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James W. Hackett

Senior Of Counsel / Boston

Overview

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.

Experience

Experience

  • Phoenix Property Company/Lincoln Property Company

    Nutter represents a joint venture between Phoenix Property Company /Lincoln Property Company and an institutional investor in the permitting and transactional aspects of a large, complex, multi-party residential/hotel/retail mixed-use project with underground garage to be constructed on the land known as Parcel K, owned by the Massachusetts Port Authority, that is located in the Seaport District in Boston. The Project will consist of a 12-story apartment building with 304 apartments, a 12-story, 294-room hotel, office and retail space in both towers and a 1-level underground garage. Our work leading up to the initial closing involved the negotiation of:  the acquisition of the Project development rights from a prior developer; the joint venture between Phoenix Property Company/Lincoln Property Company and an institutional investor; the transfer of the hotel development rights to a joint venture between Hyatt Hotels Corporation and a hotel operator; multiple ground leases with Massport for the separate Project components; a construction loan with JPMorgan Chase, N.A. as lead lender; and a complex reciprocal easement agreement among the different Project components; as well as addressing complex permitting and title issues (including Chapter 91 licensing, agreements with the Boston Planning and Development agency and the creation of multiple air rights parcels). 

  • North Middlesex Savings Bank

    Nutter represents North Middlesex Savings Bank in its pending merger with Marlborough Savings Bank. The combined bank will have assets of close to $1 billion and $95 million in equity and operate a network of 14 branches. 

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Education & Admissions

Education

Harvard Law School, LL.B.

Loyola University Chicago, B.S., cum laude

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Industries

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.

Noteworthy

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

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