David A. Baram, Managing Member of Baram, Tapper & Gans, LLC, has many years of municipal experience, having served as Mayor of Bloomfield (1983-1989), Chairman of the Capitol Region Council of Governments (1987-1989), President of the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce (1997-1998) and Chairman of the Bloomfield Center Fire District Board of Commissioners (2006 – ).
David’s years in government service have enabled him to develop a high level of experience in the areas of municipal law, land use and zoning, administrative hearings and appeals, and zoning litigation. His familiarity with the business community provides David with unique insight in his practice of business, commercial and real estate transactions, formation of businesses and not for profit entities, and employment law.
Business clients seek his advice in overcoming town, state and federal regulatory obstacles as well as negotiating contracts, loans and commercial transactions. He is frequently called upon to review and draft employment contracts, personnel manuals, severance agreements, commercial documents, and to litigate or advise on issues of employment discrimination.
David currently serves as Chairman of the Bloomfield Democratic Town Committee and is Past President of the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut (JFACT). He is Vice President of JFACT Fund.
He is a board member and past chair of the membership committee of the Hartford Jewish Community Center. David is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation and is past chair of its Community Relations Council. He was a board member of the SummerWind Performing Arts Center in Windsor. David was President of the Connecticut Valley Region of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ).
He was also the Vice President of the Solomon Schecter Day School and chaired its $10 million Building Committee. He was a member of the State of Connecticut – Israel Exchange Commission. He is a past President of Beth Hillel Synagogue and Federation Homes, Inc. and was Chairman of Bloomfield’s Charter Revision Commission.
A long time community activist, David is known for his sensitivity to community and family issues. He provides legal representation and mediation to individuals in a variety of family matters. He uses his background, negotiating and courtroom skills to protect their rights in matters of child custody, support, alimony and property distribution. He draws on this knowledge to draft financial, separation and prenuptial agreements.
Some of David’s zoning matters include: a fueling facitlity for Stop & Shop, relocation of a CVS store, improvements to the First Cathedral Church, condominiums for Chase Enterprises, a Shell gas station convenience store, the Sperry’s Glen housing; development of a medical office building for CGR Medical Development LLC and a new fire station for the Blue Hills Fire District.
He received his B.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1975 and his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1978. He is a member of the American, Connecticut and Hartford County Bar Associations, as well as the Family Law and Employment Law Sections of the Connecticut Bar Association. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court.
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