With a long tradition of serving our neighbors, community involvement is at the cornerstone of Cramer & Anderson.

 

With offices in Litchfield & Fairfield Counties, the firm sponsors local arts and community events. Our attorneys are active members of municipal boards and commissions. Most of our attorneys have experience serving on the boards of local civic and charitable organizations. We take pride in serving our clients and providing public service to community, charitable, and civic organizations.

 

Tax Reduction & Asset Protection Zoom: Attorney Weinshank & Ridgefield Symphony

Cramer & Anderson Partner Josh Weinshank will present an Oct. 28 webinar on Zoom focusing on tax reduction, asset protection, and estate planning strategies. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is sponsored by the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra an …


CT Audubon Adds Cramer & Anderson Partner John D. Tower to Board

Cramer & Anderson Partner John D. Tower The Connecticut Audubon Society elected Cramer & Anderson Partner D. John Tower to its Board of Directors at an annual meeting held Oct. 15. Harshad Kuntey from Connecticut Audubon’s Glastonbury regional …


Cramer & Anderson SafeWalk Team Aids Danbury Women’s Center

Cramer & Anderson Partner Jennifer Collins is leading the firm’s effort to raise funds for the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury as part of this year’s virtual SafeWalk event in early October. Ending domestic violence is the mission of the women’s …


Attorney Hirschfield and New Milford Presenting COVID-19 Relief Event for Homeowners, Renters and Landlords

Cramer & Anderson Partner Jim Hirschfield and Karen Pollard, New Milford’s Director of Economic Development, will lead a live Google Meet discussion Sept. 3 about COVID-19 relief for landlords, homeowners, and renters in Connecticut. The 10 a.m. ev …


New Milford Students Win Hank Anderson Memorial Scholarships

New Milford High School graduating seniors Nicole Chodack and Dylan Leddy are the recipients of the first Henry “Hank” Anderson Memorial Scholarship. With Senior Scholarship Night and the Specialty Awards Ceremony cancelled by the coronavirus pandemic, …


Cramer & Anderson Led Donations Aid Kent in Difficult Times

Kent Social Services Director Leah Pullaro, left, and her assistant Debbie Christiansen with the Cramer & Anderson delivery from Davis IGA. Donations coordinated by Cramer & Anderson have provided $4,250 to assist the Kent Community Fund, Inc.  …


Gift Card Donation to Litchfield Ambulance & Social Services

The Litchfield Volunteer Ambulance headquarters. Cramer & Anderson’s Litchfield office has donated gift cards for meals from local restaurants to Litchfield Volunteer Ambulance (LVA) and the Town of Litchfield’s Social Services Department. In an ef …


Partner Lorry Schiesel Sewing Masks for Firm and to Donate

Attorney Lorry Schiesel is making coronavirus protection masks on her 1940’s Singer Featherweight sewing machine. Thanks to Attorney Dolores “Lorry” Schiesel, Resident Partner in the firm’s Kent office, Cramer & Anderson attorneys an …


Firm Donates $1,000 to Provide Meals for the Homeless at FISH

Cramer & Anderson has donated $1,000 to provide dinners for patrons of FISH NWCT, which operates the largest emergency homeless shelter in northwestern Connecticut. The donation is part of a Litchfield County Bar Association …


Delicious ‘Thank You’ for New Milford Ambulance First Responders

Cramer & Anderson is thanking New Milford Community Ambulance first responders for their heroic efforts on the front line of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic with lunches from Jo Jo’s Deli & Catering.  The firm donated $500 …


Our #DanburyStrong Meal Donation to Danbury Hospital EMS Personnel

Cramer & Anderson donated funds to purchase dinners April 27 for the EMTs and Paramedics in the Emergency Medical Services department at Danbury Hospital as a gesture of thanks, support, and gratitude for the frontline medical personnel a …


Robust Response for Henry “Hank” Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Cramer & Anderson Founding Partner Henry B. “Hank” Anderson in 2018. Nearly 40 New Milford High School seniors have applied for the inaugural Henry “Hank” Anderson Memorial Scholarship, created by Cramer & Anderson to honor the firm’s Founding …


New Milford End of Life Panel Discussion Features Cramer & Anderson

The event flier. Cramer & Anderson Partners Randy DiBella and Josh Weinshank are participating in an End of Life Expert Panel Discussion March 18 at the Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center in New Milfo …


Cramer & Anderson Creates Henry “Hank” Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Cramer & Anderson LLP has created the Henry “Hank” Anderson Memorial Scholarship in honor of the firm’s Founding Partner, who died in June 2019 at age 101. Cramer & Anderson Founding Partner Henry B. “Hank” Anderson in 2018. The New …


Nuvance Health Estate Planning Workshop Features Attorney Weinshank

Cramer & Anderson Partner Josh Weinshank will join Danbury Probate Court Judge Dianne Yamin in leading a Feb. 20 estate planning workshop for The Foundations at Nuvance Health, which will be open to the public.  The wo …


Cramer & Anderson, New Milford VNA Sponsor Networking Event

Cramer & Anderson joins New Milford VNA & Hospice and VNA Home Inc. in sponsoring the next Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce Business Scene on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Greca Mediterranean Kitchen + Bar in New Milford.Th …


Cramer & Anderson ‘Elves’ Aid New Milford Santa Fund

Cramer & Anderson’s 2019 New Milford Santa Fund gifts, before and after wrapping. The holidays will be merrier for two New Milford families thanks to the Santa Fund efforts of Cramer & Anderson attorneys and staff. This holiday season …


‘Nuts about the Nutcracker’ Benefits Special Olympics Ridgefield; Cramer & Anderson a Sponsor

Cramer & Anderson is a Gold Sponsor of the Dec. 14 performances of “Nuts about the Nutcracker” at East Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield. The 18th annual performances of a work inspired by the 1892 ballet with a score by Pyotr Tchaikovsky will be h …


RVNAhealth Highlights Cramer & Anderson in ‘Sponsor Spotlight’

RVNAhealth, the Medicare-certified home and community health care agency based in Ridgefield, highlights the support of Cramer & Anderson LLP in a new Sponsor Spotlight post on its website. “As 2019 winds down, we at RVNAhealth …


Comfort Pillows for Breast Cancer Patients: Attorney Collins’ Teen Group Joins With Ridgefield Woman’s Club

Ridgefield Woman’s Club members Joan Stefura and Karen Heidinger with the young women of the Lion’s Heart Class of 2020 Red Group. Cramer & Anderson Partner Jennifer Collins connected her Lion’s Heart teen service group with the …


Ridgefield Symphony Event: Attorney Weinshank on Estate Planning

Attorney Josh Weinshank, Resident Partner in Cramer & Anderson’s Ridgefield office and the firm’s Fairfield County Trust and Estate Planning and Administration Group Leader, is giving a special presentation Oct. 16 on tax efficient charitable givin …


Attorney Weinshank’s Danbury Hospital Support Extends to Doulas

Danbury Hospital’s Facebook post. Cramer & Anderson Partner Josh Weinshank and his wife, Steffani, are featured in a new Western Connecticut Health Network story about their positive experiences with the Doula Support Program at Danbury H …


New Milford Village Fair Days Giveaways at Cramer & Anderson

A scene from the Cramer & Anderson booth at the 2018 New Milford Village Fair Days. Village Fair Days, New Milford’s signature summer festival, marks its 52nd year on July 26 and 27 with an added treat. The town’s Fourth of July fire …


Danbury Ride of Silence Participation Honors David Burke

Cramer & Anderson attorneys and staff participated in the Danbury-Bethel Ride of Silence May 15 evening in honor of David Burke, a treasured Partner in the firm who died from his injuries after a tragic cycling accident in March 2016. Attorney Burk …


Attorney Weinshank Named Vice Chair of WCHN Legacy Society

Danbury Hospital in a photo from the hospital’s website. Attorney Josh Weinshank, leader of Cramer & Anderson’s Fairfield County Trust and Estate Planning and Administration Group, has been named the new Vice Chair of the Western Connecticut Health …


Cramer & Anderson Sponsors RVNA Spring Breakfast

The RVNA Spring Breakfast logo. Cramer & Anderson is once again a Silver Sponsor of the annual RVNA (Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association) spring breakfast, being held April 26 this year, from 7:30 to 9 a.m., at The Amber Room Colonnade in Da …


Attorney Collins on Panel for Danbury Autism Awareness Event

A screenshot of the event listing on the Danbury Library website. As part of “Light It Up Blue” day for autism awareness, being held April 2 at Danbury Library, Cramer & Anderson Partner Jennifer Collins will participate in a panel discussion follo …


