Eric D. Bernheim

Top rated Real Estate attorney in Westport, Connecticut

Eric D. Bernheim

Practice Areas: Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 2004

Education: Roger Williams University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018


315 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06880 Visit website


Attorney Eric D. Bernheim is a partner with FLB Law, PLLC, in Westport, Connecticut. A top-rate trial and transactional attorney with more than 17 years of total legal experience, Mr. Bernheim provides exceptional and highly effective counsel to a diverse range of clients across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Real estate law and land use

·       Corporate and business transactions

·       Litigation and dispute resolution

As an attorney, Mr. Bernheim regularly works with a broad range of real estate professionals including landlords, developers and others, as well as tenants and property owners. He has become a recognized authority on his area's land use zoning requirements, and has assisted local businesses, hospitality groups, municipalities, developers and others with their complex zoning and land use matters.

Known for his remarkable problem-solving abilities, Mr. Bernheim has achieved remarkable success helping his clients obtain their goals and the positive results they seek efficiently and cost-effectively, and he has handled a variety of issues in state and federal courts across his region. He also once served as Special Counsel for the City of Norwalk, and he has represented a number of high-profile, large-scale entities, such as shopping malls, car dealerships, municipal entities and more.

In honor of his outstanding professionalism and superior client service, Mr. Bernheim has earned a Distriguished peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as a Top 40 Under 40 ranking from Fairfield County Business Journal. He has also received designation as among the New Leaders in Law from Connecticut Law Tribune, and he has received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

A 2001 graduate of Ithica College, Mr. Bernheim obtained his Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2004. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and he is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association, where he has served as co-chair of the organization's Planning and Zoning Section. He also serves on the board of directors of MoCA Westport as well as on the advisory board for The Norwalk Art Space.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Real Estate: Business, Land Use/Zoning, Real Estate: Consumer

Focus areas

Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance

  • 40% Real Estate: Business
  • 50% Land Use/Zoning
  • 10% Real Estate: Consumer

First Admitted: 2004, Connecticut

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Connecticut
  • District of Connecticut
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, 2004
  • Connecticut Bar Association’s Planning & Zoning Section, Co-chair, 2021
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Founded Fairfield County’s Real Estate Outlook's annual event.
  • Real Estate Roundup Podcaset: Five-part series on real estate in Fairfield County. , 2022
  • Appointed as Special Counsel to the City of Norwalk, CT for its largest redevelopment project in the city’s history
  • Founded Law Firm FLB Law in Westport, CT.
Educational Background:
  • Ithaca College, BS, 2001
  • Distinguished Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2021
  • New Leaders in the Law, CT Law Tribune
  • 40 under 40, Fairfield County Business Journal
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2021
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • MoCA Westport – Board of Directors, 2021
  • Advisory Board for the Norwalk Art Space, 2021
Representative Clients:
  • Barcelona Wine Bar, 2021
  • Sixty Vines, 2021
  • Hawkers Asian Street Food, 2021
  • Bartaco, 2021
  • Northside Development, 2021
  • Fairfield County Bank, 2021
  • Norm Bloom & Son, LLC – Copp’s Island Oysters, 2021
  • Maplewood Senior Living, 2021
  • Approval of Garavel Subaru Dealership in Norwalk, CT, 2021
Industry Groups:
  • Municipal And Developer Land Use Matters
  • Residential Closings
  • Restaurant Leases

Office location for Eric D. Bernheim

315 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06880

Phone: 203-635-2200


3 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018

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