Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce the promotion of the below three counsels to partner and the promotion of five associates to counsel.
Managing Partner Alan Tarter notes, “Collectively, their advancement reflects an unprecedented number of promotions which is a testament to our firm’s continued dynamic growth. They are talented lawyers and committed colleagues; we are confident that they will continue to make tremendous contributions to our clients, our firm and the profession in the years ahead.”
Debra Bernstein in the Litigation Group, Tara Toevs Carolan in the Labor and Employment Group and Christopher Tumulty in the Cooperative and Condominium Group have been elevated to partner. Learn more about them below:
- Debra Bodian Bernstein is an accomplished litigator who is relied on by clients in a wide array of industries not only for her keen courtroom skills and advice, but also for her ability to deeply understand her clients’ business concerns and goals and to formulate practical solutions and strategies. Debra has extensive experience in New York State court, federal court, appellate practice and alternative dispute resolution. She handles a wide range of sophisticated commercial disputes including disputes involving breach of contract, shareholder and partnership issues, commercial leases and other real property issues, securities and financial services, and international art recovery claims. Debra also counsels clients in litigation avoidance, out-of-court settlements and insurance coverage issues.
- Tara Toevs Carolan advises employers on litigation avoidance practices and compliance with federal, state, and local wage and hour, employment, and labor laws. As a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Team, Tara also provides COVID-19-related legal advice to employers and business owners regarding reopening and re-entry to the workplace. She also represents employers and business owners in the defense of wage and hour litigation before New York State and Federal courts.
- Christopher Tumulty primarily acts as outside counsel to condominium and cooperative apartment boards throughout New York City regarding all aspects of building management, disputes, collections, and governance. He brings a depth of experience representing construction industry clients in dispute resolution and contract issues. As an accomplished litigator, Christopher regularly handles complex commercial litigation in state and federal court.
Jonathan Hershberg in the Labor and Employment Group, Jonathan Temchin in the Litigation Group, Caryn Block in the Real Estate Group and Cathleen Cassidy and Sean Scuderi in the Construction Group have been elevated to counsel. Learn more about them below:
- Caryn Block represents landlords and tenants in all aspects of the leasing of commercial real estate, including office, industrial and retail properties. Caryn drafts and negotiates leases, subleases, assignments, amendments, and brokerage agreements, and advises clients on all aspects of commercial leasing. Due to the impact of COVID-19, Caryn’s practice also includes representing landlords and tenants in negotiating payment deferrals and lease workout negotiations.
- Cathleen Cassidy represents owners and developers in complex transactional construction matters and international tenants in the negotiation of office and retail space leases. She drafts and negotiates license, access, design and construction agreements. As a litigator, Cathleen has experience litigating claims related to license and access agreements as well as construction contracts.
- Jonathan Hershberg represents management in all aspects of employment litigation, including federal and state wage-and-hour claims, claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and breach of contract. He also represents clients in the traditional labor context, providing them with advice and counsel as to such things as union organization issues and elections, contract negotiations and contract administration. Jon regularly appears before the National Labor Relations Board to both defend and prosecute charges of unfair labor practice.
- Jonathan Temchin works with small, medium and large businesses in all aspects of litigation, from initial case analysis and strategy through trial. He has broad experience and specialization representing and advising clients in complex commercial litigation matters.
- Sean Scuderi advises real estate industry clients, including institutional and individual owners in various commercial, real estate and construction business ventures and disputes. Sean’s experience ranges from negotiating and preparing construction, design, and neighboring property license agreements to representing clients in complex legal disputes in litigation, arbitration and mediation.
These promotions follow a dynamic period of strategic growth for Tarter Krinsky & Drogin as the firm strengthens its offerings to clients as a leading mid-size, full-service law firm.