Mark Oland


Mark Oland concentrates his practice in commercial real estate law and finance, real estate loan workouts, and mortgage law. Mark has served on the board of directors of the Real Estate Finance Association, the Developer’s Council and the Community Associations Institute. He has also served as an adviser to the Connecticut Law Revision Commission on a variety of real estate legislation, including the adoption of the Common Ownership Interest Act and its several amendments.


  • Represented private REIT in acquisition of multifamily properties in multiple states
  • Represented joint venture in acquisition and financing of Constitution Plaza in Hartford, Conn.
  • Represented lender in secured financing of coal company involving several thousand properties in 17 states
  • Represented developer of merchant power plant in Milford, Conn.
  • Represented owner and operator in restructuring and refinancing of low- and moderate-income apartment complex in Hartford, Conn.
  • Represented developer in redevelopment of Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Conn.
  • Represented developer in negotiation for acquisition and development of NFL football stadium and hotel in Hartford, Conn.
  • Represented lender in foreclosure and subsequent sale of large development parcel in Hartford, Conn.
  • Represented pension fund in acquisition and leasing of two large shopping centers in Berlin, Conn., and Enfield, Conn.

Representative Clients

  • Avonridge Inc.
  • Bank of America N.A.
  • Behringer Harvard Funds
  • Brighenti Enterprises
  • Bull’s Bridge Golf Club
  • City of Bristol, Conn.
  • CORT Furniture Rentals
  • The Finch Group
  • First American Title Insurance Corporation
  • FLEXcon Inc.
  • General Electric Capital Corporation
  • HRW Resources
  • Jones Apparel Group
  • Kruse International
  • Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association
  • New England Patriots
  • Northland Investment Corp.
  • N.V. Perricone M.D.
  • Platinum Equity
  • Royce Properties
  • Sandler Realty
  • Siemens AG
  • Tim Hortons
  • UBS AG
  • UNUM Group
  • Wells Fargo
  • Yorkville Advisors


  • Guest lecturer, Brown University, Real Estate Law and Investments


  • Co-author, The Connecticut Common Interest Ownership Manual


  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers (1987), Member of Practice Technology Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member and Past Chairman, Real Property Section
  • Member, Legislation Committee
  • Member, Board of Editors, Connecticut Bar Journal
  • Member, Executive Committee, Commercial Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Mortgage Loan Structure and Origination
  • Member, Collateral for Commercial Real Estate Finance
  • Member, Technology and Commercial Lending
  • Member, Life Insurance Companies
  • Member, Pension Plan Investments
  • Real Estate Finance Association

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, last 30 years
  • Best Lawyers, Hartford Real Estate Lawyer of the Year (2012)
  • International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers (2010–2012)
  • Chambers USA, Connecticut, Real Estate Law (2003–2007, 2009–2014)
  • Super Lawyers, Connecticut (2006–2012)
  • Connecticut Magazine, Best Lawyers in Connecticut (2005–2010)
  • New York Magazine, Best Lawyers in New York (2005–2010)
  • Hartford Magazine, Best Lawyers in Hartford (2005–2010)
  • Appointed to the board of editors of the Connecticut Bar Journal (2007)
  • Lawdragon 500 (2007)
  • Lawdragon 3000 (2006)

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