Scott M Gerard

Firm: Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Location: Hartford - CT

  • One Constitution Plaza
    Hartford, CT 06103-1919
  • Tel : (860) 251-5000
  • Fax : (860) 251-5099

Scott Gerard practices in the areas of commercial finance, corporate law and real estate. He has more than 30 years of experience representing commercial financial institutions in structuring and closing a wide range of sophisticated loans, including permanent and construction loans; tax credit financings; and asset-based and commercial real estate mortgages for hotels, multi-family residential projects, health care/senior care facilities, manufacturing facilities, public/private partnerships and retail properties.  In addition, he has extensive experience advising lenders on loan restructures and workouts in various types of loans and secured by various types of collateral.

Scott also serves in the capacity of outside general counsel to a variety of businesses, where he advises clients on matters such as business formation, structuring new business entities and forming joint ventures. In this role, he also provides guidance on mergers, acquisitions and the disposition of businesses.

In the area of real estate, Scott has represented major developers in all phases of real estate development.


  • AV Preeminent® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers: Real Estate (2017-2019)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®Real Estate Law (2017-2019)

Professional Affiliations

  • New York Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Real Estate, Tax and Business Law Sections
  • Connecticut Community Bankers Association
  • Real Estate Finance Association
  • Real Estate Lenders Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Our real estate attorneys are involved in all aspects of real estate conveyancing, development and finance. We advise clients on a wide array of real estate issues in the sale and acquisition of real property, including title matters, easements, permitting, §1031 like-kind exchanges and tax incentives. We represent real estate developers in the entire development process, including permitting, construction, contracting and financing. Our development experience includes hotel, shopping center, residential and office projects. We also counsel both lender and borrower clients on a variety of financing alternatives, including first mortgage financing, mezzanine financing, multi-level financing with intercreditor arrangements, revenue bond and other tax-exempt financing, and various types of equity investment.

Shipman & Goodwin has extensive, diverse experience in real estate law. More than a dozen attorneys in our Hartford, Stamford and Greenwich offices, supported by experienced paralegals, devote their practices primarily to real estate.