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Niclas A. Ferland

545 Long Wharf Drive
Ninth Floor
New Haven, Connecticut 06511
Phone:  203.672.3211
Fax:  203.672.3232


Nic Ferland’s practice includes bankruptcy, real estate, leasing, retail, finance and general corporate matters. He appears in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States in complex, high-profile cases on behalf of financial institutions, landlords and parties seeking to purchase assets. He represents landlords and tenants in commercial leases, buyers and sellers of commercial real estate and has represented parties in numerous development and redevelopment projects. Nic’s practice also includes issuing “true sale” opinions and structuring transactions to meet true sale requirements. Nic provides general corporate counsel to companies operating in Connecticut and also provides general counsel to all levels of management in the shopping center industry. Nic is regularly engaged to advise on business matters and litigation concerning all aspects of shopping center operations, such as lease defaults, common area charges, development, security, public access, environmental laws, counterfeit goods, reciprocal easement agreements, co-tenancy disputes and premises liability.

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, New Haven, Connecticut, September 2008 – Present
  • Tyler Cooper, New Haven, Connecticut, 1993 – 2008
  • Clerk, The Honorable Alan H. W. Shiff, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 1992-1993

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers


  • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2011 – 2019. Find out more about the selection process.
  • Recognized by Law & Politics magazine as a Connecticut "Super Lawyer" in the areas of Bankruptcy: Business, Real Estate, and Securities & Corporate Finance, 2009 - 2010, 2013 - 2018. Find out more about the selection process.


  • J.D., with Honors, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1992
  • B.A., Political Science, with High Honors and Distinction, Kenyon College, 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1992