About Our Company

Our firm is built on the core belief that the client comes first. We are dedicated to providing outstanding client service, with reasonable rate structures. We handle matters aggressively and honestly from start to finish. We believe in the collaborative approach in all matters and seek to involve our clients every step of the way.

Our firm is committed to providing affordable and quality legal services to our clients, thus, our fee structure is flexible, depending on the complexity of the matter. We are committed to meeting the needs of our clients and staying true to the values on which our firm was founded.  Excellence is the key to our success and our clients feel secure in knowing that they are our top priority.

Contact our office by phone 203-869-3085 or email to schedule a consultation with your legal questions.

Practice Areas

  • Representing buyers of real estate
  • Representing sellers of real estate
  • Representing owners in refinancing of mortgages
  • Negotiating and drafting easements and rights-of-way
  • Negotiating and drafting leases
  • Representing Condominium Boards
  • Representing Co-Operative Apartment Boards
  • Condominium Formation
  • Drafting of Wills
  • Drafting of Trusts
  • Drafting of Powers of Attorney
  • Drafting Advanced Directives (Living Wills)
  • Settlement of Estates
  • Probate Administration of Trusts
  • Conservatorships
  • Guardianships
  • Title 19 Planning
  • Title 19 Applications
  • Conservatorships
  • Preparation of Individual Tax Returns
  • Preparation of Fiduciary Tax Returns
  • Preparation of Estate Tax Returns
  • Preparation of Gift Tax Returns
  • Preparation of Small Business Tax Returns
  • Preparation of Non-Profit Organization Tax Returns
  • Formation of Non-Profit Organizations
  • Representing Non-Profit Boards
  • Establishing LLC’s in Connecticut

Why Choose Us

      • Firm has been operating in Greenwich since 1930
      • James B. Dougherty has over 30 years experience
      • Strong working relationship with local attorneys
      • Strong working relationship with town government and departments
      • Hands on, direct working relationship with clients
      • Ability to make house calls

What Client’s Say

Jim Dougherty has been my personal and business attorney for many years. He has represented my wife and me in real estate and estate planning matters. He has represented my business in buying and selling real estate, construction mortgages and easement issues. Jim has always been readily available and has handled all matters in an efficient and professional manner. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone needing a real estate or estate planning lawyer in Greenwich.
Jim Dougherty, of Dougherty Greenwich Legal LLC, is the consummate legal professional. His work product, knowledge and attention to detail is outstanding but what truly sets him apart is his commitment to putting his client’s needs first. The numerous clients I have sent to Jim over the past twenty plus years have all thanked me for the introduction, a true testament to the quality of the work and, more importantly, the quality of the man.
He is an excellent choice to assist you with your legal needs.
I am happy to give Jim Dougherty my wholehearted endorsement and recommend him to anyone needing a knowledgeable, thoughtful and wise attorney. Over the last 15 years I’ve sought his counsel and legal advice in numerous business matters, and while I may not have always been delighted with the options he laid out for me, I always came away from our meetings knowing he gave me the most sensible and best possible advice.

I was also pleased at his expert handling of the details involved in the purchase of our home, and the way he walked me through the options– and how to choose among them– when I came to him for estate planning. He has been a great help, and a great resource.

David Mickelson, Greenwich Research Inc.
I practiced corporate law in New York City for close to 60 years. In my retirement, since 2007, I have been volunteering to serve as a director and secretary of the 195-unit cooperative apartment complex where I live in Greenwich. During that time I have worked closely with James B. Dougherty, Esq., the attorney most used by the cooperative, and learned to appreciate his work and the quality of it. I can speak mainly of the many corporate law and real estate law matters that he has handled for us. He is a very intelligent person and a very good lawyer. What surprises both of us is how many and varied our legal matters for the cooperative tend to be.

He is well grounded in real estate law which is very important to a cooperative apartment complex operating in Greenwich, CT and he knows his way around Town Hall, especially in the Land Use arena. He is well versed on the Common Interest Ownership law, of Connecticut which governs condominiums and cooperatives. He is an accomplished corporate lawyer in every respect.

Two things about him that I especially admire are that a) he is a very quick study and gets his mind around complicated facts and figures very rapidly and successfully and (b) in speaking and drafting he can express what needs to be expressed with an amazing economy of words. He would likely be able to express what I have just written in many fewer words.

I know he represents both individuals and corporations and I would recommend him to any person or corporation who needs legal representation in most areas of the law, in Greenwich, Connecticut.

William H. Saltsman
As a real estate agent in town, I’m selective about the attorneys I work with and recommend to my clients. I instinctively recommend Jim as someone they can trust with the biggest transaction of their lives. And personally, I enjoy working with him because he is always responsive, quick and thorough
Tara Tedesco