BRIDGEPORT, CT – On November 27, 2017, Attorney Philip C. Pires
was unanimously elected to serve as Moderator of Fairfield’s Representative Town Meeting (“RTM”) for the 2017-2018 year. The RTM is the Town’s legislative body consisting of forty members - four members from each of the town’s 10 voting districts. In his capacity as Moderator, Mr. Pires will serve as the ranking political and parliamentary officer of the RTM, leading the RTM in setting its agenda and presiding over debate.
In November 2017, Mr. Pires was also elected to serve his third term on the RTM representing District 4 (formerly District 7). In the prior term, he served as the Democratic Minority Leader of the RTM. In the new term, Mr. Pires will continue to serve on the RTM’s Legislation and Administration Committee, which has jurisdiction over ordinances, lawsuits, contracts, and other legal matters.
Mr. Pires is a principal of Cohen and Wolf, P.C. Resident in the firm’s Bridgeport office, Mr. Pires practices law in the areas of commercial litigation, municipal law, estate and probate litigation, and land use and zoning. He has been named a “Rising Star” by Connecticut Super Lawyers (2012 – present) in the category of Business Litigation, and has received an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating, the highest possible Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale- Hubbell.
About Cohen and Wolf
The firm began in 1951 with two lawyers, Herbert L. Cohen and Austin K. Wolf, working from a single office in Bridgeport. Since then, the firm has expanded to more than 50 attorneys with offices in Bridgeport, Danbury, Westport and Orange. Attorneys at Cohen and Wolf represent a diverse assortment of individuals, businesses and municipalities, handling their personal and professional legal needs, from matters involving litigation, employment, corporate and securities law, commercial lending, real estate, land use and zoning, to family law and estate planning. Additional information is available at www.cohenandwolf.com.