Hugh I. Manke is a Principal in the Firm's New Haven office and has represented a number of municipalities in land use and other matters as well as a large number of developers pursuing zoning and environmental permits, including CVS, Inc., Feldco Development Corporation, Philips International and Block 235 Development Associates, LLC. His experience includes pursuing permits at the administrative level and in the courts where necessary. Mr. Manke has handled closings for office buildings, hotels, and shopping centers, and litigated property tax appeals for clients such as General Growth Properties, Inc., Pilot Corporation of America, John Harland Company and Simon Property Group, Inc.
Mr. Manke is a long-time member and past President of the Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys. Prior to joining the Firm in 1990, he was a partner in Reif & Manke, P.C., Associate Counsel at the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and Special Counsel and Executive Assistant to the Commissioner at the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
Mr. Manke is a frequent speaker on issues of municipal law, land use and property tax appeals. He is also an Executive Committee member of the Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys, Secretary of Junior Achievement of Southwestern New England and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, and member of the New Haven Regional Leadership Council.
Mr. Manke received his J.D. from the State University of New York School of Law in Buffalo, New York, where he was on the Buffalo Law Review, and his A.B. from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.
Tweed New Haven Airport Authority v. Town of East Haven, 582 F.Supp. 2d 261 (D. Conn. 2008)
City of New Haven v. Town of East Haven, 263 Conn. 108; 818 A.2d 741 (2003)
Gladysz v. Planning and Zoning Commission, 256 Conn. 249; 773 A.2d 300 (2001)
Poprosky v. Shea, 21 Conn. App. 351; 573 A.2d 756 (1990)
Kelly v. Planning and Zoning Commission, 13 Conn. App. 446; 537 A.2d 509 (1988)
Eaton's Brook Assoc. v. Planning and Zoning Commission, 3 Conn. App. 496; 489 A.2d 1068 (1985)
Schrim v. Auclair, 597 F. Supp. 202 (1984)
Conn. Resources Recovery Authority v. Planning and Zoning Commission, 225 Conn. 731; 626 A.2d 705 (1993)
City of Norwich v. Housing Authority of Town of Norwich, 216 Conn. 112; 579 A.2d 50 (1990)
Professional & Community Associations
J.D., State University of New York School of Law, Buffalo, NY 1975
A.B., Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 1964
Bar & Court Admissions
American Bar Association
Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys
Past Chair, Executive Committee Member
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, Secretary Board of Directors 2011
Junior Achievement of Southwestern New England
Secretary, Executive Committee Member 2009-Present
State of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut