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Reza Ebrahimi

Mr. Ebrahimi is a general practitioner with a concentration in commercial transactions, real estate and business law. He is experienced in several fields, including civil litigation, administrative law, environmental law, real estate, leasing, landlord tenant, wills/estate administration and legal and business matters related to gas stations and the motor fuel industry. His practice also includes complex commercial agreements/transactions, business asset and stock purchase/sales, corporate/LLC matters, employment law, and land use.

Mr. Ebrahimi received a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2005. He obtained his B.A. in 2000 in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

During law school, Mr. Ebrahimi worked as a law clerk at the New York State Attorney General’s Office in both the Securities and Real Estate Investment Protection Bureaus. He also clerked at the New York City office of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Mr. Ebrahimi is admitted to practice law in New York State and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

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Bryan C. Van Cott

Mr. Van Cott has honed his skill as a business lawyer by developing a general practice with a strong emphasis on corporate and commercial transactions, real estate matters, and commercial litigation.

On the transactional side, Mr. Van Cott has assisted business clients with, among other things, initial start-up, mergers and acquisitions including stock and asset sales, day-to-day business and legal consulting needs, and the negotiation and drafting of a wide variety of contracts and business agreements. He has closed numerous mergers and acquisitions that have ranged from a purchase or sale of a small business to a complex $58M sale of assets to a subsidiary of Tyco International (US) Inc. In addition to his experience drafting and negotiating asset purchase, stock purchase, and merger agreements, Mr. Van Cott has considerable experience negotiating and drafting a variety of other business agreements including employment, shareholder, confidentiality, non-compete, license agreements, and commercial real estate leases.

With regard to real estate, Mr. Van Cott offers his clients counsel on a wide variety of matters whether residential or commercial in nature. His experience includes purchases and sales of real estate, lender financing, refinances, landlord-tenant matters including the negotiation and drafting of leases, ground leases, summary proceedings, and assistance with land use, zoning, and environmental issues.

To round out his practice, Mr. Van Cott also assists clients in successfully resolving civil disputes. Often the best resolution is a negotiated one that avoids the time, expense and uncertainty of litigation. When litigation is unavoidable, however, Mr. Van Cott is adept at successfully litigating a wide variety of claims in both state and federal courts including contract, construction, employment, landlord-tenant, insurance, real estate, trade secret, and unfair competition claims.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Syracuse University in 1993 (magna cum laude), Mr. Van Cott went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School in 1996 where he was a member of and bench brief editor for the Moot Court Executive Board and an editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. He has also studied at the Cornell Law School/L’université De Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) Institute of International & Comparative Law in Paris, France.

Mr. Van Cott is admitted to practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey.

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Janice L. Snead

Ms. Snead has a general practice with an emphasis in the areas of matrimonial law, guardianship proceedings, real estate and civil litigation.

Ms. Snead has successfully litigated real estate matters involving residential and commercial sales, easement and boundary disputes, as well as adverse possession claims and routinely counsels clients on the sale and purchase of real estate, land use and zoning matters.

In addition, Ms. Snead represents small businesses and individuals with respect to incorporation, purchase or sale of a business, including drafting and negotiating asset purchase and stock purchase agreements, non-compete agreements, and commercial real estate leases.

Ms. Snead is admitted to practice in New York and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and has earned the highest national rating for legal ability and general ethical standards by achieving the prestigious “AV” peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which rating recognizes attorneys for the highest level of skill, integrity and professional excellence.

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Melissa H. Sidor

Melissa Sidor is a partner practicing in the areas of residential and commercial real estate transactions, estate planning, estate administration, business transactions and tax-exempt organizations.

Ms. Sidor represents clients in a wide range of commercial and residential real estate transactions including sales, purchases, leases, 1031 exchanges and sales of development rights to government entities. Further, Ms. Sidor assists businesses negotiate and structure simple and complex transactions including those involving the purchase or sale of existing businesses; the preparation and negotiation of partnership and other joint venture agreements; employment and independent contractor agreements; and many other commercial and business contracts. Ms. Sidor also assists not-for profit entities organize, apply for tax-exempt status and manage ongoing legal compliance, as well as with the preparation, review and negotiation of commercial contracts, such as those with employees and outside business providers.