Cramer & Anderson Sponsors Litchfield Dodgeball Tourney

The Litchfield Education Foundation logo. Cramer & Anderson has signed on as a “Go for the Gold!” sponsor of the 3rd Annual Retro Dodgeball Tournament to benefit the Litchfield Education Foundation (LEF), scheduled for Saturday, March 23, at L …


Attorney Casagrande Reappointed to Danbury Chamber Board

Attorney Daniel E. Casagrande was reappointed to the Board of Directors of the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce at the board’s annual meeting Nov. 2. Attorney Dan Casagrande “The Chamber is a dynamic organization working in myriad ways to sustain an …


Cramer & Anderson Sponsors SafeWalk in Fight to End Domestic Violence

Led by Attorney Abigail Miranda, a Women’s Center of Greater Danbury board member, Cramer & Anderson is both sponsoring and participating in the Center’s 11th annual SafeWalk at the Danbury Fair Mall Sept. 30. “The SafeWalk is our premier event to …


Cramer & Anderson Sponsors 2018 RVNA Autumn Dinner

Cramer & Anderson is a Silver Sponsor of the 2018 RVNA Autumn Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Silver Spring Country Club in Ridgefield. “The event will feature a farm to table dinner, craft beer, exciting auction items, and music by the Endee Brot …


Cramer & Anderson Teams With United Way to Outfit a Student

Cramer & Anderson has once again helped a student prepare for the upcoming school year through the United Way of Western Connecticut’s Back-To-School Program. Attorneys and staff donated a total of $355 this year, which purchased a backpack and sup …


Cramer & Anderson’s Village Fair Days Giveaways

The Kids Fun Run The 51st Annual Village Fair Days is coming to New Milford July 27 and 28, bringing live entertainment, Bingo, bouncy houses, a food court, the Kids Fun Run, a car show, and more than 100 vendor and community booths to the town Green. …


Cycling in the Danbury Ride of Silence to Honor David Burke

Cramer & Anderson attorneys and staff are participating for a third year in the Danbury Ride of Silence as a way of remembering and honoring the firm’s late Partner David P. Burke. This year’s ride is May 16. This year’s Danbury Ride of Silence pos …


How 4 Business Owners LEFT $100 Million on the Table!

Attorney Joshua Weinshank, the Trust and Estate Partner who opened the new Cramer & Anderson office in Ridgefield last fall, is a panelist for an April 25 discussion entitled “How 4 Business Owners LEFT $100 Million on the Table!” Attorney Josh Wei …


Cramer & Anderson Sponsors 2018 RVNA Health & Wellness Fair

Cramer & Anderson is a Silver Sponsor of the 2018 RVNA Health & Wellness Fair, being held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at East Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield. The firm will have a table at the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Associat …


Cramer & Anderson Sponsors Event Benefiting Alzheimer’s Association

Cramer & Anderson is a Gold Sponsor of the April 27 Ladies Night Out Spring Fling at Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center in New Milford. The community event benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. “We’re here to support the seniors i …


Attorney Collins Judges Mock Trial at Kingswood Oxford School

Cramer & Anderson Partner Jennifer Collins served as a judge Feb. 6 in a segment of the 2017-18 Middle School Mock Trial Competition held at Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, a private coeducational day school for students in grades 6 throu …


Cramer & Anderson Co-Hosts New Milford Business Scene

Cramer & Anderson joins New Milford VNA & Hospice and VNA Home Inc. in co-hosting the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce’s next Business Scene on Thursday, Jan. 18, at the 1st and 10 Sports Bar & Grill in New Milford. The informal netw …


Danbury, New Milford Hospitals Foundation Highlights Attorney Art Weinshank’s Support in Newsletter

Attorney Art Weinshank Attorney Arthur C. Weinshank, Senior Partner of Cramer & Anderson’s Estate, Trust, Elder Law and Probate Administration Department, is a prominent figure in the world of Connecticut philanthropy—acting as a choreographer fost …


Attorney Collins Nurtures Ridgefield Teen Service Group

Cramer & Anderson Partner Jennifer Collins is nurturing an initiative for teens in the Ridgefield area to give back to the community by leading a new group affiliated with the national organization called Lion’s Heart. Attorney Jennifer Collins Fou …


