James W. Hackett
James W. Hackett is Senior Of Counsel in Nutter’s Real Estate Department. He has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate law, with particular emphasis in leasing. Developers, landowners, and investors have relied on Jim’s substantial experience in structuring and negotiating joint ventures, partnerships, limited partnerships, and limited liability company operating agreements. He represents landlords and tenants in a wide variety of urban and suburban leases, including office, research and development, industrial, and retail space.
He is the author of Massachusetts Real Estate Leasing Forms, published by Butterworth Legal Publishers, and co-author of Massachusetts Leasing Forms, published by MCLE. Jim serves as Chairman of the Providence Board of Tax Assessment Review and is a former secretary and member of the Marblehead Zoning Board of Appeals.
- Phoenix Property Company/Lincoln Property Company
Nutter represented Lincoln Property Company and Phoenix Property Company in a joint venture with an institutional capital partner in connection with the acquisition of development rights and the permitting and transactional aspects relating to this multi-party mixed-used development.
New construction mixed-use development project totaling 499,500 square feet. The project includes a 12-story multi-family apartment building containing approximately 300,000 square feet and 304 first-class rental apartment residences, including 22 on-site affordable units and additional off-site contributions to Boston’s affordable housing stock. Resident amenities include a rooftop pool, Skydeck, gym and wellness studio. The apartment building also contains 22,816 square feet of space that can be used for retail, restaurant and/or office space. The adjacent Hotel Component, located a shared podium, was developed into a 12-story Hyatt Place hotel with 294 rooms. There is a one-level underground parking garage beneath the apartment building and garage that can accommodate up to 450 cars. The mixed-use development is situated on Massport’s “Parcel K” and was constructed pursuant to 3 separate 99-year ground leases entered with Massport.
- North Middlesex Savings Bank
Nutter represented North Middlesex Savings Bank in its merger with Marlborough Savings Bank.
Nutter advised Abveris (formally known as AbX Biologics, Inc.), a privately-held in vivo antibody discovery services company, in connection with its acquisition by Twist Bioscience Corporation (NASDAQ: TWST), a leading and rapidly growing synthetic biology and genomics company that has developed a disruptive DNA synthesis platform to industrialize the engineering of biology.
Nutter served as legal counsel to OpenClinica, an industry-leading clinical research solutions provider based in Waltham, MA, in connection with a strategic investment with Thompson Street Capital Partners.
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Education & Admissions
Harvard Law School, LL.B.
Loyola University Chicago, B.S., cum laude
In the Community
Jim serves as Chairman of the Providence Board of Tax Assessment Review and is a former secretary and member of the Marblehead Zoning Board of Appeals.
Jim is the author of Massachusetts Real Estate Leasing Forms, published by Butterworth Legal Publishers, and co-author of Massachusetts Leasing Forms, published by MCLE