In addition, Ms. Sidor assists families, including high-net-worth clients, plan for their future by utilizing a variety of estate planning techniques. Her clients benefit from her nearly two decades of experience, by formulating and implementing the best plan for each client’s particular circumstances. Such plans include Wills; Revocable Living Trusts for the purpose of avoiding probate, planning for potential disability and facilitating privacy; Irrevocable Living Trusts for the purpose of minimizing estate taxes, such as with Family Trusts and Qualified Personal Residence Trusts; Irrevocable Trusts for the purpose of protecting assets in the event of long term care; life insurance planning with Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts; business succession planning, including the use of Limited Liability Companies and sales to Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts; Powers of Attorney; Health Care Proxies; Living Wills; and Prenuptial Agreements. Ms. Sidor also assists clients with the administration of loved one’s estates and helps clients navigate estate litigation, when disputes arise.

Ms. Sidor’s approach to practicing law is based upon building relationships with her clients and she believes in a client-centered approach to practicing law.

Ms. Sidor was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1998. She received her Juris Doctor Degree from Hofstra University in 1997, where she was the Managing Editor of Articles of the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal and President of Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity. Ms. Sidor earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1994, where she was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society.

Ms. Sidor lives in East Quogue with her two sons. She volunteers extensively in her community, giving her time in support of her children’s schools, political campaigns, and local athletic leagues.

Peter M. Mott

Mr. Mott has a general practice with experience in all forms of real estate and commercial transactions, Surrogate’s Court practice, estate litigation, estate planning, general civil litigation, matrimonial actions and Family Court matters.

 

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Lisa Clare Kombrink

Ms. Kombrink serves private and government clients in real estate, land use, zoning, environmental, conservation and general municipal matters. She became a partner of the firm in 2009 after many years in public service.

Ms. Kombrink offers her clients a sophisticated understanding of real estate transactions as well as local codes and administrative procedures, including the public hearing and legislative process. She enjoys presenting complex land use applications to local administrative boards, and representing property owners and municipalities in land use and environmental litigation. She is well known for her seemingly effortless presentations of complex issues to administrative boards, civic groups and courts.

As part of her practice, she also focuses on local farmland and open space preservation efforts. This includes drafting conservation easements and legislation and facilitating community programs on conservation techniques.

She has served as Town Attorney for the Town of Southampton, head of the highly respected Town Attorney’s Office, and counsel to the Supervisor and Town Board and other Town officials. She also represented the Southampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals. Her government service also includes working as Village Attorney for the Village of Sag Harbor, counsel to the Mayor and Board of Trustees, Zoning Board and Planning Board.

Ms. Kombrink is a member of the Board of Directors of Southampton Hospital and is a Trustee of the East End Health Alliance. She has been a guest lecturer at the Suffolk Academy of Law, the New School for Social Research, NBI and Siena Spirituality Center at Villa Maria, and has appeared on CNN, CBS Morning News, Court TV and Public Access TV.

Ms. Kombrink received her J.D. in 1983 from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she served as Notes and Comments Editor of the Cardozo Law Review. She graduated with High Honors from Illinois State University in 1977 with a B.A. in English.

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Suffolk County Bar Association, Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee

Anne Marie Goodale

For years, Ms. Goodale has personally assisted clients to establish estate plans that suit their needs, including the creation of trust agreements, wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and health care proxies. While Ms. Goodale’s practice is primarily focused on estate planning, trust and estate administration, elder law, and taxation, she is also experienced in the areas of business succession planning, charitable giving and real estate transactions. She has lectured on the subject of estate and trusts, and long-term care planning, and is responsible for conducting many in-house seminars on estate planning.

Ms. Goodale received her Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from LeMoyne College. While at St. John’s University, Ms. Goodale served as a notes and comments editor for the St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary in addition to having a note published in the journal.

Ms. Goodale currently resides in Aquebogue with her husband and four children.

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