The Board of Selectmen for the Town of Old Lyme has selected Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law in New London, CT, as Town Attorney for a two year term. Attorney John A. Collins, III, a thirty year Old Lyme resident, was sworn in on behalf of the firm on August 9th. Suisman Shapiro's core municipal team - Michael Carey, Eric Callahan and Eileen Duggan - assisted by other attorneys in the firm as needed, will provide legal advice and counsel to the Town on a variety of matters pertaining to municipal government operations including: review of proposed ordinances and regulations; review and interpretation of local, state and federal laws; review of significant Town contracts; land acquisition; representation in claims against and by the Town; and other matters as directed by the First Selectman, Bonnie Reemsnyder.
Suisman Shapiro's municipal attorneys bring a broad range of experience to the Town of Old Lyme, as they currently serve either as Town Attorney, Land Use Counsel and/or Labor and Employment Counsel for the Towns of Groton and Montville, as well as several other local communities including Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Griswold, Lyme, Norwich, North Stonington, Sprague, Voluntown, Waterford and Windham. Complementary to the firm's vast municipal law experience, the firm's roster of attorneys includes several Old Lyme residents in addition to Attorney Collins, namely James Berryman, Kristi Kelly and Roger Scully. These Suisman Shapiro attorneys understand the unique features of the community and are committed to its growth and success.