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Bernadette E. Tuthill

Ms. Tuthill’s practice focuses on the areas of estate administration, estate planning and taxation, corporate law, elder law and guardianships.

Her prior estate administration and estate tax experience includes estates in excess of $10 million which have included closely held businesses, in- and out-of-state real estate holdings, life insurance, securities and retirement holdings, and trusts. Her prior estate planning experience included handling plans with multi-tiered entities, real estate holdings, securities and multiple trusts with gifting in excess of $8 million.

Ms. Tuthill graduated summa cum laude from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2010, where she was Note & Comment Editor of the Touro Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Ithaca College in 1996.

Ms. Tuthill is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association.

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Melissa S. Doris

Ms. Doris focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration,taxation, elder law and residential real estate.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Doris practiced in Melville where she represented clients in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, taxation, elder law, special needs planning/17A guardianships, residential real estate and lending.

Ms. Doris graduated cum laude from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where she earned awards for academic excellence in Land Use, Zoning and Planning, the Elder Law Clinic, Family Law and Real Estate Transactions. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Stony Brook University.

Ms. Doris is admitted to practice law in New York State and is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Suffolk County Bar Association.

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Daniel R. Bernard

Daniel Bernard is a tax attorney who focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, taxation and estate litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bernard practiced in Port Jefferson Station where he represented clients in all areas of matrimonial law and estate planning. After completing law school Mr. Bernard served a one year clerkship with the Honorable Barbara C. Stolte in the New Jersey Middlesex County Family Court. While in law school Mr. Bernard worked as a student attorney in the Rutgers Federal Tax Clinic and interned in the Tax Court of New Jersey and the Morris County Surrogate Court.

Mr. Bernard holds a Master of Laws degree in Taxation from New York University School of Law. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law-Newark, where he was the Senior Managing Editor of the Rutgers Law Record. Prior to law school he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Temple University, where he double majored in finance and economics.

He has had two legal papers published, one on a topic of professional interest entitled Non-Custodial Parents’ Right to Their Children’s College Records, 40 Rutgers L. Rec. 48 (2012). His other publication was on a topic of personal interest, the NFL, entitled The NFL’s Stance on Gambling: A Calculated Contradiction, 4 UNLV Gaming L.J. 273 (2013).”

Mr. Bernard is admitted to the New York bar, the New Jersey bar and the United States Tax Court. He is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

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