COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Updates and achievements regarding the firm and our partners, as well as observations and analysis on the laws and legislation affecting our community.

It’s innovators vs. sham spirits in the war of the rosés

It’s innovators vs. sham spirits in the war of the rosés

When consumers hear “counterfeiting,” they think of fake Rolex watches or Louis Vuitton handbags – not phony merlot. But sales of counterfeit wines and spirits skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic and have not slowed since. It’s now estimated that 25 percent of...

NYS Flood Disclosure Form for Renters – Residential Leases

As of June 21, 2023, every residential lease must provide notice of the following information related to the previous flood history and current flood risk of the leased premises as follows: Whether any or all of the premises is located wholly or partially within a...

North Fork Breast Health Coalition holding its annual gala

North Fork Breast Health Coalition holding its annual gala

Partner Bernadette E. Tuthill is Vice President of the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, an organization providing free services to breast cancer patients, survivors, and thrivers who reside on the North Fork. The Coalition is holding its annual gala, to raise much...

Jessica Dubowski Joins Twomey Latham as Its New Associate

Jessica Dubowski Joins Twomey Latham as Its New Associate

Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP has announced that Jessica Dubowski has joined the Firm as its new Associate. She has extensive experience in real estate, litigation, business, corporate, labor and employment law. Prior to joining the Firm,...

What is a Common Law Trademark?

What is a Common Law Trademark?

Generally, common law rights are derived from custom and judicial precedent. Common law trademark rights are those rights that a business owner has from using a trademark, brand name, slogan or logo without having obtained a state or federal trademark registration of...

Justice and Equity Compel An Honorable Discharge

Justice and Equity Compel An Honorable Discharge

In 2019, I was retained by a veteran US Navy sailor to file a petition before the US Naval  Discharge Review Board ("NDRB") seeking to have his character of discharge upgraded  to Honorable, after a series of alcohol-related incidents led to an early administrative...

Peconic Bay Region Tax Change

Peconic Bay Region Tax Change

The Peconic Bay Region Community Housing Act was signed into law by Governor Hochul in the Fall of 2021. The legislation allowed for the five East End towns of the Peconic Bay Region, i.e., East Hampton, Shelter Island, Southampton, Riverhead and Southold, to create a...

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