Attorney Matthew J. Sponheimer has joined Cramer & Anderson as a Trust & Estate Associate, working with Partner Joshua Weinshank in the firm’s Ridgefield office and focusing on Estate Planning, wills and trusts, Medicaid planning, and Elder Law issues.
Attorney Sponheimer is also experienced in the designation of health care agents, powers of attorney, HIPPA information release authorizations, and Probate Court filings, as well as issues related to taxation.
“We’re excited to have Attorney Sponheimer on board, especially as Cramer & Anderson continues to experience strong growth in our Trust & Estate practice, particular in southern Fairfield County,” said Attorney Weinshank, the Fairfield County Trust and Estate Planning and Administration Group Leader for the firm.
“I made the move to Cramer & Anderson because I wanted to focus in the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts, and Medicaid planning,” Attorney Sponheimer said. “The firm has a great reputation, and I’m looking forward to making a positive contribution in helping people, families, and business owners take care of their needs and assets in the most beneficial ways.”
A 2017 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law, he previously worked with his father, Attorney John P. Sponheimer, at Hoyle & Sponheimer, a general practice law firm based in Ansonia.
Attorney Sponheimer served as a legal intern with the law school’s Tax Clinic, where he provided supervised representation to low-income individuals who qualified for pro bono legal services, and worked to reconcile clients’ delinquent taxes with the Internal Revenue Service and Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.
“My time at UConn law school really taught me there are a lot of people who have legal issues who do not have the best access to services,” Attorney Sponheimer said.
“In areas like Medicaid planning, people need to take care of their medical issues and might not have the resources to do so.”
He also interned with the Workers’ Compensation Department of the Office of the Attorney General, composing and analyzing documents and briefs, corresponding with adjusters, attorneys, employers, and medical examiners, and working with Assistant Attorneys General at hearings with Workers’ Comp commissioners.
Attorney Sponheimer is engaged to his fiancé, Jessica. An avid sports fan, he grew up in a family devoted to football and played college football—like his father and brothers—at Amherst College. His father coached high school football for 49 years for Ansonia, winning 20 state championships (a state record).
Attorney Sponheimer may be reached by phone at (203) 403-4005, and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Ridgefield office is located at 38C Grove Street.
Attorney Weinshank may also be reached at (203) 403-4005, or by email at email@example.com.