Primary Practice Areas:
Non-Profit Law and Affordable Housing Development;
Commercial Real Estate and Business Transactions;
Banking and Financial Services; and
Vermont Law School, J.D. magna cum laude – 1987. Member of the Vermont Law Review
Fairfield University, BA English, cum laude -1982
Connecticut; Rhode Island; United States District Court, District of Connecticut
James Scaramozza has extensive experience in the development and financing of affordable and supportive housing. His practice includes the representation of non-profit and charitable organizations, for-profit developers, community development corporations, public housing authorities and financial intermediaries. He has experience with residential, commercial and mixed-use properties in urban and rural settings. Mr. Scaramozza specializes in layering multi-level funding including federal, state and local sources for the acquisition, financing and development and operating of these projects.
Mr. Scaramozza has wide-ranging knowledge in the structuring of non-profit and charitable organizations. He has provided counsel to establish charters, Boards, policies and practice for agencies ranging from social service agencies to small financing organizations.
Mr. Scaramozza handles complex commercial real estate transactions, which includes advising and representing sellers and buyers, ground lessors and ground lessees and landlord and tenants of commercial and mixed used properties. He also provides counsel in respect to the formation and governance of common interest communities, including condominiums and cooperatives.
Mr. Scaramozza has an established a diverse practice representing financial institutions and loan portfolio purchasers in the area of loan restructuring, creditor’ rights, workout, enforcement actions and business law.
As part of the legal counsel and services Mr. Scaramozza provides, he assists in the formation of limited partnerships, corporations (including tax exempt organizations), and limited liability companies.
Member, Connecticut Housing Finance Authority Multifamily Advisory Committee
Trustee, Wheeler Library of the Town of North Stonington (private, non-profit organization)
Member, Connecticut Bar Association
Member, Rhode Island Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association, Real Property Section