Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP has announced that three of the firm’s Associates — Craig H. Handler, Karen A. Hoeg and Bernadette E. Tuthill — have been elevated to Partner.
Craig H. Handler concentrates his practice in construction, business and corporate law, civil litigation, insurance, technology and real estate. He has also been recognized as one of the few attorneys in New York State with knowledge of new legislation regarding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for commercial and non-hobbyist applications. In addition, Mr. Handler serves as a Judge Advocate assigned to the 7th Legal Support Detachment, 88th Brigade, New York Army Guard and presently holds the rank of captain.
Mr. Handler is admitted to practice in New York State and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Legion and the Judge Advocates Association. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton and Hofstra University School of Law.
Karen A. Hoeg concentrates her practice in land use and zoning, real estate and environmental law. While attending New York Law School, she 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. In her duties, Ms. Hoeg handled all aspects of bankruptcy, commercial landlord/tenant, personal injury and property damage cases from inception to trial, including cases relating to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
Ms. Hoeg is admitted to practice in New York State and is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association. She is a recipient of the Joseph Solomon Fellowship Award for Public Service. In addition, she volunteers her time with North Fork Lacrosse, the local CYO basketball league and Mattituck’s school wrestling team. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Juris Doctor from New York Law School.
Bernadette E. Tuthill concentrates her practice in wills, trusts and estates, elder law, taxation of trusts and estates, and business and corporate law. Her estate administration and estate tax experience include estates in excess of $30 million which have included closely held businesses, in- and out-of-state real estate holdings, life insurance, securities and retirement holdings and trusts. Her estate planning experience includes handling plans with multi-tiered entities, real estate holdings, securities and multiple trusts with gifting in excess of $20 million.
Ms. Tuthill is admitted to practice in New York State and is a member of the New York State and Suffolk County Bar Associations. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College and a Juris Doctor (summa cum laude) from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. She is also a Board Member and Volunteer for the North Fork Breast Health Coalition and the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center.
“It is our pleasure to promote Mr. Handler, Ms. Hoeg and Ms. Tuthill to the level of Partner,” said Stephen B. Latham, Senior Partner, Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP. “They have excelled in their respective practice areas and their new positions within the firm recognize their dedication and hard work.”