Spring 2019
Katerina Grinko Honored at LIBN’s 21st Annual 40 Under 40 Awards

LIBN 40 under 40 logoAssociate Katerina Grinko was honored at the 21st annual Long Island Business News "40 Under 40" awards dinner on Thursday, February 7th at the Crest Hollow Country Club.

The 40 Under 40 Awards celebrates future leaders of Long Island who have already begun to distinguish themselves in business, government, education, and the not-for-profit sector.

Daniel Bernard Appointed Vice-Chair of NYS Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section

Associate Daniel R. Bernard has been appointed the Vice-Chair of the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section Multi-State Practice Committee.

The Multi-State Practice Committee focuses its efforts on a wide array of projects and issues relating to trusts and estates practice. Past projects have included a review of relevant law and recommended legislation regarding (i) revocation of non-probate transfers by divorce, (ii) anti-lapse of life insurance policies, retirement plans, and accounts with payable-on-death designations, and (iii) the slayer statute. In the near future, the Committee intends to concentrate more directly on issues relating to practice across state lines, such as the differences in practice among states, traps for the unwary New York lawyer dealing with an ancillary probate, forum shopping, and state requirements for important estate planning documents such as living wills and health care proxies.

Lisa Clare Kombrink Appointed Community Preservation Fund Manager for the Town of Southampton

Twomey Latham congratulates our colleague, Lisa Clare Kombrink, on her appointment as Community Preservation Fund Manager for the Town of Southampton.

For the past 25 years on the East End of Long Island, Lisa has worked with families, conservation groups, and public officials to preserve and maintain the unique, rural character of the community. Lisa will continue to serve as Counsel to the firm.

Associate Bernadette Tuthill Is Committee Member for the North Fork Breast Health Coalition's Fifth Annual Pink Pearl Gala

North Fork Breast Health Coalition logoThe North Fork Breast Health Coalition's (NFBHC) Fifth Annual Pink Pearl Gala took place on April 5 at East Wind Long Island. This inspiring, wear-pink event is in support of breast cancer survivors.

Associate Bernadette Tuthill is a committee member of the all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that supports local breast cancer patients with programs such as Helping Hand grants. The funds raised by the gala will allow the group to continue to provide free services to breast cancer patients and survivors.


Pictured from left to right: Twomey Latham’s Patrick Fife, Reza Ebrahimi, Bryan Van Cott, and Southampton Chamber Director Micah Schlendorf.

Business Law Team Presents Seminar at Southampton Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Breakfast Meeting

Partners Bryan Van Cott, Patrick Fife, and Reza Ebrahimi sponsored and presented at the Southampton Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly breakfast meeting.

Their presentation, Business Law 101 – “Getting What You Want, Protecting What You Have” was given to nearly 60 chamber members, providing an overview of: Business Formation, Third-Party Contracts, Liability & Asset Protection, and Employment & Trade Secret Issues.


Pictured from left to right: Ken Nevor (LIMBA), John Cameron (Chairman, LI Regional Planning Council), Ernie Fazio (LIMBA), Bill Miller (LIMBA), and Twomey Latham Partners Reza Ebrahimi and Patrick Fife.

Partners Co-Sponsor LIMBA Breakfast Forum with Chairman of the Long Island Regional Planning Council

On January 25, LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) hosted a breakfast forum with John Cameron, Chairman of the Long Island Regional Planning Council, which was co-sponsored by Twomey Latham. Partners Patrick Fife, Reza Ebrahimi, and Janice Snead attended the event.

The future of Long Island’s infrastructure and sustainability were discussed. “Long Island has many challenges, but there are also many opportunities,” said Mr. Cameron. The Long Island Regional Planning Council serves as the Island’s chief planner and a leading advocate for issues affecting the economic, environmental, and social well-being of the Island’s businesses, institutions and its 3 million residents.

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Potential Septic System Upgrade Requirement for Property Transfers in Shelter Island

By now, nearly all East End realtors are aware of Suffolk County and local laws requiring upgrades of septic systems to more technologically advanced – and more expensive (about $20,000 before rebates – on-site wastewater treatment systems. These systems significantly reduce the amount of nitrogen and nitrates that ultimately find their way into well water and local waterways.

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Southold Landlords Best Beware of the Town’s New Rental Permit Requirement

Three years after its adoption of legislation banning short-term rentals in Southold, and after extensive review and revision to address public concerns, the town board adopted a new Rental Permit Code at its December 18, 2018 meeting. The ban on renting homes for fewer than 14 days was intended to stifle the depletion of affordable long-term rentals and curb noise pollution and traffic congestion caused by transient...

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Village of East Hampton Adopts New Sanitary Code

The Village of East Hampton enacted a new code provision on February 7, 2019, adding Chapter 233 (Sanitary Systems), which requires Innovative and Alternative On-Site Wastewater Treatment (I/A) Systems to be installed in connection with the construction of any new residence or any substantial improvement of an existing residence. The new legislation is effective February 19, 2019, and requires, under Village Code Chapter 233-2 (A), that all...

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