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Jesse Frost Joins Twomey Latham as Associate Attorney

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT | July 18, 2024

The law firm of Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP has announced that Jesse Frost has joined the Firm as Associate Attorney. He concentrates his practice in trusts and estates, counseling individuals and their families throughout the process of...

Should I Put My House In A Trust?

INSIGHTS | By: | April 22, 2024

What is a trust? Often time people think that trusts are reserved for the ultra-wealthy only. For many of us the word “trust” makes us think of trust fund kids who have seemingly won the genetic lottery. However, a trust can serve many different purposes and are,...

Decanting: Or when an Irrevocable Trust is not Irrevocable

INSIGHTS | By: | August 11, 2022

One of the primary questions people have about trusts is, what is the difference between an irrevocable trust and a revocable trust (sometimes called a “living trust”)? The surface level answer, not to be flippant, is one is revocable, and one is not revocable, or in...

When Is A Stranger Not A Stranger?

INSIGHTS | By: | October 15, 2021

In a landmark decision from the Appellate Division Second Department, Partner, Christopher Kelley achieved a winning result for our client establishing in a case of first impression who really is a “stranger” when considering the “Stranger To The Deed rule.”  The...

U.S. News & World Report on the “10 Steps to Writing a Will”

INSIGHTS | By: | May 14, 2021

Most people should have a will, but it’s rarely the most significant estate planning document an individual holds.   Many of a typical household’s assets, such as retirement accounts, can be transferred outside of a will by naming beneficiaries, and...

Bryan Drago Elevated to Partner

NEWS | January 20, 2021

Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP has announced that Bryan Drago has been elevated to Partner. Mr. Drago’s legal practice focuses on estate planning, taxation, charitable giving and tax-exempt organizations, business succession planning, as...

Estate Planning with Qualified Opportunity Zones

INSIGHTS | By: | July 22, 2020

Fans of the Showtime series “Billions” may recall seeing in episode four of season five, aptly entitled “Opportunity Zone”, the show’s protagonist, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, do battle with season five’s new nemesis, Michael Prince, over the chance to invest in an...

Probate: What is it? Why to Avoid it and How

INSIGHTS | By: | July 15, 2020

Often times when I meet with clients one of their primary goals of implementing an estate plan is to avoid the “death tax.” I will share with you the same two pieces of good news I share with those clients. First, we do not have a “death tax” in the United States. It...
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