Firm Associate Daniel R. Bernard Receives LIBN’s Leadership in Law Award

On November 21, Daniel R. Bernard, Associate, Twomey Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP, received the Leadership in Law Award from Long Island Business News in the category of Associate.

Daniel R. Bernard (center), Associate, Twomey Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP, is joined by Firm Employee Al Schick (left) and Firm Partner Patrick Fife (right) at Long Island Business News’ Leadership in Law award ceremony at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on November 21. (Photo by Judy Walker)

 

The Leadership in Law award recognizes attorneys who exemplify the following traits — experience, dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity, compassion and excellence — and is dedicated to those individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has had a positive impact on Long Island. Recipients of this award demonstrate outstanding achievements, involvement in their profession, support of the community and mentoring.

Daniel R. Bernard (right), Associate, Twomey Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP, accepts the Leadership in Law award from Alicia Jabbour (left), Associate Publisher, Long Island Business News, at the Leadership in Law award ceremony at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on November 21. (Photo by Judy Walker)

 

Mr. Bernard is an attorney with the firm’s Trusts and Estates Department, where he regularly works with high-net worth clients. As one of a handful of attorneys to be admitted to both the New York and Florida Bars and hold a Master of Laws in Taxation, he is able to work with residents who split their time between New York State and Florida. He counsels these so-called “snowbirds” on estate planning and taxation matters, including changes of residency.

Mr. Bernard is a frequent lecturer on estate planning. He was also recently interviewed by The Wall Street Journal for an article on people moving out of high-tax states and to other states with lower tax burdens and been a guest on the radio show “Law You Should Know” and The Dead Celebrity Podcast. He also published two articles: “Non-Custodial Parents’ Rights to Their Children’s College Records” 40 Rutgers L. Rec. 48 (2012) and “The NFL’s Stance in Gambling: A Calculated Contradiction” 4 UNLV Gaming L.J. 273 (2013).

In addition to New York and Florida, he is admitted to practice in New Jersey. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association and the Florida Bar Association. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the NYSBA’s Trusts and Estates Section Multi-State Practice Committee.

Mr. Bernard also dedicates his time to raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. While attending law school, he performed pro bono work with the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Divorce Clinic and the Rutgers Federal Tax Clinic.

A resident of Yaphank, Mr. Bernard earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Temple University, his law degree from Rutgers Schools of Law-Newark and his Master of Laws in Taxation from the New York University School of Law.

“It is an honor to receive this award,” Mr. Bernard said. “I am proud to be recognized with the other attorneys on Long Island for the hard work that we have done for our clients.”

For more information, call (631) 727-2180 or visit www.suffolklaw.com.

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About Twomey Latham

Twomey Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP is a full-service law firm with a 65-person staff with over 30 attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants in five offices across Long Island. The firm’s practice areas include Business and Corporate Law, Labor and Employment, Insurance, Banking, Commercial Litigation, Taxation, Trademark and Copyright, Environmental Law, Real Estate Development and Transactions, Construction, Land Use and Zoning, Municipal Law, Personal Injury, Immigration, Arts and Entertainment, Wills Trusts and Estates, Estate Litigation, Elder Law, Family and Matrimonial Law, and Not-For-Profit Law.