Meaghan represents developers, individuals and corporate entities in real estate and land use matters throughout Connecticut. Meaghan guides clients through the development process, and represents them in connection with obtaining municipal and state approvals for large scale development and real estate transactions, including mixed-use developments, multi-family and age-restricted housing, affordable housing, retail, commercial and industrial projects. Meaghan also assists clients with post-approval matters, including land use appeals and litigation.
Prior to joining Carmody, Meaghan served as law clerk to the Honorable William J. Sullivan and the Honorable William J. Lavery of the Connecticut Appellate Court, where her responsibilities included, in part, assisting with land use petitions for certification. During law school, she served as judicial intern for the Honorable Vanessa L. Bryant of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Connecticut Bar Association
New Haven County Bar Association
Best Lawyers®: Real Estate Law, 2024
Best Lawyers®: Land Use and Zoning Law, 2024
New Leaders in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2022
Rising Star, Connecticut Super Lawyers® – Land Use and Zoning Law, 2019-2023
Terry J. Tondro Student Prize for Excellence in the Study of Land Use, Historic Preservation, and Urban Redevelopment, 2013
Member, Connecticut Law Review, 2011-2013
Co-president, Federalist Society, University of Connecticut School of Law, 2012-2013
Zoning counsel for permitting the construction of a new 34-story, mixed use tower containing 406 dwelling units and 12,000 SF of ground floor retail space on an urban renewal parcel in Stamford, CT;
Zoning counsel in connection with the conversion of 103,000+/- SF of building floor area in downtown Stamford, CT, that previously served as headquarters for an international investment banking company into the new corporate headquarters for one of the largest entertainment companies in the world;
Zoning counsel for permitting the construction of new 770,000 +/- SF corporate headquarters for a Fortune 100 company in Stamford, CT;
Zoning counsel for permitting the redevelopment of the historic Horace H. Strong School in New Haven, CT, into 58 affordable housing and artist live/work units, and community gathering space;
Zoning counsel for permitting the redevelopment and construction of 114 housing units in New Haven, CT, of which 80% qualify as affordable housing;
Zoning counsel for permitting the development of a new community health clinic campus in New Haven, CT;
Zoning counsel for permitting construction related to educational institutions, ranging from a new academic center in New Haven, CT, to the installation of new athletic field lighting at a university in Waterbury, CT;
Zoning counsel for permitting related to a range of industrial matters including the operation of a solid waste transfer station in New Haven, CT, and construction of new industrial facilities in Waterbury, CT;
Zoning counsel for permitting the development of 64 new affordable housing units in Hamden, CT, pursuant to General Statutes Sec. 8-30g, of which 95% of the units are to be rented to residents earning less than or equal to 60% of the Area Median Income;
Land use counsel for matters related to State and local permitting to make beer on deed restricted farmland in Woodstock, CT;
Land use counsel for permitting the construction of a new luxury automotive dealership in Danbury, CT;
Zoning counsel for permitting the conversation of a secondary education facility into an arts and education campus in Torrington, CT.