Ira W. Bloom

Top rated land use & zoning attorney in Westport, Connecticut

Berchem Moses PC
Ira W. Bloom
Berchem Moses PC

Practice Areas: Land use & zoning, State, local & municipal

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1978

Education: University of Connecticut School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022

Berchem Moses PC

1221 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880 Phone: 203-571-1715 Email: Ira W. Bloom Visit website


Ira W. Bloom is a Senior Partner at Berchem Moses PC. He has practiced in the land use and municipal areas for many years. Mr. Bloom has been Town Attorney for Westport since 1998, Town Attorney for New Canaan since 2012, Town Counsel for Wilton since 2016, Weston Town Attorney since May 2018, and has served as counsel to Easton and Madison for several years. He has also represented other municipalities, along with numerous applicants and neighborhood associations throughout the state.

Mr. Bloom is a member and former President of the Connecticut Bar Association Planning and Zoning Executive Committee. He is also a former member of the Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys (CAMA), a member of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planners Association (CCAPA), and a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation.  Mr. Bloom is currently a member of the Connecticut Bar Association House of Delegates.

Mr. Bloom has written a number of articles for the Connecticut Lawyer, including an article on the new administrative practice book rules in the March, 2012 issue and an article on Piquet v. Town of Chester, et al., in the October/November, 2012 issue.  A frequent speaker at CBA and CAMA seminars, Mr. Bloom has also been a past speaker at events and seminars sponsored by the Fairfield County Bar Association and the Southwest Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA).

Mr. Bloom is a member of the International Municipal Lawyers Association and regularly attends their national meetings. He also served as Chairman of the Westport Board of Education for two years, serving on that board for a total of eight years.

Mr. Bloom obtained an AV® PreeminentTM rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. AV® PreeminentTM is the highest rating given in the peer review process conducted by Martindale-Hubbell and attests to an attorney's high ethical standards and legal ability. The basis of this rating is explained at  He has also been named by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Lawyers in America" in 2023 for Land Use & Zoning Law.

First Admitted: 1978, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:

  • Highest designation, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory AV® Preeminent™
Educational Background:
  • Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts B.A. Honors: Phi Beta Kappa Major: Government
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chair, Connecticut Bar Association Planning & Zoning Section., 2009
  • Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation, James W Cooper Fellow
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Seminar entitled “Connecticut Land Use Law for Municipal Land Use Agencies, Boards, and Commissions”, Speaker, “Affordable Housing—The Municipal Perspective”, Connecticut Bar Association Planning and Zoning Section , 2019
  • Speaker at March 12, 2011 Conn Bar Association Planning & Zoning Section seminar on land use law for municipal board members and staff members, held at Wesleyan University., Speaker, Connecticut Bar Association Planning & Zoning Section, Municipal Land Use Board Members And Staff Members

Office location for Ira W. Bloom

1221 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022

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