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Mark E. Beaudoin



Mark Beaudoin represents developers, landowners and investors in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including land use and environmental permitting.

What do you focus on?

My practice focuses on assisting clients with the acquisition, financing, permitting, leasing and disposition of commercial real estate. The industries with which I work vary from commercial real estate developers and health care facilities to energy providers and telecommunication companies.

Acquisition, financing and development

I have represented parties ranging from large institutional owners and charitable organizations to family-owned real estate investment companies in the purchase and sale of retail and multifamily housing buildings. Recently, I represented a Fortune 500 company that simultaneously acquired two mixed-use developments having numerous existing commercial tenants and a history of environmental contamination.

Leasing of medical, office and manufacturing space

I have represented a number of large corporations in leasing commercial space across the country. Recently, I represented an international manufacturer and consumer products company in the negotiation of 100,000 sq. ft. leases involving the relocation of large manufacturing plants in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Renewable energy project transactions

Another important part of my practice is working with renewable energy providers in connection with the acquisition and permitting of solar, wind, hydro and natural gas facilities, as well as, managing related due diligence and other site acquisition and/or leasing services needed to ensure my clients are protected and transactions close efficiently.

Land use and permitting

I help clients navigate complex land use and environmental regulations. In one recent project, I assisted a company that was in violation of a municipality’s zoning ordinance and site plan regulations come into full compliance while minimizing any impact on necessary business operations.

What do you see on the horizon?

By the year 2050, the 65-plus age group population will nearly double due to advancements in public health strategy and medical treatment. This projected growth, along with seniors who will have the financial capacity to take advantage of the numerous housing options now available, will continue to fuel the need for increased seniors housing development across the country. I look forward to working with investors, developers and public entities in the financing, permitting and construction of these important projects.

Publications and presentations

  • “Energy Infrastructure Issues in New Hampshire,” Rotary Club of Hopkinton, New Hampshire, March 23, 2016 (Presenter)
  • “The Future of Energy Infrastructure in New Hampshire,” Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire, October 13, 2015 (Panelist)
  • “Have You Sabotaged Your Own LLC?” New England Real Estate Journal, April 4, 2014 (with Philip M. Hastings, Esq.)
  • “Supreme Court Extends Constitutional Protections for Development,” New England Real Estate Journal, September 6, 2013 (with Philip M. Hastings, Esq.)
  • “Limits of Limited Liability for Property Owners and Managers,” New England Real Estate Journal, July 6, 2012 (with Philip M. Hastings, Esq.)
  • “New Laws Affect Landlords and Tenants,” New England Real Estate Journal, March 2, 2012 (with Philip M. Hastings, Esq.)

Representative Experience

  • Lead real estate counsel in connection with a $200M transaction involving a consumer product company’s fee acquisition and lease assumption of twenty-three (23) commercial manufacturing properties across eight (8) states in the Northeast – including all of New England, upstate and western New York and Pennsylvania.
  • Represented numerous leading global renewable energy providers in connection with the acquisition of major solar facilities located across the United States
  • Managed a team of real estate professionals in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of hydroelectric plants located in the Northeast and Midwest
  • Represented a landlord in two (2) significant “build to suit” medical space leases transforming a partially-vacant and underperforming commercial office building into a state-of-the-art medical complex
  • Local real estate counsel for a major life insurance company as co-lender in an aggregate $1 billion loan that was secured by approximately 87 shopping centers containing “Market Basket” supermarkets located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.
  • Represented a joint venture in a $25M construction loan for the development of a 132-unit assisted living and memory care facility located in Palm Beach County, Florida.
  • Represented Haffner Family Companies on the sale of 14 gas stations, convenience stores, storage and distribution facilities and car washes in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
  • Represented an independent power company in the acquisition of a partially-completed wind power generation facility development located on 800 acres in northern New Hampshire.
  • Represented investors in connection with numerous community-based solar facilities in Massachusetts and North Carolina.
  • Represented a developer of a ski area and a golf course with financing and permitting relating to the development of a hotel, residential cabins and expansion of recreational facilities.
  • Represented a charitable foundation in a $100M stock gift, which included acquisition of, and due diligence relating to, environmentally contaminated property in six states and a foreign country.
  • Represented an international corporation in a $1M dollar acquisition of two multi-use retail developments with numerous existing commercial tenants.
  • Represented a Chinese national investor/owner in the acquisition of a 200-acre college campus.
  • Represented a real estate investment company in the financing and acquisition of eight multifamily buildings.

Law360 names attorneys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

Law360 | May 07, 2018

In this roundup of promotions to partner and firm management positions, 14 attorneys from Nixon Peabody are highlighted. The 11 attorneys promoted to partner are Ellie Altshuler, Mark Beaudoin, Erik Birkeneder, Hannah Bornstein, Chris Browning, Barry Carrigan, Keri McWilliams, Matt Mullen, Steven Richard, Charles Tamuleviz and Alison Torbitt. In addition, Kenneth C. Lind was promoted to leader of the firms’ public finance practice group, Justin Thompson was promoted to office managing partner in LA, and Aaron Yowell was promoted to chief innovation officer.

Prominent Keene shopping plazas up for auction again

Keene Sentinel | March 27, 2018

Manchester commercial real estate partner Mark Beaudoin is mentioned in this article for his legal work involving two prominent shopping centers in Keene, New Hampshire that are scheduled for foreclosure auction.

NH Business Newsmakers

The Union Leader | February 05, 2018

Manchester real estate partner Mark Beaudoin was included in this round-up of executive promotions.

Contact

Mark E. Beaudoin

Partner

Manchester

Phone: 603-628-4025

Boston

Phone: 617-345-1077


Fax: 603-628-4040

Vermont Law School, J.D.

University College, Oxford, Residency

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, B.A.

New Hampshire

U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire

Massachusetts

Mark was recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in New England for commercial real estate, land use and zoning law for 2014–2017.

  • Mark is currently a member of the Campaign for Legal Services Leadership Council, which raises funds for civil legal assistance in New Hampshire.
  • Mark is on the Board of Directors of New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility, a statewide not-for-profit membership organization that fosters socially and environmentally responsible business.
  • Mark graduated from the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Leadership Academy in 2012 and is currently a member of the Association’s Legislation Committee.
  • He also graduated from Leadership Greater Concord, NH, a year-long training program that fosters civic awareness and meaningful participation in the community.
  • Mark is a founding member of Fostering Legal Independence, an award winning program assisting children with legal issues “aging out” of the foster care system.
  • Mark has served as president of the Belknap County Bar Association.
  • Mark was a member of the Town of Hopkinton, NH, Economic Development Committee from 2014–2017.

Mark is a volunteer attorney for the NH Pro Bono Referral Program’s Low-Income Taxpayer Project, which helps low-income taxpayers with federal tax controversies.

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