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“Sand Land” Appellate Victory Receives Region-Wide Media Attention

The impacts of the March 30, 2016 appellate victory by Firm attorneys Zachary Murdock and David Lazer, which rejected nonconforming use status for the mulch operations at the 50-acre “Sand Land” mine in Southampton’s Aquifer Protection Overlay District (see March 31 “Latest News” item), were the subjects of a News 12 Long Island feature segment aired April 18. The appellate ruling has been covered in print media including Newsday’s Sunday edition, two front-page articles in The Southampton Press, and in Sag Harbor Express articles and an editorial. The decisions are also discussed on the “Law of the Land” blog maintained by Touro Law School Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

Firm sponsors its 19th Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C., Kings Park 15 Kilometer Run

The Firm sponsored its 19th Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C., Kings Park 15 Kilometer Run on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Net proceeds from the event benefit charities serving people whose lives are affected by brain tumors, and a stipend is given to Kings Park Scholarship programs. The event is organized and run by the Greater Long Island Running Club (formerly the Plainview-Old Bethpage Running Club), which is Long Island’s largest and most active running club, with a membership that spans all of Nassau and Suffolk Counties and beyond.

Robin S. Abramowitz to Receive Marilyn R. Menge Award from the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York.

Robin S. Abramowitz, a partner in and co-chair of the Firm’s Litigation practice group, will be receiving the Marilyn R. Menge Award from the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York in recognition of her efforts with the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association. The award is given to an outstanding member of WBASNY who has made valuable and significant contributions to a chapter or the statewide organization. The award is named in honor of a member whose work, wherever she was needed in WBASNY, ensured its early success and who was a founding member of the Capital District Chapter.

Steven P. Block of the Firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group Named to the “Ones to Watch” List in the Long Island Business News

Steven P. Block, a partner and the chair of the Firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group, was named as one of the “Ones to Watch” in the field of law in the April 8, 2016 Edition of the Long Island Business News. Mr. Block advises clients on all aspects of estate and elder law planning, including preparation of wills and trusts, and sophisticated tax and insurance planning. In addition, he assists clients in implementing intricate gift tax planning, including Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, Qualified Personal Residence Trusts, and Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts, utilizing sale techniques where appropriate. Mr. Block also provides counsel on probate matters, estate administration and tax planning relating thereto, and Surrogate’s Court proceedings. In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Block is also a Certified Public Accountant and has extensive experience advising business clients on the organization, sale and liquidation of business entities, including the preparation of Shareholder Agreements, Family Limited Partnership Agreements and Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements.

Robin S. Abramowitz and Amber Curtis Successfully Defended a Florida Petition for an Income Withholding Order and Reimbursement for Child Care Costs

Robin S. Abramowitz, a partner in and co-chair of the Firm’s Litigation practice group, and Amber Curtis, as associate in the Firm’s Litigation practice group, successfully defended a Florida petition for an Income Withholding Order, reimbursement for child care costs and attorneys’ fees. After an evidentiary hearing, the court magistrate found that the mother, who was also represented by counsel, should not prevail on her petition and in addition to denying the relief requested, declined to award attorneys’ fees to the mother.
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