John B. D'Agostino

Hartford,  CT  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Commercial Finance
  • Real Estate Leasing
  • Real Estate Acquisitions and Sales
Contact InfoTelephone: 860.424.4326
Fax: 860.424.4370
University University of Connecticut, B.A., cum laude
Law SchoolUniversity of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., with honors; Boston University School of Law, LL.M. in taxation
Admitted1972, Connecticut; New York

Professional Affiliations
American College of Mortgage Attorneys
American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Connecticut Bar Association
New York Bar Association

BornManchester, Connecticut, 1946

John D'Agostino works with institutional investors such as life insurance companies and pension funds in making U.S. and international investments in commercial real estate and natural resource assets, including equity, debt and hybrid interests. Debt transactions may be private placements of notes or mortgage loans, and include senior, subordinated and mezzanine financings. He also represents owners in leasing, developing, and operating real estate, as well as acquisitions and sales.

Besides commercial real estate, John's practice includes significant transactions in debt and equity investments in timber and natural resource assets.

After starting out at Connecticut General Life Insurance Company and gaining experience in each unit of the legal department, John spent 15 years with a real estate investment boutique law firm he co-founded. Prior to joining Pullman & Comley, John was also a partner at two other Connecticut law firms.

Honors & Awards

Selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list in 2007, 2009-2015
Received the highest peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell (AV)

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PRESS RELEASE: Pullman & Comley Welcomes Attorney John B. D'Agostino

Reported CasesRepresentative Experience: Represented lender consortiums in two different $1 billion plus loans secured by timber assets in multiple states; Represented a life insurance company on related loans in excess of $100 million secured by multiple industrial buildings in three states; Represented a lender in a $75 million mortgage loan secured by a New York City mixed use condominium, which included a cooperative residential apartment, commercial, retail and recreational units; Represented co-lenders where the mortgages on timber assets were released in return for a pledge of borrower's stock in the initial public offering of a coal mining company which owned the underlying mineral rights in a deal involving a $100 million loan; Represented a client involved in a $100 million timberlands acquisition by a pension fund in a joint venture with an experienced manager/operator; Represents life insurance companies in making and administering mortgage loans and handling troubled mortgage loans, in both the commercial and agricultural real estate markets; Handles a wide variety of office and industrial leases for a variety of owners in New York and New England, including the leasing of REO

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Office Information

John B. D'Agostino

90 State House Square
HartfordCT 06103-3702


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