William A. Aniskovich

Of Counsel

“In January 2014, the Firm was appointed Town Counsel for the Town of Branford, Connecticut. At the Firm, I serve as a gate-keeper for all legal matters involving the Town, with the exception of Board of Education matters, for which the Town has separate counsel. I provide general advice and counsel to Town officials and Town departments on day-to-day matters as they arise, coordinate legal representation when the Town is involved, and review contracts, leases, and all proposed Town ordinances.”

Bill’s primary area of focus at the Firm is municipal law. Bill worked at Brenner, Saltzman & Wallman LLP first as a litigation associate in 1989. He re-joined the firm in an “Of Counsel” role in 2014. Bill served in the Connecticut State Senate from 1990–2004 and was appointed to the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education, where he served as a member from 2005 until 2010. In 1995, Bill became general counsel at Stonington Institute, in North Stonington, Connecticut. He was appointed Stonington’s Executive Director in 1997 and CEO in 2004, a position in which he continues to serve.

Bill graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review and editorial staff of the Journal of Law & Politics. Bill graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, from Catholic University in 1989 and has an M.A. in American Government from the University of Virginia.

  • Town of Branford v. Arrowood Insurance
  • NFW v. Branford (Tax Appeal)
  • Edmunds Retreat, Board of Trustees (2010-Present)
  • Branford College Fellow, Yale University (1997- Present)
  • Connecticut General Assembly-Commission on Enhancing Agency Outcomes, Member (2009-2010)
  • The Rectory School, Board of Trustees (2003-2004)
  • The Liberty Fund Conference, “Liberty and Responsibility in Shakespeare’s Historical Plays,” Participant (1998)
  • Center for Policy Alternatives, Washington, D.C., Eleanor Roosevelt Global Leadership Institute Fellow (2001)
  • Center for Policy Alternatives, Washington, D.C., Flemming Fellow (1999)
  • Council of State Governments, Eastern Region (2000–2004)
  • American Legislative Exchange Council (1992–2004)
  • National Council of State Governments (1994–2004)
  • Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, Integrated Service System (ISS) Planning Committee, Steering Committee (1997–2004)
  • Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center, Board of Directors (1998-2004)
  • Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Board of Directors (2002–2004)
  • State of Connecticut Transportation Strategy Board, Member (2000–2002)
  • Connecticut Birth-to-Three Interagency Coordinating Council, Member (1997–1999)
  • Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Community Healthcare, Inc., Branford, Board of Directors (1997–1999)
  • Member of the Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • Member of the Connecticut Bar Association
  • In Defense of the Framers’ Intent: Civic Virtue, The Bill of Rights and the Framers’ Science of Politics, Virginia Law Review (75 Va. L. Rev 1311 (1989))
  • Weekly Columnist, The Source Newspaper Publishing Co. (1999–2004)

Practice Areas

  University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.)
    – Law Review
  University of Virginia (M.A.)
    – American Government
  Catholic University (B.A.)
    – Phi Beta Kappa
    – summa cum laude

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