Attorney Casagrande on Danbury Mayor-Elect’s Transition Team

Cramer & Anderson Municipal Law Partner Dan Casagrande has been named to Danbury Mayor-elect Roberto Alves' transition team
Attorney Dan Casagrande

Danbury Mayor-elect Roberto Alves has named Cramer & Anderson Municipal Law Partner Dan Casagrande to his transition team.

Mayor-elect Alves, a Democrat, defeated Republican Mayor Dean Esposito in the Nov. 7 election. He takes office Dec 1.

“I’m honored to be appointed to the transition team,” said Attorney Casagrande, who has served as outside Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Danbury since 1990.

“We have worked for both Democratic and Republican administrations and we’re honored to have had the City’s trust and confidence over all these years,” Attorney Casagrande added of Cramer & Anderson’s representation of Danbury.

Danbury Mayor-elect Roberto Alves has named Cramer & Anderson Municipal Law Partner Dan Casagrande to his transition team.
Danbury Mayor-elect Roberto Alves and his wife, Robyn Wicks Alves, in a photo from his Facebook page.

“Dan is a highly experienced attorney with an immense knowledge base in municipal law and local government, as well as a trusted advocate who has represented the best interests of the City of Danbury for decades,” Mayor-elect Alves said. “I’m glad to have his expertise on my transition team and I look forward to working with Dan as my team and I prepare to take office and beyond.”

Attorney Casagrande noted that the transition team has bi-partisan representation, including, for example, Co-Chair David Cappiello, a Republican who served two terms in the Connecticut House of Representatives and five terms in the State Senate.

“Mayor-elect Alves’ goal is to be transparent and surround himself with the best people in the room,” Attorney Casagrande said.

The transition team also includes:

  • David Arconti (Transition Co-Chair), Vice President, State Government Relations Avangrid Networks, Inc.
  • David Cappiello (Transition Co-Chair), President, Capitol Hill Group, Government Relations Firm
  • Isabel Almeida, President and CEO, United Way of Coastal and Western Connecticut
  • Taylor O’Brien, Media Relations Manager, Connect2 Communications, Formerly Public Relations, City of Danbury

Mayor-elect Alves said in a news release that the transition team will focus on the city’s finances and fiscal health, promoting government transparency, assessing city projects and infrastructure, and addressing educational matters – in order to “hit the ground running.”

About Attorney Casagrande

Attorney Casagrande was recently named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list for a second consecutive year in the State, Local & Municipal category. Super Lawyers designation is reserved for outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

That honor follows a Distinguished Leaders Award given to Attorney Casagrande this past summer as part of the New England Legal Awards for his string of notable positive outcomes in 2022.

Also earlier this year, Attorney Casagrande was awarded AV Preeminent status from Martindale-Hubbell, an honor based on peer reviews that signifies the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.

In addition to his longstanding role with the City of Danbury, Attorney Casagrande has served multiple-year engagements as Town Attorney for New Milford and New Fairfield, and he has been retained for special counsel assignments on behalf of Ridgefield, Middlebury, Southbury, New Milford, Waterford, Cheshire, Bethany, Beacon Falls, and the City of Waterbury.

Attorney Casagrande’s practice also focuses on Planning & Zoning Land Use and Land Use & Environmental Law. See his profile page to learn more.

Attorney Casagrande may be reached by phone at 203-744-1234 or by email at

About Cramer & Anderson

Cramer & Anderson provides sophisticated legal services, close to home, with regional offices in New Milford, Washington Depot, Kent, Litchfield, Danbury, and Ridgefield. For more information, see the firm’s website or call the flagship office in New Milford at (860) 355-2631.


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