Peter R. Reynolds
Mr. Reynolds’ litigation experience covers a wide range of legal areas including corporate and partnership disputes, fiduciary duty, construction, surety and fidelity insurance, trusts and estates, probate matters, public interest/not-for-profit, administrative and local land use.
On behalf of both profit and non-profit clients, Mr. Reynolds has successfully appealed tax assessments affecting overvalued and improperly taxed commercial and industrial properties in cities such as Hartford (for example, a recently reduced assessment for a large downtown mixed-use owner, and a total exemption for airport association property rights affirmed by the Connecticut Supreme Court), New Haven (including the highest valued commercial building in New Haven at the time), Waterbury (a large blighted property on contaminated soil), Middletown and Bristol, and in numerous towns around the state such as Enfield, Windsor, Bloomfield, East Hartford, Glastonbury, Farmington, Rocky Hill, and Plainfield. Mr. Reynolds also led a team of legal and environmental professionals representing a grass roots initiative in their successful challenge to the construction of a power plant along a major waterway.
He has appeared in numerous probate and superior courts, the Appellate and State Supreme Court, as well as U.S. District Court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and before the Connecticut Siting Counsel, the Office of Health Care Access, and the Department of Public Health.
Mr. Reynolds serves as chair of the Canton Permanent Municipal Building Committee and is a member of the National Alliance for Mental Illness Farmington Valley Board of Directors.
He was a member of the Canton Charter Revision Commission, the Canton Plan of Conservation and Development Committee, a founder of the Canton Education Foundation, and served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Connecticut School of Law from 1995 to 2000.
Other community engagement includes past service on the Canton Board of Tax Review and Board of Assessment Appeals, the Farmington Valley YMCA Board of Managers, the Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Northern Connecticut Schools Committee.