News & Insights

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

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...

East End Towns Can Now Create a Community Housing Fund

East End Towns Can Now Create a Community Housing Fund

On October 25, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a bill written by New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele that will allow the towns of Riverhead, Southold, Southampton, East Hampton and Shelter Island to put the Peconic Bay Region Community Housing Act upon voter...

Decanting: Or when an Irrevocable Trust is not Irrevocable

Decanting: Or when an Irrevocable Trust is not Irrevocable

One of the primary questions people have about trusts is, what is the difference between an irrevocable trust and a revocable trust (sometimes called a “living trust”)? The surface level answer, not to be flippant, is one is revocable, and one is not revocable, or in...