William A. Fogarty

William A. Fogarty


2200 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 1300
Arlington, VA 22201-3359
703.528.4700 x5448
703.528.6050 (Fax)



Bill has been with WCL&W since his graduation from law school in 1985. He primarily focuses on the transactional and development aspects of the firm’s practice in many jurisdictions throughout Virginia, and has extensive background in the preparation of subdivision and easement deeds, and homeowner and condominium association documents. Bill is experienced in drafting and negotiating contracts for both sellers and purchasers, in all aspects of loan closings on behalf of both lenders and borrowers, and in document preparation for development agreements (including mixed-use projects).

Representative Experience

  • Negotiated purchase of office building subsequently converted into a church (Fairfax County).
  • Drafted development agreements involving commercial, retail and residential associations for a large mixed-use project (Loudoun County).
  • Drafted Master HOA documents and condominium documents for a 250-unit residential project (Prince William County).
  • Negotiated complex storm water agreements with local jurisdiction and off-site owner (City of Alexandria).
  • Assisted in rezoning negotiations for conditions involving easements (Arlington County).
  • Negotiated sale of terminated condominium development (City of Fredericksburg).

Professional Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated Lawyer in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell (highest rating)
  • Voted among the Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine

Publications and Presentations

  • Arlington County Bar Association CLE Seminar: “Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Condominiums.”
  • CLE Seminar: “Development Agreements, Easements and CC&Rs.”
  • CLE Seminar: “Subdivision Law in Virginia.”
  • Leadership Center for Excellence – Arlington, Presenter

Community Involvement

  • Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Power Lunch Reading Mentor – Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC).  EW!DC is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting children’s literacy and a love of learning through shared reading experiences.
  • Partnership for Affordable Housing, Chair, Board of Directors
  • Walter T. McCarthy Law Library, Board of Directors (Former Chair)
  • Arlington Soccer Association, Club Manager and Coach

Practice Areas

Real Estate Transactions

Commercial Business Transactions


George Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1985

University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1978

Professional Membership

Virginia State Bar Association

Arlington County Bar Association

Northern Virginia Building Industry Association

Admitted to Practice in:


U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

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