Wiggin and Dana Lawyer Appointed to the Board of Connecticut Main Street Center

August 7, 2012

New Haven – Wiggin and Dana is pleased to announce that Anika Singh Lemar, a lawyer in the firm's Real Estate, Environmental and Energy Department, has been appointed to the Board of the Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC) for a three-year term.

In Anika's role as a Board member, she will participate in the governance of CMSC and will work to further the organization's mission to revitalize Connecticut's historic commercial districts.

Anika is involved in all areas of Wiggin and Dana's real estate practice, including real estate development, affordable housing development, office and retail leasing and land use matters. She received her B.A., cum laude, in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University and received her J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law where she served as Senior Articles Editor of the Review of Law and Social Change.

Anika is a Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She has previously taught land use and urban redevelopment at Yale University and the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment at Pratt Institute. She is a mayoral appointee to the City of New Haven's Municipal Solid Waste and Recycling Authority. An active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), she has organized ULI events specifically targeted to real estate professionals in Connecticut. She is a member of the Boards of Directors of the South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut and All Our Kin, a New Haven-based not-for-profit organization, and she co-chairs Friends of New Haven Legal Assistance. She helped to found and later served on the Board of Directors of Next American City, a national urban affairs magazine headquartered in Philadelphia.

About CMSC
CMSC works to help inspire great Connecticut downtowns, Main Street by Main Street. CMSC serves as the champion and leading resource for vibrant and sustainable Main Streets as foundations for healthy communities. CMSC brings historic downtowns throughout Connecticut back to life by strengthening downtown and village centers. For more information, visit http://ctmainstreet.org/