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Counsel - Arnold K. Shimelman

Arnold K. Shimelman


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Arnold Shimelman practices in the areas of real estate law, conveyancing, construction and development matters, condemnation law, transportation law and related fields.

Arnold has represented a large number of clients in an array of real estate acquisitions and leasing matters, new construction, expansion and renovation capital projects. Such representation has included the negotiation of architect and construction management agreements, construction contracts and specialized engineering and related construction industry agreements. Such projects have ranged in value from less than one million dollars to in excess of five hundred million dollars.  He represented the State of Connecticut in its acquisition by condemnation and purchase, and in negotiating architect and construction management agreements for both the Rentschler Field Stadium and the Adriaen's Landing projects. Arnold also served as the lead attorney for the construction and design professional contracting for a large health care facility located in Fairfield County as well as for numerous school districts throughout Connecticut. 

Prior to joining the firm, Arnold served 25 years with the Attorney General's Office representing the Connecticut Department of Transportation with attention to aviation, public transportation, highway and marine issues in a broad range of matters.


Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: Real Estate Section; Construction Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Real Property Section
  • University of Hartford Construction Institute

Handled Contracting Issues for Major Construction Project

Served as lead attorney for the design and construction contracting for a large health care facility located in Fairfield County.

Purchase and Redevelopment of Approximately 400 Acres of Property in the Town of Preston, Connecticut

Represented the Town of Preston in its purchase of approximately 400 acres of real estate in Preston, Connecticut comprising the site of the former Norwich State Hospital.  The Town intends to redevelop the property for productive use.  Significant environmental issues are to be addressed during the redevelopment process.


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Practice Areas


  • Suffolk University School of Law, J.D., 1971
  • University of Vermont, B.S., 1967

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
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