Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP has announced that Scott Handwerker has joined the Firm as Of Counsel.
Mr. Handwerker concentrates his practice in corporate law, emerging growth companies, mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) and private equity. In his new position, he will be a member of the Firm’s Business and Corporate Law group and help the Firm continue to expand with its newly formed venture capital practice.
“I am absolutely delighted to join Twomey Latham and I look forward to helping the Firm grow its well-established corporate practice,” Mr. Handwerker said. “I am especially excited to assist the Firm in expanding its work with startup companies and venture capital funds.”
Mr. Handwerker has strong roots on the East End. Beginning at fourteen years old, he spent three summers working as a Beach Boy at the Amagansett Beach Association. After turning sixteen and being eligible to take the ocean lifeguard test, Mr. Handwerker spent the following six summers as an ocean lifeguard in East Hampton, Amagansett and Montauk. “I fell in love with the ocean from my first summers out on the East End as a child,” he said, “so it was only natural for me to take a job that put me on the beach for eight hours a day, six days a week during the summers.”
Between Mr. Handwerker’s undergraduate and legal degrees, he spent two years working as a bartender and manager at the Living Room Restaurant in East Hampton, which is where he began studying wine, one of his deepest passions.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Handwerker was an Associate with Goodwin Procter LLP in Manhattan. He was a member of the firm’s Business Law department and its Private Equity and Debt Finance groups. He started his career with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in Manhattan as a member of its Corporate group. Two months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Handwerker relocated full-time to his home in East Hampton and quickly realized that he wanted to join an outstanding East End-based firm with a diverse set of practice areas. “Twomey Latham is in a league of its own on the East End,” he said.
He is admitted to practice in New York and is a member of the New York State and New York City Bar Associations. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Emory University and his Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law.
“We are proud to welcome Scott to the Firm,” said Stephen Latham, Senior Counsel, Twomey Latham. “He brings a high level of expertise that allows us to add another facet to our Business and Corporate Law group.”