William (“Billy”) Cannon is a Department Chair and a member of Offit Kurman's Landlord Representation Practice Group.
As Department Chair, Billy is responsible for day-to-day management of four different practice groups consisting of over seventy-five lawyers located across the entire Offit Kurman platform. Department Chairs work through the Office of Managing Principal and focus on practice group management and performance, timekeeper performance and morale, cross referrals, quality assurance/quality control, marketing and organic growth.
In his legal practice, Billy represents property owners and property management companies in litigation, mediations, administrative agency hearings and leasing, with a special emphasis on Fair Housing compliance and defense of Fair Housing and discrimination complaints. Billy routinely provides Fair Housing training and frequently presents and writes on topics related to property management, Fair Housing and affordable housing management. Billy has been certified in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) compliance and represents many LIHTC properties and other affordable housing providers. He additionally represents sellers and purchasers in both residential and commercial transactions and litigation, including handling matters related to the District of Columbia Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA).
Billy serves as General Counsel for Property Management Association. He also sits on the boards for Special Love, a non-profit that provides cancer families a community of support, and the Willie Strong Foundation, a non-profit which raises funds to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer.
Prior to attending law school, Billy taught English at his alma mater, Gonzaga College High School, from 2001-2008. After law school, Mr. Cannon served as a law clerk to the Honorable William P. Greene, Jr., chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.