Austin D. Hart - Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C.

Austin D. Hart

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 802-859-7021

Austin D. Hart joined the firm in 1983 and is a Director. He is a member of the firm's business group, with a broad practice that focuses on real estate transactions, land use permitting and planning, commercial lending, and general business transactions.

Mr. Hart has represented clients in all phases of real estate transactions, including acquisition, development, finance, operation, leasing, and sale. He has advised clients with different types of real estate projects, including commercial office buildings, retail shopping centers, institutional campuses, and a planned recreational/residential community. Mr. Hart has a special interest in land use planning and permitting, and devotes a substantial portion of his practice to compliance with Vermont's complex land use regulation system, including Act 250. He has represented both applicants and interested parties in administrative proceedings before various municipal planning commissions and zoning boards, district environmental commissions, the Environmental Board, and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

Mr. Hart has represented in-state and out-of-state lenders, including banks and insurance companies, in various loan transactions primarily secured by commercial real estate, including initial loans, loan workouts, and foreclosure/collections. His general commercial practice covers a wide range of issues encountered during all phases of a business' life cycle.

Middlebury CollegeAB 1976University of Connecticut School of LawJ.D. 1981

Client Comments

"Austin Hart has a great working relationship with clients and third parties that makes it easier to get things done efficiently and quickly. He has tremendous experience, and Austin is highly responsive when things have a short fuse. He is a great legal resource."

"Austin is very easy to work with; he listens to the need and instructions. When the work is routine, he uses his paralegals to keep cost down. He has a good understanding of our culture which is very helpful."

-Thomas Corbin
Middlebury College

"We have years of experience in working with Austin. He is very knowledgeable in various areas. He asks the right questions, gets the necessary information to best assist us in our business matters. Austin is very patient and understanding in working with our team. "

"Austin Hart represents our Company on a variety of business issues that are unique to our industry and organization. Austin is very easy to get to know, work with, and establish a mutual trust that is important in a client/attorney relationship. Austin is always responsive to my calls or e-mails, which is important to me as many of the business matters requiring assistance are time sensitive. Austin is committed to researching the necessary information and providing a thorough analysis for us to make a business decision. I have always found Austin to be professional, supportive, and understanding of his role. He is committed to effectively serving the interests of the Company in the most cost-effective manner. I value Austin as a tremendous resource."

-Leon Berthiaume
St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, Inc.

Office Location

209 Battery Street
P.O. Box 988
Burlington, VT 05402-0988
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Burlington Metro Area
Austin D. Hart has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law (Commercial, Condominiums, Finance, Land Use, Residential, Tax Certiorari, Title Matters, Transactions, Zoning)

Other Information

Gender: Male