Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP has announced that Daniel R. Bernard and Bryan Drago have been elevated to Partner.
Mr. Bernard focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, estate tax planning, business succession planning, and estate litigation, with an emphasis on estate planning for snowbirds. He earned a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law which allows him to assist clients with advanced estate tax planning.
After earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Temple University, where he double majored in finance and economics, Mr. Bernard received his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law-Newark, where he served as the Senior Managing Editor of the Rutgers Law Record. While in law school, he worked as a student attorney in the Rutgers Federal Tax Clinic and interned in the Tax Court of New Jersey and the Morris County Surrogate Court. After completing law school, he served a one-year clerkship with the Honorable Barbara C. Stolte in the New Jersey Middlesex County Family Court.
Mr. Bernard is the author of two published articles: “Non-Custodial Parents’ Right to Their Children’s College Records,” 40 Rutgers L. Rec. 48 (2012) and “The NFL’s Stance on Gambling: A Calculated Contradiction,” 4 UNLV Gaming L.J. 273 (2013).”
Mr. Bernard is admitted to practice law in New York, Florida and New Jersey. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.
Mr. Drago’s legal practice focuses on estate planning, taxation, charitable giving and tax-exempt organizations, business succession planning, as well as elder law and long-term care planning. His taxation practice has also included handling multiple disclosures of unreported foreign investments with the Internal Revenue Service.
In March 2011, Mr. Drago joined Twomey Latham. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Drago was a founding member of a publication based in Brooklyn, New York. He was also employed as a communications designer for National Grid from 1999 to 2011.
He is a Member of the New York State Bar Association. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Buffalo and a Juris Doctor from New York Law School.
“We congratulate Daniel and Bryan on their new positions within the firm,” said Stephen B. Latham, Senior Counsel, Twomey Latham. “Both attorneys have excelled in their abilities to provide the necessary guidance for their clients in complex tax, estate planning and elder law matters. We wish both Mr. Bernard and Mr. Drago the best of luck in their endeavors within the firm.”