STAMFORD, Conn. – In the past 100 years, Stamford has gone from a manufacturing community to the homes of many of the nation’s largest corporations. One law firm has remained constant in this time, and that is why Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has declared November 9, “Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky Day.”
This year, iconic Stamford-based law firm of Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky LLP celebrates its centennial anniversary. Malloy issued an official proclamation in honor of this milestone. Stamford Mayor David R. Martin honored the firm with a proclamation as well.
Abraham Wofsey, a Russian immigrant, opened a solo practice in Stamford in 1915 after graduating from New York University School of Law. His skills as a lawyer and political acumen led to his appointment as the first Jewish judge in lower Fairfield County. When Wofsey first opened his office in 1915, the population in Stamford was roughly 35,000. Today, it is more than 120,000.
“A great deal has changed in Stamford since our firm was founded,” said Atty. Marshall Goldberg, one of the longest-serving lawyers at the firm.
From 1922 onward, the firm underwent a number of transitions and partnerships until in 1952 it was solidified as Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky, the name by which it has since been known.
The firm focuses on many fields of law, including litigation, corporate and transactional law, employment law, real estate and land use, personal injury, medical malpractice, family law, landlord-tenant law, and wills, trusts and probate. Its attorneys also support a wide array of charitable, non-profit, religious and civic organizations, including United Way of Western Connecticut, the Ferguson Library, the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, American Civil Liberties Union, Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Stamford Public Education Foundation, Children’s Rights, Darien Commission on Aging, Jewish Family Service, Stamford Little League, Stamford Jewish Community Center, and many others.
“One thing we are very proud of is our commitment to giving back to the community. I know that Abraham Wofsey would have been gratified to know that his successors have continued to build on his foundation of faithful service to the client and dedication to the greater community,” Goldberg added.
Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky is based in Stamford with an ancillary office in New Canaan.