BLOOMFIELD–David Baram, managing member of the Bloomfield law firm of Baram, Tapper & Gans LLC, announced that the firm will no longer be conducting business as an independent entity. The firm’s partners, Joseph Tapper and Jason Gans, have announced their retirements, and Baram will continue to practice law and will join the law firm of O’Malley, Deneen, Leary, Messina and Oswecki of Windsor.
A resident of Bloomfield, he will maintain a Bloomfield law office at One Regency Drive (Suite 310), and a second office at 20 Maple Avenue in Windsor, continuing his practice in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, wills and probate, zoning, commercial transactions, employment, personal injury, litigation and divorce law.
“Bringing these two law firms together and serving residents of both Windsor and Bloomfield, is an exciting opportunity that I look forward to with great enthusiasm” said Baram. “Practicing law in both Windsor and Bloomfield reminds me of my memorable service as state representative to both communities. It feels natural and I have a strong sense of commitment to both Bloomfield and Windsor.”
The law firm of Baram,Tapper & Gans LLC, was the result of several mergers. In 1988 the law firm of Clayman, Markowitz and Litman merged with Tapper, Farrelly & Gans, a general practice with a significant immigration law emphasis. In 1992 the law firm of Clayman, Markowitz & Tapper merged with Pinney & Baram, to become Clayman, Markowitz, Pinney & Baram LLC. Pinney & Baram was the successor law firm to Wagner, Beck & Pinney, a highly regarded Bloomfield law office began by Jerry Wagner, who later became a Superior Court Judge. The firm later changed its name to Baram, Tapper and Gans LLC.
Attorney Baram currently serves as the probate judge for the Tobacco Valley Probate District (Bloomfield, Windsor Locks, East Granby and Suffield). He previously served as mayor of Bloomfield, state representative for Bloomfield and Windsor, chairperson of the Bloomfield Center Fire District Board of Commissioners, and chair of the Bloomfield Democratic Town Committee. He is a former chairperson of the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), former president of the Bloomfield Chamber, a former member of the State Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), former president of Beth Hillel Synagogue and of Federation Homes, former chair of the Jewish Federation Association of CT (JFact), the CT Valley Region of Conservative Judaism, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation (JCRC). He is also a life board member of the Mandell Jewish Community Center. As state representative, Baram chaired the General Law Committee which was responsible for consumer protection laws.
David Baram was designated a ‘Super Lawyer’ by his peers for 2019-2020 and serves as counsel to the Connecticut Package Store Association. He and his wife, Paula Wagner Baram, are the parents of two grown sons, and a daughter-in-law.