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We educate our clients about how various aspects of the law can present them with both challenges and opportunities. Here we offer various informational pieces prepared by the firm and links to other items of interest, as well as occasional firm news. Material provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for actual legal advice.

 


Anthony T. Simari, Esq. Joins Holm & O’Hara LLP as Partner

Anthony T. Simari, Esq., joins Holm & O’Hara LLP as our newest partner effective September 1, 2018. