Cramer & Anderson Partner Mitchell J. Melnick has won an Unsung Heroes award from the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Attorney Melnick, leader of Cramer & Anderson LLP’s Corporate and Business Department, is being honored for his behind-the-scenes work on the December 2021 acquisition of client Morse Watchmans and other major business and corporate transactions.
In all, 80-plus winners from more than 45 firms and organizations across the state are recognized this year. Awards will be presented at the annual dinner May 11 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville.
The nomination for Attorney Melnick said, in part:
Attorney Mitchell J. Melnick … spent much of 2021 and the holiday season arriving early, staying late, and working alone on weekends in the firm’s flagship office in New Milford.
His tireless effort culminated in the successful closing of a number of large transactions toward the end of the year, including the widely reported sales of fire alarm and low voltage solution provider, TEC Control Systems to AI Fire, and leading key control system provider, Morse Watchmans, to TouchPoint.
Attorney Melnick has been a Partner of Cramer & Anderson, a 23-attorney firm with offices located in Litchfield and northern Fairfield counties, for 25 years. During that time, he has worked on some of the largest business transactions to occur in that service area, including the sale of Gar Electroforming to AlphaCoin, the acquisition of New Milford Hospital by Danbury Hospital, the merger of the New Milford Visiting Nurse Association with the VNAs of Bethel and Ridgefield, and the sale of Quality Food Oils to the American affiliate of Associated British Foods.
Attorney Melnick often works on major business and corporate transactions with much larger firms, earning praise from clients, opposing counsel, and corporate and community leaders, although his work typically remains confidential like most of the deals he helps to facilitate. …
In addition to representing for-profit businesses, Attorney Melnick has formed many of the high-profile non-profit foundations and organizations in Litchfield and northern Fairfield counties and obtained for them exemptions from taxation from the Internal Revenue Service. Moreover, he serves on the Board of many of those organizations. He is also in charge of the financial operations of Cramer & Anderson, serves as its senior executive officer, and has guided the firm and many of its clients through the unprecedented issues presented by the current healthcare crisis which began in March of 2020. …
In previous Connecticut Law Tribune awards, Partners Jennifer Collins and Kent Mancini won Distinguished Leaders awards in 2021, and Municipal Law Partner Dan Casagrande was a finalist for the Game Changers award.
Other previous CLT awards include:
- New Leaders in the Law award for Immigration Law Partner Lisa Rivas
- Distinguished Leaders award for Partner John Tower
- Distinguished Leaders award for Partner Chris Sochacki
- Best Mentors award for Partner Randy DiBella
- Giant Slayer award for Partner Dan Casagrande
- Lifetime Achievement Award for the late Henry B. “Hank” Anderson, Cramer & Anderson Founding Partner
In addition to the Connecticut Law Tribune awards, Attorney Casagrande won a 2019 Marvin J. Glink Private Practice Local Government Lawyer of the Year from the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA).
Partner Neal White has been named Best Estate Planning Lawyer for four consecutive years in the Waterbury Republican newspaper’s Reader’s Choice Awards, and Attorney Sochacki was named Best Personal Injury Lawyer for three consecutive years.
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.