Ridgefield VNA Names Attorney Weinshank to Its Finance Committee

Cramer & Anderson Partner Joshua Weinshank, who just opened a new office in Ridgefield for western Connecticut’s largest regional law firm, has been named to the Finance Committee of the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association (RVNA). “It’s a really …


Attorney Weinshank Joins Ridgefield Playhouse Board

Cramer & Anderson Partner Joshua Weinshank has been named to the Board of The Ridgefield Playhouse, the landmark nonprofit cultural hub that presents a wide variety of national and local acts in a restored, Cass Gilbert Jr.-designed theater in Ridg …


Cycling Safety Signs Honoring Attorney David Burke Given to Town Where His Fatal Accident Occurred

At a Sept. 19 meeting, the Board of Selectmen in Morris accepted a donation of 10 roadside cycling safety signs from Cramer & Anderson, given as part of a multi-town initiative to remember and pay tribute to the firm’s late Partner David P. Burke. …


Attorney Rivas Aids Danbury Hispanic Center’s Backpack Drive

Cramer & Anderson Attorney Lisa Rivas, an Associate in the firm’s Danbury office who focuses on Immigration Law, participated in the Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury’s Backpack Drive on Friday, Aug. 25. Attorney Lisa Rivas at the Hispanic Center …


Join Us for New Milford Village Fair Days’ 50th Anniversary

New Milford’s signature summer festival, Village Fair Days, celebrates its 50th anniversary July 28 and 29, with festivities on the Village Green that include live entertainment, Bingo, bouncy houses, a food court and nearly 200 vendor and community bo …


Da Vinci Award Goes to Cramer & Anderson Legal Assistant

Jeremy Ruman, the legal assistant to Cramer & Anderson Partner Arthur C. Weinshank, has been honored by the Town of New Milford with a 2017 Leonardo Da Vinci Award. Given to individuals who exemplify the ideals of community service and the arts, th …


Attorney Miranda Joins Board of the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce

Cramer & Anderson Associate Abigail Miranda has been invited to join the Board of Directors of the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce. Attorney Abigail Miranda “We are happy to have Abigail join the Board of Directors of the Greater New Milfor …


Cramer & Anderson Sponsors New Milford Teddy Bear Festival

There’s a lot about President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt most of us have forgotten since high school history class. We know he liked to quote the proverb, “Walk softly and carry a big stick,” but may not recall he wasn’t elected to his first term but t …


Cramer & Anderson Sponsors New Milford School Walking Project

Kids don’t walk to school anymore. This evolutionary change from the standard practice in the 1950s, 60s and 70s is well documented and based on factors such as “stranger danger” and shifting housing trends. In recent years there has been push-back, an …


Attorney Weinshank Expands Advocacy for Ability Beyond

The Ability Beyond logo The idea of going the extra mile in a mission of enriching the lives of those who need a particular kind of assistance is encoded in the DNA and name of Ability Beyond. The Bethel-based organization is “dedicated to empowering e …


Pro Bono Award Given to Attorney Rivas at Law Day in Danbury

Attorney Lisa Rivas Cramer & Anderson Attorney Lisa Rivas, an Associate in the firm’s Danbury office who focuses on Immigration Law, received the Pro Bono Award during Law Day in events in Danbury May 5 for providing free legal assistance and teach …


Cycling Safety Signs Honor Law Firm Partner Who Died After Accident Near Bantam Lake in March 2016

David P. Burke, a Cramer & Anderson Partner, died in March 2016 after a cycling accident near Bantam Lake. A little more than a year after Cramer & Anderson Partner David P. Burke died as the result of a cycling accident near Bantam Lake, the l …


Attorney Weinshank to Discuss Charitable Planned Giving at Ridgefield VNA

Cramer & Anderson Partner Joshua Weinshank Attorney Joshua Weinshank, a Trust and Estate Partner with Cramer & Anderson LLP, will present a program on the benefits of charitable planned giving May 11 at the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association …


Attorney Taylor Steps Up for VFW Out of ‘Great Respect’

When his country needed him, Jim Delancy stepped up. VFW Post 1672 Commander Jim Delancy It was 1968 and the Tet Offensive by the North Vietnamese had weakened support for America’s involvement in Vietnam, but Delancy, Commander of Veterans of Foreign …


Attorney DiBella Joins New Milford VNA & Hospice Board

Cramer & Anderson Partner D. Randall DiBella has been named to the Board of Directors of New Milford VNA & Hospice, the nonprofit health care agency dedicated to providing quality home care, hospice and public health services to residents of Gr …


