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Day Pitney Serves as Pro Bono Counsel in Hartford Real Estate Transaction Involving Historic Property

Publisher: Day Pitney Press Release
October 12, 2010

Day Pitney LLP is pleased to announce it provided pro bono legal counsel to Northeast Neighborhood Partners, Inc., (NNPI) in its acquisition of the Swift Factory property in Hartford's Northeast neighborhood. The former gold leaf factory, located on Love Lane, will be converted into an affordable workspace for craftspeople, artists and other creative businesses. The property will feature sustainable design and incorporate an urban agriculture initiative and space for community programs.

Day Pitney partners Rosemary Ayers and Peter Chadwick assisted with NNPI's formation and application for tax-exempt status, as well as the legal aspects of the real estate transaction. The project will be developed on a turn-key basis by Common Ground, developer of the Hollander Foundation Center in downtown Hartford. The property was donated to NNPI by the heirs of Matthew Swift, who established the Swift Factory business in 1868.

Pro bono work is a priority at Day Pitney. The firm takes great pride in its legal skills, knowing that they can benefit and protect individuals and deserving non-profit organizations that might otherwise not be able to obtain high-quality representation. Day Pitney's commitment to public service in its communities enjoys a long history. Throughout the past century, the firm's lawyers have served on numerous charitable and civic organizations, seeking to advance a wide range of educational, cultural, and humanitarian causes.

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