Bill’s practice is concentrated on planning, zoning and related land use issues, as well as real estate transactions, including purchases, sales, leases, financings and tax appeals. He has considerable experience on issues of municipal law primarily related to land use and real estate development issues. For various clients, Bill has been involved with many of the major development projects in Stamford and other Connecticut communities. From 1981 to 1986, he was an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the City of Stamford and has served as a Special Master in the Connecticut Superior Court.
Prior to Carmody, Bill was a partner with Sandak Hennessey & Greco LLP and from 1981 to 1984 was Assistant Corporate Counsel for the City of Stamford.
American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
Connecticut Bar Association, Planning & Zoning Executive Committee, Real Property Section
Fairfield County Bar Association
Real Estate Finance Association of Connecticut
Urban Land Institute
International Association of Assessing Officers
Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® in Stamford, Connecticut – Land Use and Zoning Law, 2022-2023
Top tier ranking in Chambers USA Guide – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2022
Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® in Stamford, Connecticut – Real Estate Law, 2020
AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
Super Lawyers® – Land Use/Zoning and Real Estate, 2006-2022
Fairfield County Real Estate Award, March of Dimes, 2016
Boy Scouts of America Connecticut Yankee Council Good Scout Honoree, 2013
CTE, Inc. Honor for Service to the Community, 2010
Stamford Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year, 2010
Stamford Downtown Special Services District Certificate of Appreciation, 2010
State of Connecticut Office of Treasurer Public Leadership Citation, 2010
Led the land use entitlement efforts for Brookfield Properties’ Class A 750,000 sq. ft. SoNo Collection mall in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Lead counsel for Charter Communications (Spectrum) new 770,000 sq. ft. headquarters building in Stamford, Connecticut.
Zoning counsel for conversion of Stamford’s 163-acre South End peninsula, resulting in permitting for 4,000 housing units, 300,000 sq. ft. commercial office, 72,000 sq. ft. of retail and 6.61 acres of parkland.
Involved in multiple other multi-family housing developments in lower Fairfield County, which combined total more than 5,000 housing units.
Lead counsel in property acquisition and site development for North American headquarters building for RBS (now NatWest Markets).
Zoning and real estate counsel for redevelopment and expansion of Stamford Hospital’s $500,000,000 redevelopment.
Represented Target in permitting a unique 180,000 sq. ft. multi-story vertical urban department store and a 600-space parking garage.
Zoning counsel for conversion of a portion of 860,000 sq. ft. Stamford Town Center Mall into lifestyle center.
Led successful efforts to convert former 900,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility into the Northeast’s largest indoor sports and recreational center and adjacent television network sports video production facility anchored by NBC Sports Group.
Worked with several financial services firms in establishing and permitting trading floor operations throughout the Stamford area.
Lead zoning counsel in permitting Connecticut’s largest transit-oriented, mixed-use development adjacent to the Stamford Transportation Center, comprised of a 325,000 sq. ft. office tower and mixed income residential community of over 250 units.
Represented many schools, churches, similar non-profit organizations and social and recreational facilities throughout Fairfield County in development and redevelopment.