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Reza Ebrahimi

Mr. Ebrahimi is a general practitioner with a concentration in commercial transactions, real estate and business law. He is experienced in several fields, including civil litigation, administrative law, environmental law, real estate, leasing, landlord tenant, wills/estate administration and legal and business matters related to gas stations and the motor fuel industry. His practice also includes complex commercial agreements/transactions, business asset and stock purchase/sales, corporate/LLC matters, employment law, and land use.

Mr. Ebrahimi received a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2005. He obtained his B.A. in 2000 in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

During law school, Mr. Ebrahimi worked as a law clerk at the New York State Attorney General’s Office in both the Securities and Real Estate Investment Protection Bureaus. He also clerked at the New York City office of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Mr. Ebrahimi is admitted to practice law in New York State and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

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Bryan C. Van Cott

Mr. Van Cott has honed his skill as a business lawyer by developing a general practice with a strong emphasis on corporate and commercial transactions, real estate matters, and commercial litigation.

On the transactional side, Mr. Van Cott has assisted business clients with, among other things, initial start-up, mergers and acquisitions including stock and asset sales, day-to-day business and legal consulting needs, and the negotiation and drafting of a wide variety of contracts and business agreements. He has closed numerous mergers and acquisitions that have ranged from a purchase or sale of a small business to a complex $58M sale of assets to a subsidiary of Tyco International (US) Inc. In addition to his experience drafting and negotiating asset purchase, stock purchase, and merger agreements, Mr. Van Cott has considerable experience negotiating and drafting a variety of other business agreements including employment, shareholder, confidentiality, non-compete, license agreements, and commercial real estate leases.

With regard to real estate, Mr. Van Cott offers his clients counsel on a wide variety of matters whether residential or commercial in nature. His experience includes purchases and sales of real estate, lender financing, refinances, landlord-tenant matters including the negotiation and drafting of leases, ground leases, summary proceedings, and assistance with land use, zoning, and environmental issues.

To round out his practice, Mr. Van Cott also assists clients in successfully resolving civil disputes. Often the best resolution is a negotiated one that avoids the time, expense and uncertainty of litigation. When litigation is unavoidable, however, Mr. Van Cott is adept at successfully litigating a wide variety of claims in both state and federal courts including contract, construction, employment, landlord-tenant, insurance, real estate, trade secret, and unfair competition claims.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Syracuse University in 1993 (magna cum laude), Mr. Van Cott went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School in 1996 where he was a member of and bench brief editor for the Moot Court Executive Board and an editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. He has also studied at the Cornell Law School/L’université De Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) Institute of International & Comparative Law in Paris, France.

Mr. Van Cott is admitted to practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey.

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Janice L. Snead

Ms. Snead has a general practice with an emphasis in the areas of matrimonial law, guardianship proceedings, real estate and civil litigation.

Ms. Snead has successfully litigated real estate matters involving residential and commercial sales, easement and boundary disputes, as well as adverse possession claims and routinely counsels clients on the sale and purchase of real estate, land use and zoning matters.

In addition, Ms. Snead represents small businesses and individuals with respect to incorporation, purchase or sale of a business, including drafting and negotiating asset purchase and stock purchase agreements, non-compete agreements, and commercial real estate leases.

Ms. Snead is admitted to practice in New York and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and has earned the highest national rating for legal ability and general ethical standards by achieving the prestigious “AV” peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which rating recognizes attorneys for the highest level of skill, integrity and professional excellence.

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Peter M. Mott

Mr. Mott has a general practice with experience in all forms of real estate and commercial transactions, Surrogate’s Court practice, estate litigation, estate planning, general civil litigation, matrimonial actions and Family Court matters.

 

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Lisa Clare Kombrink

Ms. Kombrink is a Partner in the firm and serves private and government clients in farmland and open space preservation, zoning, real estate, and land use litigation.

