Last night, Day Pitney Senior Associate, Ashley Membrino Fote, accepted the Judge Maxwell Heiman Memorial Award at the Hartford County Bar Association (HCBA) 2023 Annual Meeting.
The Judge Maxwell Heiman Memorial Award is presented to a Hartford County lawyer in his or her first ten years of practice who exemplifies the high standards of service to the profession, ethics, scholarship and devotion to clients that were the hallmarks of Judge Heiman's professional career as a lawyer and judge.
"I want to thank the Hartford County Bar Association for recognizing me with this award, it is a true highlight in my legal career so far," commented Fote. "I also want to thank my Day Pitney colleagues for their support, mentorship and comradery, without which I would not be here accepting this award."
Fote, a Hartford-based attorney in the firm's Real Estate and Environmental practice, assists clients in domestic and cross-border commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, commercial leasing and financings for both borrowers and lenders. Fote has represented clients in many industries, including hospitality, industrial, office, retail, multifamily, specialized housing and medical.
"I've worked closely with Ashley for years; she is a consummate professional, trusted colleague, and a delight to work with. Clients respect and rely on her, and having Ashley on our team makes our real estate practice stronger," added Katharine Coffey, co-chair of the firm's Real Estate and Environmental practice.
Fote earned her B.A., summa cum laude, from Western New England University and her J.D., honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York. She is a member of the HCBA's board of directors and co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion committee.