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 Country Club in Woodbury on November 21. (Photo by Judy Walker)
Daniel R. Bernard, an associate with the firm, received the Leadership in Law Award from Long Island Business News in the category of Associate. The ceremony was held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on November 21, 2019.
The Leadership in Law award recognizes attorneys who exemplify the following traits — experience, dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity, compassion and excellence — and is dedicated to those individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has had a positive impact on Long Island.
Dan focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, business succession planning, taxation and estate litigation. He is admitted to the New York bar, the New Jersey bar and the Florida bar. Dan’s combination of admission to the New York bar and Florida bar, in particular is especially useful to his firm’s snowbird clients, who split their time between New York and Florida.
Dan has presented seminars on estate planning for snowbirds, been a guest on the Law You Should Know radio show and podcast and The Dead Celebrity Podcast, discussing estate planning issues for snowbirds, and has written numerous articles for his firm’s website and newsletter on snowbird-specific topics.
He holds an advanced law degree, a Master of Laws in Taxation, from New York University School of Law. Dan received his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law-Newark, where he served as the Senior Managing Editor of the Rutgers Law Record. After completing law school, Dan served a one-year clerkship with the Honorable Barbara C. Stolte in New Jersey’s Middlesex County Family Court. Prior to law school, Dan earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Temple University, where he double majored in finance and economics.
Dan has had two legal papers published, one on a topic of professional interest entitled Non-Custodial Parents’ Right to Their Children’s College Records, 40 Rutgers L. Rec. 48 (2012). Dan’s other publication was on a topic of personal interest, the NFL, entitled The NFL’s Stance on Gambling: A Calculated Contradiction, 4 UNLV Gaming L.J. 273 (2013).
He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association the Suffolk County Bar Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association.