News & Insights

What is QPRT?

INSIGHTS | By: | January 3, 2020

It is not uncommon for someone to transfer their personal residence into a trust. Many people may be familiar with the concept of transferring their personal residence to an irrevocable Medicaid type trust, in order to begin the clock ticking on the five year look...

Associate Daniel R. Bernard Honored With 2019 Leadership In Law Award

NEWS | November 22, 2019

Daniel R. Bernard (right), Associate, Twomey Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP, accepts the Leadership in Law award from Alicia Jabbour (left), Associate Publisher, Long Island Business News, at the Leadership in Law award ceremony at the Crest Hollow...

Dying Without A Will: Where Will My Things Go?

INSIGHTS | By: | October 24, 2019

The week of October 21-28, 2019 is National Estate Planning Awareness Week. The purpose of National Estate Planning Awareness Week is to educate the public about the importance of estate planning. So, in that regard, this article will address what happens when someone...

Planned Giving Panel Discussion At LongHouse Reserve

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT | October 22, 2019

On Saturday, October 19th, John Shea, Senior Partner, and Bernadette Tuthill, an Associate with the Firm’s Trust and Estate Department, were joined by accountant Ron Farnworth, President of Kandell Farnworth & Pubins CPAs, for a panel presentation to members and...

Associate Daniel R. Bernard Guest On “Law You Should Know” Podcast

NEWS | October 22, 2019

Associate Daniel R. Bernard, an attorney licensed in both New York and Florida, recently appeared on the “Law You Should Know” radio show and podcast, to discuss estate planning considerations for snowbirds. Daniel and host, Kenneth Landau, addressed such topics as...

Prenuptial Agreements and Estate Planning

INSIGHTS | By: | October 16, 2019

A prenuptial agreement can conjure in people the thought of a wealthy person marrying a not so wealthy person, or celebrities marrying each other, or an older spouse marrying a younger spouse. Some people have a pessimistic outlook on prenuptial agreements, and see...

The New Tax Math for People Living in High-Tax States

NEWS | September 13, 2019

Daniel Bernard was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article in regard to people leaving states with high state and local taxes for states with low to no state and local tax states. Daniel was quoted as saying, “‘New York is very aggressive with residency audits. They...

Florida Estate Administration

INSIGHTS | By: | July 30, 2019

I have written articles in the past pertaining to Florida estate and tax planning, “Estate Planning for Snowbirds” and “Domicile: A State Tax Consideration for Snowbirds” but what happens when a someone dies owning property Florida? The simple answer, is that, as in...