Charles J. Willinger, Jr.


Willinger, Willinger & Bucci, P.C.
1000 Bridgeport Avenue
Suite 501
Shelton, CT 06484

Tel: 203-366-3939


Charles J. Willinger, Jr. (Chuck), is the founding partner of Willinger, Willinger & Bucci. Working together with his boyhood friend and partner Tom Bucci and Chuck’s wife and partner, Ann Marie, he has become one of the premiere faces of commercial real estate transactions, business law and commercial litigation and land use attorneys in Fairfield County.

The reason for his success is simple. Chuck has an unerring ability to cut through red tape, color outside of the lines and go that very important extra mile for his clients. He does not take no for an answer. He does not see problems; he sees challenges and seeks solutions to those challenges. There is no better advocate.

Chuck has been involved as counsel in too many regional developments to list. One of his outstanding qualities, however, is that each and every client, whether one listed on the New York Stock Exchange or a mom and pop local business, will receive equally attentive, respectful and responsive representation from Chuck. It is his hallmark. He cares about his clients. His single motivation is to achieve his clients’ goals.

Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Chuck graduated from Fairfield University and the University of Miami, School of Law, putting himself through both by working construction and ironwork jobs during the day and performing inhalation therapy on hospital patients at night. Chuck is admitted to practice before the Connecticut and Florida state courts and before the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He also sits on the Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association and is a member of the Greater Bridgeport, Connecticut, Florida and American Bar Associations.

  • Fairfield University
  • University of Miami School of Law
Bar Admissions
  • States of Connecticut
  • State of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, the District of Connecticut
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Willinger, Willinger & Bucci, P.C. is one of the highest rated, full-service real estate firms in the state of Connecticut. Our focus is to make sure you experience an expedient real estate transaction and a stress-free transition into your new home or commercial property.

Our experience in real estate transactions is extensive. We have successfully represented thousands of individual and business clients in residential and commercial real estate transactions, commercial leasing, and condominium declarations. We possess the skills and resources to address any real estate matter.

We negotiate and document the sale, purchase, and lease of:

  • Residential properties
  • Commercial properties
  • Vacant land
  • Office space
  • Retail property
  • Industrial property

Our comprehensive real estate services include:

  • Contract preparation and formation
  • Deed and mortgage preparation
  • Lease agreements
  • Title searches
  • Environmental and government regulatory compliance
  • Government land use and zoning approvals

With more than four decades of real estate experience, we understand every available financing option and counsel clients on the optimal solution for their needs. We assist clients with:

  • Permanent loans
  • Short term loans
  • Investor Financing

When disputes arise over real estate transactions, clients rely on our proven litigation skills to protect their interests.

Willinger, Willinger & Bucci, P.C. is one of Connecticut’s most experienced and respected land use and zoning law firms. For over five decades, we have expertly represented local, regional and national developers of commercial, residential, multi-use, and industrial projects in all aspects of the development process.

Our extensive list of successful projects includes some of the largest real estate developments and private and municipal redevelopments in New Haven and Fairfield counties.

Our experience in land use and zoning matters includes an emphasis on assessing the optimal development format and completing the permitting and approval process smoothly and expeditiously. Our land use representation includes assistance and guidance with:

  • Land use planning
  • Municipal and private redevelopment
  • Obtaining municipal, state and federal government approvals
  • Environmental law permits and approvals
  • Wetlands, coastal and historic site approvals
  • Procuring land use and zoning permits and approvals

We regularly appear on behalf of clients before Fairfield and New Haven County municipal land use agencies. When appropriate, we appeal adverse rulings to the appropriate Connecticut courts.

As Connecticut continues to experience growth and redevelopment, we will remain valued partners with our clients in achieving their development goals. Foremost, we will strive to provide you with high-calibre service and commitment to excellence.

Willinger, Willinger and Bucci P.C. is a full-service law firm representing individual and business clients in Fairfield and New Haven counties and throughout Connecticut. We believe in quality service and unwavering advocacy for our clients to achieve the results they deserve.

When Chuck Willinger and Tom Bucci, childhood friends, partnered in 1990 to form what would now be Willinger, Willinger, & Bucci, P.C., they did so with the vision of establishing a truly unique law firm, a firm committed to holding nothing higher than protecting its clients and attending to their legal needs.

We are listed in the Martindale-Hubbell 2020 Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, an achievement reserved for the top 5% of firms who receive the coveted AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell. As the highest obtainable rating, the AV denotes preeminent legal ability and highest ethical standards.

We pride ourselves on giving our clients the very best in representation, while alleviating the burden of such legal matters. Our client’s fight will always be our fight, a fight we intend to win.

When a client walks in our office with a problem, we make sure that their problem becomes our problem. We fight for them. There’s no higher calling for a lawyer than to be a champion for his client
Charles J. Willinger, Jr.