Her clients have noted over the years that her adversaries will occasionally underestimate her upon first meeting due to her friendly demeanor and 5’ tall stature – but that these adversaries only make that mistake once.  Lisa credits her tenacity and her passion for her work to her grandparents, who were life-long farmers in southern Illinois, and to her parents, who both worked full time so that she and her siblings could be the first ones in their family to go to college.

“I spent a lot of time with my grandma and grandpa at their tiny house on the edge of what had been the family farm, which they sold when they retired.  I helped plant their garden every spring, and happily accompanied them to “Gasoline Alley,” my Uncle’s gas station out front. Cookie cutter houses soon surrounded them where the farm had been.

“Between the time with my grandparents, and where we lived on Main Street for my entire childhood, I developed a strong sense of home and of place. To this day, I still look forward to visiting my sister-in-laws’ working farm in central Illinois, with its old homestead, restored barns and preserved timber.  And I bring that deep respect for home and place to my work with clients.”

Through her years in private practice — and as a past Town Attorney for the Town of Southampton in the heart of the Hamptons — Lisa has learned to navigate the tangled web of local, county and state laws, and to approach what her clients may see as insurmountable bureaucracy in a practical way.  She brings a determined and methodical approach to achieving their legal objectives.

She also brings to bear her past experience as a criminal appeals lawyer in New York City to advocate for her clients’ cases and causes with fierce dedication.  She is also widely known for her easy and effective manner as a presenter before courts and local boards, as well as her clear and persuasive writing style.

“My clients appreciate our personal connection, the individual service they receive, and the gentle, yet firm, guidance I provide as they face some of life’s most important decisions involving their home, business, and property.

“They often remark:  ‘You don’t seem like a lawyer.  You’re so calm and nice.”   I pride myself on this. But make no mistake, I use my 5’ tall height and pleasant demeanor to complete advantage.  A quiet determination goes a long way.

Community Service:

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital: Member, Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, and Facilities and Properties Committee; Chair, Performance Improvement Joint Conference Committee.

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Suffolk County Bar Association, Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee.

Anne Marie Goodale

For years, Ms. Goodale has personally assisted clients to establish estate plans that suit their needs, including the creation of trust agreements, wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and health care proxies. While Ms. Goodale’s practice is primarily focused on estate planning, trust and estate administration, elder law, and taxation, she is also experienced in the areas of business succession planning, charitable giving and real estate transactions. She has lectured on the subject of estate and trusts, and long-term care planning, and is responsible for conducting many in-house seminars on estate planning.

Ms. Goodale received her Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from LeMoyne College. While at St. John’s University, Ms. Goodale served as a notes and comments editor for the St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary in addition to having a note published in the journal.

Ms. Goodale currently resides in Aquebogue with her husband and four children.

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Martin D. Finnegan

Mr. Finnegan is a partner in the firm and has a general practice with an emphasis in the areas of real estate, commercial litigation, land use and zoning and corporate matters. Before joining Twomey, Latham in 2001, Martin practiced law for nine years in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and with the firm of Berkman, Henoch, Peterson & Peddy, P.C. in Garden City. Martin left the firm in 2009 to accept an appointment to serve as the Town Attorney for his hometown of Southold. After nearly six years of service as counsel to the Southold Town Supervisor, Town Board members and all elected and appointed officials, Martin returned to the firm in 2015.

Mr. Finnegan is a graduate of Lehigh University where he earned a degree in International Business and Government. He also studied at the University of Brussels, Belgium as part of a comprehensive study of the European Economic Community and NATO, and at the University of Padua in Italy where he completed intensive study of international business transactions and law. He received his Juris Doctorate at Widener University School of Law and is admitted to practice law before the state and federal courts in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Martin resides with his wife and their seven children in Mattituck on the North Fork of Long Island where he has served as the President of the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce, as a coach for the Mattituck-Cutchogue Little League and as a member of the North Fork Business Advisory Board.

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