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Partner - William G. Rock

William G. Rock


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William Rock practices in the areas of real estate and commercial law matters, including project development, conveyancing and finance. Bill has participated in many of the state's highest profile and most complex real estate transactions on behalf of developers, lenders, borrowers and government entities, particularly with respect to projects involving public-private partnerships.  Bill leverages his extensive knowledge of the legal issues governing both public and private real estate transactions and adroitly navigates the complexities inherent in such partnerships, thus providing efficient and effective counsel for his clients. 

In the finance area, he regularly represents corporate trustees and other deal participants in a variety of sophisticated corporate financings, including private activity revenue bond transactions, leveraged lease financings, collateral agencies, private debt issuances and equipment lease financing.

As a member of the firm’s Opportunity Zones team, Bill advises clients on various aspects of the Qualified Opportunity Zones program.


Teaching Positions

  • University of Hartford: Past Adjunct Professor, Barney School of Business and Public Administration

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • North American Real Estate (NARE) Section of Interlaw Ltd.
  • Real Estate Finance Association

Community Involvement

  • Saint Patrick Church: Former Chair, Parish Council
  • Connecticut Sled Hockey: Board of Directors
  • Chariots of Hope Golf Tournament Committee

Transit Oriented Development

Represented the Connecticut Department of Transportation in the first transit-oriented development involving the State, a public/private mixed-use development of housing, commercial space and commuter parking adjacent to the Meriden train station.

Hotel Acquisition and Disposition

Represented the owners of hotels located at the University of Connecticut and Wesleyan University in their respective dispositions to UCONN and a private hotel operator.


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  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • Villanova University, B.A., 1981,
    summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
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