News & Insights

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

NEWS | November 22, 2019

Daniel R. Bernard was awarded LIBN’s 2019 Leadership in Law Award honoring attorneys associated with a law firm at the level of associate for his professional achievements, legal and business contributions; service to the legal profession and improvement of the...

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...

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...

Domicile: A State Tax Consideration for Snowbirds

INSIGHTS | By: | November 2, 2018

In my last article, “Estate Planning for Snowbirds,” I briefly mentioned that for people who divide their time between New York and Florida, an important question is domicile or in which state you are considered a resident. In this article, I will address the tax...

New Legislation for the Town and Village of Southampton

INSIGHTS | By: | April 23, 2018

As of December 31, 2022 the Town of Southampton will discontinue its partial real property tax exemption program which is now available to eligible first-time home buyers of newly constructed or substantially altered and renovated homes. Town Code Section 298-36...