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Patricia J. Russell

Ms. Russell began her legal career working as an Estate and Gift Tax Attorney for the Internal Revenue Service in New York City, where she audited federal estate tax, gift tax, and fiduciary income tax returns. She continued her practice of law in the private sector on Long Island while working at law firms in Smithtown, Melville, Sayville, and Garden City, concentrating in the areas of estate administration and probate, estate planning, and real estate. She has lectured on the topic of estate and gift taxation for the Suffolk Academy of Law.

Ms. Russell graduated from St. John’s University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree. She earned an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, in mathematics from St. John’s University and was elected to Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society.

Kelly E. Kinirons

Ms. Kinirons focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate and estate & trust administration. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced at firms in Hauppauge and Syosset. Ms. Kinirons is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Ms. Kinirons received her B.A. in Public Justice from the State University of New York College at Oswego. She then went on to receive a graduate level certificate in Paralegal Studies from Hofstra University, followed by a Juris Doctorate degree from Hofstra University.

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Jennifer P. Nigro

Ms. Nigro has over 13 years of experience litigating cases in state and federal courts, and before arbitration panels. She litigates a wide range of matters, including commercial torts, intellectual property disputes, and business frauds.

Ms. Nigro has successfully represented clients, including inventors, musicians, and manufacturers, in various intellectual property disputes, including breach of license agreement, and copyright and trademark infringement. Ms. Nigro has also represented companies and individuals in consumer class actions and governmental investigations. She has also litigated hotly contested trust and estate matters, and real estate disputes.

Ms. Nigro is also an experienced matrimonial and family lawyer. She negotiates settlements and post-nuptial agreements in uncontested divorce proceedings, and litigates contested matrimonial matters, including pre and post judgment child support and custody matters.

Ms. Nigro is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. Ms. Nigro grew up in Huntington. She received her undergraduate degree from SUNY Albany and her juris doctor, cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University. While attending law school, Ms. Nigro worked for the New York State Office of the Attorney General in the Environmental Protection Bureau. Ms. Nigro also served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, where she argued appeals before the New York State Appellate Division, First Department. Ms. Nigro worked in private practice in New York City for 12 years before relocating her practice to the East End.
Ms. Nigro resides in East Hampton. She is an avid runner.

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Karen A. Hoeg

During law school, Ms. Hoeg worked as a law clerk for Webster & Sheffield and Mudge, Rose, Guthrie & Alexander where she managed tobacco litigation cases. She later joined the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where she worked as a law clerk and then as an attorney in the Commercial Litigation and New York Litigation Divisions. She handled all aspects of bankruptcy, commercial landlord/tenant, personal injury and property damage cases from inception to trial, including cases relating to the World Trade Center bombing of 1993. She continued her practice of law in the private sector while working in law firms in Syosset, East Moriches and Mattituck concentrating in the areas of real estate and litigation.

Ms. Hoeg received her B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She then went on to receive her Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School. While attending law school, Ms. Hoeg was a Research Assistant for Professor Randolph Jonakait where she researched Federal and New York rules of evidence in preparation of New York Evidentiary Foundation, a practitioner’s handbook. She also was an intern for Justice William L. Underwood Jr. and received the 1993 Joseph Solomon Fellowship award for Public Service.

Ms. Hoeg is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association. She and her husband live in Mattituck with their four children and she is involved in many community groups.

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Kevin M. Fox

Kevin Fox is one of the premier personal injury lawyers in New York State. He has recovered millions of dollars for people who have been injured through the wrongful conduct of others in car crashes, construction site accidents and defective products.

Mr. Fox has been litigating personal injury and medical malpractice cases for over 25 years. He holds the record for the highest verdict ever obtained for an individual client in the State of New York: $212 Million Dollars.

He is known as an innovator in the use of courtroom technology and incorporates modern, scientific, approaches to jury persuasion. He has lectured on topics including, overcoming jury bias, persuasion in the courtroom, focus group research and trial technology.

Mr. Fox began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, concentrating on the prosecution of serious felony cases.