capital on its acquisition of a majority equity stake in Westwood, Massachusetts-based Prime Motor Group. The acquisition by Capstone Automotive Group, an affiliate of GPB, expands the group’s footprint throughout New England.
Fifty-three Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2016 and thirty-one have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars. The findings will be published in the November 2016 issue of Boston Magazine and in a stand-alone magazine, New England Super Lawyers. 

Events

Speaker
Jan
7
2015

Critical Lease Terms: How to Make Real Estate Work For Your Business

New England Corporate Counsel Association, Inc.

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