Goodwin Dedicates Boardroom to Updike, Kelly & Spellacy Law Firm
EAST HARTFORD – Goodwin College has dedicated its 6th floor boardroom to Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C., a major law firm that has represented the College through rapid growth.
The dedication was made in recognition of a $75,000 gift to the Goodwin College Foundation, the College’s fundraising arm that provides scholarships and other opportunities to students.
Several partners from the firm joined Goodwin College administrators to cut the ribbon. The dedication is fitting; for years, many key decisions and discussions between the College and the firm took place in that very boardroom. Robert DeCrescenzo, a principal attorney at the firm and former Mayor of East Hartford from 1993 to 1997, has worked with the College for years.
“The College serves such an important role in the East Hartford community,” DeCrescenzo said. “I love East Hartford and always will. Thank you for allowing us to work for you.”
Updike, Kelly & Spellacy has represented Goodwin College for a decade through dramatic change and expansion. Since the early 2000s, Goodwin has remediated brownfields on Riverside Drive, relocated to the new campus from a former site on Burnside Avenue in East Hartford, and has purchased dozens of properties throughout the town. The College has grown exponentially in the number of students, employees, and community influence; growth the firm was instrumental in making possible.
“They have so much insight into how things work,” said Goodwin College President Mark Scheinberg. “Our best thoughts and ideas came out of our relationship with Updike. Many of our opportunities came from early meetings and our first tentative steps together. The firm has been instrumental in helping us grow.”