Commercial Real Estate

The DarrowEverett Commercial Real Estate & Finance Practice Group represents clients regarding both “traditional” types of retail, office,industrial and large-scale residential properties and projects, as well as more specialized types of properties and projects, including waterfront resort, private and semi-private club, and golf course properties, projects involving medical offices and healthcare institutions, hospitality projects, mixed-use developments, and complex commercial condominium projects. We have expertise in the traditional structuring of real estate and finance deals, as well as creating innovative structures to address the unique needs of our clients and their specific projects.

Within the DarrowEverett Commercial Real Estate & Finance Group, there is a depth of experience and proven success coupled with a passion for developing practical and effective solutions for our clients in these opportunity-filled times. Clients served by the Commercial Real Estate & Finance Practice Group include:

  • Regional and national real estate developers
  • National and regional private equity funds
  • Landlords owning all different sizes and types of leasable property
  • A wide variety of tenants, from national retailers to clients leasing local retail, office and industrial sites
  • Lenders offering both traditional and alternative financing structures
  • Condominium associations; construction companies;
  • Institutional clients with first-hand real estate and finance needs
  • Various other participants in the commercial real estate and finance markets

The DarrowEverett Commercial Real Estate & Finance Practice Group representative matters include counsel to:

  • Leasing of retail, office and industrial properties
  • Finance and workouts
  • Acquisitions and sales of commercial real estate
  • Construction contracts
  • Zoning, permitting and other land use matters
  • Condominium formations and conversions
  • Environmental matters
  • Acquisition and disposition of all types of commercial paper
  • All other commercial real estate matters



We have committed ourselves to assisting our clients in making well-informed, productive and ultimately successful decisions on all issues that come before them.

We take pride in on our ability to provide each client with the attention to detail and high level of service that their transactions require, while at the same time providing practical and business-oriented advice and solutions.

Current News and Events

  • New Partners Named at DarrowEverett LLP

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ashley Crossman Director of Marketing 401-453-1200 401-453-1201 (fax)

    [July 9, 2018] Nicholas Hemond, attorney and Providence, R.I. School Board President, has been named Partner at the full-service business law firm, DarrowEverett LLP. As an alumnus of area educational institutions Roger Williams University Law, Providence College, and Classical High School, Mr. Hemond is a longstanding, active member of the Rhode Island community. He earned a bachelor of arts in political science from Providence College, and a Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University Law. Mr. Hemond had been an associate with the firm for the past four years, concentrating his practice in the areas of government affairs and litigation and representing firm clients in civil, criminal defense, and family court matters. His experience also includes serving as an assistant city solicitor for the city of Central Falls and as legal counsel to the Central Falls Zoning Board of Review.
    “It is with great pleasure that I share the decision of the firm’s Executive Committee to make Nicholas Hemond, Esq. a Partner at DarrowEverett LLP. Nick has been a constant driving force inside of the office, with our clients, and within the community since day one. Nick embodies the top characteristics that all lawyers and advisors strive to exemplify - integrity, determination, efficacy, expertise, and loyalty. Heading our Rhode Island government relations practice for several years, Nick demonstrated a sophisticated skill set that applies equally to his role as a leader within our firm. I am personally grateful for Nick’s friendship and dedication over the years, and look forward to Nick’s continued successes in the years to come.” -Zachary Darrow, Chairman
    In addition to Nicholas’ advancement, DarrowEverett has brought on two new professionals to its team of business attorneys. Kevin Gildea, Esq., joins the firm as a Partner at its New York City office and Sean Mitchell, Esq., joins DarrowEverett’s South Florida office as Senior Counsel. Both Kevin and Sean come to DE with extensive business and corporate law experience. Kevin concentrates on leading, advising, and successfully defending companies in a wide range of corporate, transactional, regulatory compliance, licensing, and contested matters. He represented a series of publicly traded companies at which he served in top compliance roles, including as general counsel, and led the legal and regulatory compliance functions of two prominent mortgage companies. Mr. Gildea is currently a member of the European Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is a Solicitor for Ireland [non-practicing] and England & Wales.
    “Kevin epitomizes the diverse talent DarrowEverett makes available to clients stateside and, increasingly, beyond. Having years of sophisticated international and regulatory expertise under his belt, Kevin’s established reputation in business and corporate law will enhance and expand our practice capabilities.” -Michael Hackett, Partner, and Corporate Practice Group Chair
    Sean Mitchell is an experienced transactional attorney with over 24 years of experience in complex commercial real estate and corporate law. Mr. Mitchell comes from some of the nation’s top law firms, having represented Fortune 500 companies, REITs, privately held companies, real estate development companies, class building corporate club commercial lenders, and many more. Sean adds considerable experience and depth to the firm’s corporate, real estate, and finance practice groups.
    “Sean’s addition expands firm capabilities and strengthens several core firm practice areas: Real Estate, Finance, and Corporate. Sean’s professional background and experience will be a huge asset to the firm. We are excited about the business acumen and perspective that he will leverage on behalf of our clients.” - Joshua Berlinsky, Managing Partner
    “These two attorneys will without question expand DarrowEverett’s talented group of attorneys and business advisors capable of serving firm clients,” Said Mr. Berlinsky.   click here Read More

  • A Community Update: Non-profit Law

    DarrowEverett attorney and Partner Joseph Enriquez was recently recognized for his hard work and helping hand with the community of Bridgewater. When a longtime member of the Bridgewater Lions Club approached Joseph with the issue of a community member not being able to leave their house due to an illness, he wanted to help in any way that he could. To learn more about the story of how Joseph Enriquez applied his legal skills to help the group in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, view our full community update by clicking here. Read More

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