The Benincasa Group

Meet Carl Benincasa

Carl Benincasa has an incredible range of legal experience and knowledge. Over the course of his career 

he has served as a criminal prosecutor in New York City; handled hundreds of site plan, subdivision and other land use applications as the principal attorney for the Southampton Town Planning Board; and oversaw Billions is sales volume as the Hamptons' Regional Vice President for one of the Nation's largest real estate firms. 

He has spent his career guiding clients, governments, developers and large corporations through incredibly 

complex legal matters. Carl received a B.A. from The George Washington University, a Master’s degree from 

The School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law. 

A Hampton’s native, Carl started The Benincasa Group to bring his experience to bear on the place he loves most. 


Practice Areas

Real Estate

  Over his career, Carl has been involved in 

some of the largest real estate transactions on 

the east end. Through this experience, he helps 

his clients expertly navigate the complex and 

unique world of Hampton's real estate

Land Use

  Having guided the Southampton Town Planning Board through their largest and most complicated applications as their full-time attorney, Carl has a unique and valuable perspective on what it takes to get a project from concept to completion.


  Carl 's knowledge and expertise on local zoning matters has made him a trusted source brokers,  attorneys and developers turn to for representation and guidance on their projects. Whether dealing with a variance, wetland application or building department determination, our attorneys have presented before or represented nearly every Zoning Board on the South Fork.

Rental Permits and Leasing

  Whether it is a rental permit, summer rental, year-round lease, or commercial space, Carl has represented parties on all sides of lease deals throughout the Hampton's. With a finger on the pulse of the market and savvy that only comes from his unique combination of legal, government, and real estate experience, Carl is widely-recognized as a deal maker that makes sure his clients assets are maximized and protected.


  A seasoned negotiator with experience leading a business of more than 500 employees and independent contractors, Carl has vast experience negotiating all types of deals including contracts, business formations, shareholder agreements, private investments and partnerships.

Justice Court and Traffic

  As a former trial prosecutor in the Bronx District Attorney’s office and active member of the local Justice Court defense bar, Carl represents clients with criminal charges, DWI/DUI matters and traffic tickets in the East End Justice Courts.