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Tax Grievance Day 2018 – Deadline For Filing May 15th

Every year, owners of real property have the opportunity to grieve their real estate taxes and potentially lower the tax assessment on their property for the following tax year. Tax grievance day is the third Tuesday in May each year. This year the deadline for filing is May 15, 2018.

Success or failure depends on a number of factors, including the quality of the application and the comparable properties used to support one’s grievance.

Senior partners David Dubin and Chris Kelley have saved clients upwards of $550,000 in real estate taxes in the towns of Southampton and East Hampton over the past five years alone.  If the initial filing is denied, we also have the ability to dispute the denial in a court of law.

For more information on tax grievances and tax certiorari, please view our Tax Grievances/Certiorari practice page and call us if you think we may be of any assistance.

 

Victory For Suffolk County Agriculture – Partner Lisa Clare Kombrink’s Big Win

Partner Lisa Clare Kombrink received a big win from the Second Department in a case involving what, if anything, can be built on preserved farmland.  The Court overturned a State Supreme Court decision by Justice Thomas Whelan that had struck down two County laws which established detailed guidelines for activities on farmland preserved under the County’s farmland preservation program.  Twomey Latham represented the Suffolk County Legislature and the County Farmland Committee, and fought back the efforts of the Long Island Pine Barrens Society to jeopardize the County program.

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Twomey Latham Speaks About Development And Growth In Riverhead at LIMBA’s March 9th Meeting

Twomey Latham sponsored Long Island Metro Business Action Group’s March 9, 2018 event with new Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith.  Partner Patrick Fife helped introduce the Town Supervisor and spoke about the firm’s growth in Riverhead over the past 45 years, including the firm’s success in helping developers with projects on Main Street and assisting the agricultural community with preservation efforts.  Supervisor Jens-Smith discussed the Town’s future plans for invigorating Main Street, attracting new businesses to the area, and protecting its farmlands and waterways.

 

Photo:  Ernie Fazio (LIMBA), Supv. Laura Jens-Smith, Bill Miller (LIMBA), Ken Never (LIMBA), and Twomey Latham Partners Bryan Van Cott, Patrick Fife, Reza Ebrahimi.

Partner Jeffrey W. Pagano Featured In Long Island Business News As “Who’s Who” In Labor & Employment Law

LIBN Who’s Who – Jeffrey W. Pagano Esq. Labor & Employment Law

Jeffrey W. Pagano is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Group at Twomey Latham.  Pagano focuses on all forms of corporate operating design, litigation and negotiation, primarily in the area of labor and employment law, arising under the NLRA, RLS, Jones Act, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, ADEA, FLSA, SCA, ERISA, E.O. 11246, Rehabilitation Act, VEVRAA, OSHA, ADA, FMLA, SCA, FCRA, FCA, as well as the numerous state statutory schemes impacting the workplace, throughout the United States.

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Partner Kathryn Dalli Featured In Long Island Business News As “Who’s Who” in Intellectual Property Law

LIBN Who’s Who – Kathryn Dalli Esq. Intellectual Property

Kathryn Dalli is a partner at Twomey Latham.  Dalli’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including business matters, commercial and residential foreclosures, intellectual property (trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition and trade secrets), arts and entertainment and real estate.

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Senior Partner David M. Dubin Presenting A Continuing Education Course To Real Estate Brokers at Cook Maran’s East Hampton Office On March 22nd

On March 22nd, Senior Partner David Dubin, will be presenting a continuing education course to real estate brokers entitled “Residential Real Estate – An Attorney’s Perspective” at Cook Maran’s offices in East Hampton.  The course is designed to provide real estate professionals with a comprehensive overview of the real estate contract and the different perspectives and responsibilities of the attorney in the real estate transaction.

Senior Litigation Associate Craig H. Handler Successfully Defeats Motion For Summary Judgment In Lieu Of Complaint

Senior Litigation Associate Craig H. Handler was recently successful in defeating a motion for summary judgment in lieu of complaint filed in connection with contentious litigation between two former business partners. Continue reading Senior Litigation Associate Craig H. Handler Successfully Defeats Motion For Summary Judgment In Lieu Of Complaint