Russell J. Blair


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Law School
    J.D. 1971
    with honors
  • Wesleyan University, Graduate
    M.A.L.S. 1999
  • University of Connecticut, Undergraduate
    B.S. 1968


  • Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Russell Blair, a partner in Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey’s Real Estate Services Group, has experience in issues relating to the acquisition, managing, leasing, financing and sale of real estate. He has represented lenders in all forms of secured and unsecured financing arrangements and has been involved in workouts, restructurings and bankruptcies. Russ has also represented utility companies in establishing cogeneration projects, public companies in various securities issues and most types of commercial transactions.

  • Represented developer in build-to-suit 15 year lease to international bank with rights of renewal, right to purchase and rights of first refusal
  • Represented developer in purchase of 18 acre site formerly used as a manufacturing site for residential, office and commercial use
  • Represented state non-profit agency leasing a renovated building for its exclusive occupancy

Community Involvement

  • United Way of Greater Waterbury
  • The Leavenworth Society
  • Trustee of Starr Fellowship Fund, for the benefit of the University of Connecticut School of Law


  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Waterbury Bar Association