East Hampton law firm expands real estate division

Twomey Adds Three Partners

Craig Handler. Independent/Courtesy TLSK

The East End’s largest law firm continues to expand and bolster its real estate division. East Hampton-based Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo LLP announced this week three associates have been elevated to partner.

Craig Handler concentrates his practice in construction, business and corporate law, civil litigation, insurance, and technology, as well as real estate. Karen Hoeg focuses her practice in real estate, land use and zoning, and environmental law. Bernadette Tuthill concentrates her practice in wills, trusts and estates, elder law, and taxation of trusts.

Tuthill’s estate administration and tax experience include those in excess of $30 million, which have included closely-held businesses, in and out-of-state 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.

Handler is admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Southern, and Northern districts; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; and Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals.

Karen Hoeg

Hoeg worked for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as a law clerk and then as an attorney in the commercial litigation and New York litigation divisions. She 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.

Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo LLP is a full-service law firm with a 65-person staff and over 30 attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants in five offices across Long Island. The firm’s practice areas include business and corporate; labor and employment; insurance; banking; commercial litigation; taxation; trademark and copyright; environmental; real estate development and transactions; construction; land use and zoning; municipal; personal injury; immigration; arts and entertainment; wills, trusts, and estates; elder; family and matrimonial; and not-for-profit law.