Attorney Weinshank Joins Danbury Hospital Foundation Board

Cramer & Anderson Partner Joshua A. Weinshank, whose primary Practice Areas include Estate Planning and Elder Law, was recently named to the Associate Board of the Danbury Hospital & New Milford Hospital Foundation. The Western Connecticut Heal …


A Breakfast to Battle Domestic and Sexual Violence

Attorney Abigail Miranda, recently named to the board of the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury, organized Cramer & Anderson’s participation in the 9th Annual “Hearts of Hope” Breakfast on Feb. 8 at the Fox Hill Inn in Brookfield. The annual event w …


Merwinsville Hotel Holiday Event Has Cramer & Anderson Connection

The historic Merwinsville Hotel in the Gaylordsville section of New Milford, a testament to the era when the railroads were king, presents the final weekend of its annual Christmas/holiday show Dec. 2, 3, and 4. A display in the holiday show at the Mer …


Cramer & Anderson Sponsors New Milford Sip & Stroll

Most Connecticut towns and cities dress up for the holidays with festive lights and other seasonal flourishes, but few are as charming as New Milford. The expansive town green, historic buildings and hometown shops combine to create a magical atmospher …


Cramer & Anderson Staff Participate in Sarah Noble School Walking Project

For the past month, a Cramer & Anderson attorney and a paralegal have been taking walks while on the job—as role models helping Sarah Noble Intermediate School (SNIS) provide students with an educational experience that stresses the importance of t …


Annual Great Housatonic Duck Race set for Memorial Day

“Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.” —Sir Michael Caine, actor In New Milford, ducks that are calm on the surface manage to be philanthropic heroes without paddling like the dickens underneath. Actuall …


Attorney Sochacki also helps community as EMT volunteer and paramedic

Attorney Sochacki is also a volunteer EMT and paramedic. Everybody’s heard the line from Shakespeare’s “Henry VI, Part 2” that says, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” Woven into those words is the suggestion that qualities inherent t …


Cramer & Anderson Attorneys to Participate in Greater Danbury Ride of Silence

Attorneys and staff from Cramer & Anderson plan to honor their late colleague David Burke by participating in the Greater Danbury Ride of Silence, being held May 18. Attorney Burke, a partner in the regional firm with five offices serving Western C …


Victoria Burke, Daughter of Attorney David Burke, featured in Sports Illustrated Story

Victoria Burke Photo Courtesy of U.S. Rowing David Burke was very proud of his daughter Victoria, and he would have been delighted by the Sports Illustrated story that looks at a particular challenge for Victoria on her journey to compete in the Olympi …


Cramer & Anderson Partner David Burke Remembered As ‘Phenomenal Person’ and ‘Incredibly Talented Lawyer’

David Burke Photo by Heidi Johnson “He just was a phenomenal person, and an incredibly talented lawyer,” Cramer & Anderson senior partner William C. Franklin said of his colleague David P. Burke, who died Tuesday, March 15, at Saint Mary’s Hospital …


Cramer & Anderson Partner D. Randall DiBella Receives New Milford Community Ambulance’s Highest Award

Randy DiBella with nominating committee member Ann Stone The New Milford Community Ambulance volunteers who provide emergency response services and help save lives—a challenge in Connecticut’s largest town with nearly 64 square miles—are true hometown …


Attorneys Weinshank & Miranda Attend Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce Event

Attorneys Joshua Weinshank and Abigail Miranda, two of Cramer & Anderson’s associates, participated in the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce’s 1st Annual Love Your Local Business Showcase, held Thursday, Feb. 11, at The Ridgefield Rec Center. As Chamb …


Kenneth Taylor Recognized as a Top Family Attorney in CT

Cramer and Anderson is pleased to report that Kenneth E. Taylor has been recognized by the American Institute of Family Lawyers as one of the Top 10 family attorneys in the State of Connecticut.  Attorney Taylor has been practicing family law for over …


Cramer & Anderson at New Milford’s Village Fair Days

Cramer & Anderson gears up for the 48th Annual Village Fair Days on the Town Green in New Milford. Stop by our tent during your visit to the Fair Days Friday July 24 and Saturday July 25, 2015. Our Philosophy We are committed to advancing our clien …