Attorney Josh Weinshank, leader of Cramer & Anderson’s Fairfield County Trust and Estate Planning and Administration Group, has won a prestigious 40 Under 40 award from the Fairfield County Business Journal.
The award, honoring a “dynamic industry leader who is part of the county’s business growth,” was announced May 15.
The 40 Under 40 Awards cocktail reception and awards ceremony takes place June 11 at LaKota Oaks in Norwalk. Winners won’t be giving speeches but simply taking the stage to offer three words that best describe themselves.
“It’s such an honor to be chosen as an industry leader in Fairfield County, where Cramer & Anderson is growing tremendously, especially with the opening in 2017 of our office in Ridgefield,” said Attorney Weinshank.
He learned of the 40 Under 40 honor via an email that said in part, “You and 39 other outstanding executives chosen by a panel of judges have been singled out based on your creativity, hard work and dedication to changing the face of our communities.”
Attorney Weinshank’s primary practice areas are Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, and Elder Law.
Though he’s the youngest member of Cramer & Anderson’s highly experienced Trust and Estate Planning team, Attorney Weinshank was chosen to guide the firm’s strategic growth in Fairfield County, in part by launching the firm’s sixth office, where he is the Resident Partner.
Within the space of a year, Attorney Weinshank became the firm’s youngest Partner, guided the opening of the new office in Ridgefield, established or enhanced multiple community service leadership roles, and won two significant statewide honors.
Attorney Weinshank, who lives in Ridgefield with his wife, Steffani, and two young daughters, engages in community involvement locally and regionally with a focus on providing key leadership to entities with a mission of helping others and improving communities.
Several of his community involvement roles come under the umbrella of the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN). This past winter, Attorney Weinshank was named the new Vice Chair of WCHN’s Legacy Society, which recognizes donors who include WCHN or its Hospitals in estate plans through wills, trusts, annuities or other charitable giving vehicles.
He was also recently named to the Patient Advisory Council, adding to a list of WCHN roles that includes membership on the Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital Foundation Associate Board of Directors.
“Supporting your local hospital is one of the most important endeavors to better our community,” Attorney Weinshank said in a hospital newsletter, noting how thriving hospitals build a strong sense of community, create employment opportunities, and make towns and cities in a hospital’s service area more appealing to individuals, families, and corporations.
In Ridgefield, Attorney Weinshank is a member of the Finance Committee of the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, and has served on the Board of the Ridgefield Playhouse, as well as its Finance Committee.
In 2016 and 2017, Attorney Weinshank was a member, and also co-Chair, of the Planned Giving Committee formed by Ability Beyond, the pioneering Bethel-based organization that “helps thousands of people with physical and mental disabilities discover their abilities and become a part of their communities.”
Additionally, Attorney Weinshank is Managing Director of The Stevek Foundation, Inc., which assists financially needy skiers, and while he was in law school, Attorney Weinshank cycled across the country to raise money for Lea’s Foundation for Leukemia Research, Inc.
Based in western Connecticut, Cramer & Anderson has a hometown sensibility, a strong regional presence, and a worldly outlook in Practice Areas extending from Personal Injury to Real Estate, Estate Planning, Divorce & Family Law, and much more. In addition to a flagship office on the Green in New Milford, the firm has offices in Danbury, Litchfield, Kent, Washington Depot, and Ridgefield, serving Fairfield County. For more information, see the website at crameranderson.com or call the New Milford office at (860) 355-2631.