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Senior Associate Craig Handler Assists U.S. Marines

Floyd Bennet Field, Brooklyn, New York
Senior Litigation Associate Craig H. Handler recently participated in a Legal Support Operation for deploying Marines assigned to the 6th Communications Battalion, Force Headquarters Group, Fleet Marine Force, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Mr. Handler, a Judge Advocate assigned to the 7th Legal Support Detachment, 88th
Brigade of the New York Army Guard, assisted the Marines with legal administration in advance of their deployment oversees in support of ongoing U.S. military operations.  As part of the operation, Mr. Handler prepared Wills, Health Care Proxies, Powers of Attorney and provided general legal advice and guidance in regard to many issues that impact our service members while deployed on active military duty.
Photo credit:  Lt. Col Ronald Zinner

Walk To End Alzheimer’s

Several members of the firm, their families and friends participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank, New York.

The firm was a sponsor of the event and the team raised over $2,000 to aid in the fight against Alzheimer’s and to support those affected by the disease.

Associate Daniel R. Bernard Admitted to the Florida Bar

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

Dan is admitted to the New York bar, the New Jersey bar and most recently the Florida bar.  This affords Dan the opportunity to represent clients in all three states. Dan’s combination of admission to the New York bar and Florida bar in particular will be especially useful to clients who split their time between New York and Florida. Dan is also admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.

In addition to his Juris Doctor, Dan also holds an advanced law degree, a Master of Laws in Taxation, from New York University School of Law, which allows him to assist clients with advanced tax planning.

Senior Partner Steve Latham Hosts Pro Am Golf Tournament to Benefit The Retreat

On September 11th, Senior Partner Steve Latham hosted a Pro Am golf tournament to benefit a local charity, The Retreat, at the Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton.

The Retreat provides a wide range of services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, their families and the Eastern Long Island community, including counseling, legal advocacy,  educational programs, a 24-hour bilingual hotline and maintaining a shelter.

Mr. Latham has served on the Board of The Retreat for many years. This inaugural event included participation by 8 LPGA pros and more than 60 amateurs raising close to $100,000 for the charity.  In addition to our law firm, participating sponsors included CBRE, Wright & Co. Construction and People’s United Bank.

Craig Handler Participates in Brotherhood for the Fallen Charity Event

Senior Litigation Associate Craig H. Handler recently participated in the first annual Brotherhood for the Fallen Charity Airsoft Tournament, which was hosted by the charities’ NYC Chapter. The Brotherhood is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting the families of police officers killed in the line of duty.  The firm was a proud sponsor of the event and together with Mr. Handler, helped to raise over $1,500.