Attorney / Founding Partner of O’Keeffe & McCann
Raised in Cornwall, New York, William graduated with high honors from Fordham University College of Business in 1990, where he was also commissioned an officer in the United States Army, graduating first in his class. William was appointed to the Military Intelligence Corps, and after his graduation from Fordham University School of Law in 1993, he was appointed to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he served in the Reserves at both the Staff Judge Advocate’s office of the 77th Army Reserve Command at Fort Totten, Queens, and at the 4th Judge Advocate General’s Detachment in the Bronx.
William is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, as well as the Federal United States District Courts of the Southern and Northern Districts of New York.
After graduating law school, William accepted a position as a legal associate practicing trial law at Frederick J. Murphy & Associates, and in just a few years, was elevated to named partner when the firm was changed to Murphy & O’Keeffe.
In 2001, William founded the law firm of O’Keeffe & McCann LLP with then law associate, Michael McCann, and focused on general legal practice with a concentration in Real Estate transactions. Since then, the firm has grown into one of the busiest real estate law firms in Orange County, with attorneys and staff unmatched in the industry.
In addition to practicing law, William is a Fine Art Photographer, recently favoring aging architectural and street photography subjects, showing his work in several galleries throughout the Hudson Valley. William enjoys hiking, kayaking and playing acoustic guitar (badly). William has served as Scout Master of a local Troop of the Boy Scouts of America.
William OKeeffe is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Orange County Arts Council, Goshen Art League, Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Goshen Chamber of Commerce, Association of the United States Army, Boy Scouts of America Order of the Arrow.