Burrell & Michael offers its legal expertise to clients whose matters involve real estate, whether residential or commercial, tenant or landlord-related. We strive to help our clients claim the most favorable results in their dealings, and we do this by providing accessible services, helpful advice, and personalized attention to detail. Let us be your legal representative and/or adviser the next time you have a real estate transaction or concern; we will do our utmost to uphold your interests and help you make sense of the processes involved.

We are not another large corporate law firm; we are a team dedicated to helping our clients, whoever they may be. We help clients avoid potential mistakes while ensuring that they get favorable terms. As your legal representative and adviser, we want to serve as your partner in all things real estate related.

Residential Law

Both buyers and sellers of real property need legal representation, and Burrell & Michael has helped countless individuals in closing their transactions. We always put our clients’ interests forward, and ensure that all deals made will benefit our clientele. The related services we provide include:

  • Reviewing and negotiating contracts
  • Reviewing title searches
  • Preparing title policies
  • Reviewing loan documents
  • Refinancing
  • Representing developers in acquiring property for residential projects (i.e. condominiums) and preparing the necessary paperwork

Land Use

Burrell & Michael represents developers and individuals who seek land use approvals. Our expertise on land use laws allows us to help clarify any misconceptions and help clients understand what can be done (and what cannot) on their prospective plots. Some of the related services we offer include:

  • Obtaining proper standards variance (either area or use variance)
  • Seeking site plan approval
  • Inlands and wetlands use approval, in accordance to Connecticut’s regulations

Landlord/Tenant Matters

Our firm has represented both landlords and tenants in summary process matters. Having represented both sides, we fully understand the intricacies of the tenant-landlord relationship, allowing us to find better diplomatic solutions for all parties. We can provide the following related services:

  • Drafting and negotiating for retail and commercial leases
  • Settling matters related to the collection of rent, for landlords

Commercial Law

We have worked with numerous clients as they sought to acquire or sell commercial property. It is our job to ensure that the deals our clients make fall in place while straightening any wrinkles that may come up. We offer the following services related to commercial law:

  • Negotiating and drafting contracts for real property
  • Negotiating modifications to mortgage terms
  • Reviewing and negotiating loan documents
  • Arranging for refinances for commercial properties
  • Legal support for acquiring raw, undeveloped land
  • Representation for buyers and sellers of commercial condominiums

For more details about Burrell & Michael’s services, call (203) 798-9100 to set an appointment, or send an email to