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July 25, 2014 - Alfred E. Smith, Jr. Appointed as Avon Town Attorney

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New Haven, CT (July 25, 2014)… On July 10, 2014, the Town of Avon unanimously appointed Murtha Cullina Partner Alfred E. Smith, Jr. as Town Attorney.

Mr. Smith succeeds Murtha Cullina Partner Dwight Johnson who has served as Avon’s primary legal counsel since 1997. Mr. Smith will continue Mr. Johnson’s tradition of providing Avon and its officials with high-quality, practical legal advice in virtually all areas of municipal law, including governance, land use, Freedom of Information Act, procurement and real estate.

Mr. Smith currently chair’s the firm’s Regulatory Department and is co-chair of the Municipal Practice Group. He has also been a member of the firm’s Environmental Practice Group since 1986. Additionally, he was the Managing Partner of Murtha Cullina from 2003 through 2008.  

The Municipal Law Practice Group of Murtha Cullina LLP includes attorneys with experience that extend to nearly every type of legal service required by a municipality. At present, the firm serves as special counsel and/or town attorney to approximately 40 municipalities in Connecticut. The firm also serves as general counsel or town attorney for six Connecticut municipalities. Murtha Cullina is special counsel to over 30 municipalities (in the areas of land use, environmental law, economic development, water and sewer matters, litigation, legislative, renewable energy, and labor and employment law). In addition, the firm serves as general counsel to the Connecticut Association of Water Pollution Control Authorities (CAWPCA) and the Renewable Energy & Efficiency Business Association (REEBA), and special counsel to the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM).

About Murtha Cullina LLP

With more than 100 attorneys in six offices throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, Murtha Cullina LLP offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional and national needs of our clients. Our practice encompasses litigation, regulatory and transactional representation of businesses, governmental units, non-profit organizations and individuals. Core practice areas include litigation, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, energy, health care, trusts and estates, affordable housing, real estate, land use and retail and hospitality. 

Murtha Cullina is the exclusive member firm in Connecticut for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide; and the exclusive Connecticut member firm of State Law Resources, an international network of independent law firms. 

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