Patrick Fife and Reza Ebrahimi recently represented a local developer in obtaining approvals from the Islip Town Planning Board and tax benefits from Islip Industrial Development Agency that will help transform a neglected professional office building in the heart of downtown Bay Shore to a mixed-use development with 26 residential apartments and over 29,000 square feet of office and retail space.
David Dubin, Senior Partner at Twomey Latham and a former Professor of Environmental Law at Southampton College, conducted an intensive continuing education session for 15 real estate brokers at Cook Maran in Southampton, NY on November 8, 2017.
Cook Maran Services, the real estate education arm of the insurance firm, provides licensing and continuing education courses in its East Hampton and Southampton offices.
Mr. Dubin conducted a three hour session on real estate transactions from an attorney’s perspective, including a comprehensive review of the contract of sale and related documents prepared by real estate attorneys. “This is the 6th year of our real estate initiative and we are thrilled to have someone with David’s experience join our team of instructors”, said Tim Brenneman, Executive Director at Cook Maran.
Partner Lisa Clare Kombrink recently attended Rally 2017, the National Land Conservation conference in Denver, Colorado. Serving as the premier training and networking conference for professionals in the land conservation field, Rally ’17 offered more than 130 educational sessions focused on land conservation topics, as well as special networking events. Lisa joined attorneys and specialists from all over the United States for the series Doing Deals and Ensuring Permanence, covering topics such as documenting changes in conservation easements, latest and greatest federal tax issues in easement donations, and surviving court battles over preserved land.
At the plenary session, Lisa heard guest speaker Astronaut Pam Melroy describe her adventures on three space shuttle missions and viewed Commander Melroy’s photographs taken high above the earth, which captured her love of the planet.
Lisa also met with many attorneys engaged in the business of land conservation, including preparing conservation easements, managing enforcement issues, and defending owners and holders of easements when disputes arise.
Partner Martin Finnegan, Esq. will be participating in and sponsoring Mattituck Cutchogue Teachers’ Association 5K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. The annual run is one of the most popular road races in town and widely attended by over 1,000 runners from the Mattituck Cutchogue community and the East End.
Proceeds will be donated to “Helping Hands 4 Morgan”, a young girl in the school district battling brain cancer, and the M.C.T.A. Scholarship Fund.
Registration is open to all who would like to join in the fun and contribute to this great cause. Click to register.
Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo LLP is pleased to announce that Emily Towle has joined the Riverhead based firm as Marketing Director.
Emily Towle has extensive experience overseeing holistic, strategic brand marketing campaigns, expertise in creative strategy and event production.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Towle was a marketing consultant for Cirque du Soleil, Account Director for Civic Entertainment Group and the Director of Brand Marketing at The Madison Square Garden Company where she spent close to nine years.
In her previous roles, Ms. Towle was responsible for Brand & Creative Development, Marketing Partnerships, Media Strategy, TV Production, Digital Ecosystem Design, Development and Strategy. She was accountable for managing operations, resources and the planning of brand-defining platforms.
As an integral team-leader Emily was accountable for planning, implementing and optimizing cross-channel marketing strategies, while elevating the brand-to-consumer relationship for increased engagement, affinity and conversion.
Ms. Towle received her Bachelor of Science degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she majored in Advertising and Marketing Communications and studied International Marketing at Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy.