Elliot G. Kaiman


If a matter involves facilities—commercial, industrial, or institutional property—it’s in Elliot’s domain of expertise. He focuses his practice on the legal dimensions of design and construction; utilities and energy; and real estate in general.

Elliot regularly represents clients in a broad range of transactions, including real estate acquisitions, sales, development, leasing and financing, joint venture formation, private-public partnership (P3) projects, and complex design and construction matters. He also has significant experience resolving property tax disputes with municipal assessors and in front of boards of assessment appeals.

Elliot leverages his mechanical background (having been a Marine helicopter mechanic) to understand the intricacies of a client’s project, often resulting in a more incisive application of the law.

Elliot recently assisted clients with

  • The design and construction of a new headquarters (approximately 150,000 square feet).
  • Acquiring and developing a new regional campus.
  • Tax exemptions for renewable energy projects.

His clients encompass a wide array of industries, including education, power generation, clean technology, real estate, health care, manufacturing, hospitality, professional services, and biotechnology.

Elliot teaches and volunteers when he is not practicing law. He is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Center for Education faculty, teaching courses in construction management and real estate law and land use policy. He also serves on the board of directors for the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.

Elliot is listed in Chambers USA in the Real Estate category and was selected as a Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers. 

Elliot received his J.D. summa cum laude from Western New England College School of Law, where he was a notes editor at the Western New England Law Review. He obtained a B.A. summa cum laude in social science, history, and philosophy from Lyndon State College. From 1997 to 2002, he served as a helicopter and flight equipment maintenance technician in the United States Marine Corps.

Elliot lives in Madison, Connecticut, with his wife and two boys and enjoys brewing craft beer in his free time.


  • Western New England University School of Law  (J.D.)
    • summa cum laude
  • Lyndon State College  (B.A.)
    • summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Vermont Bar Association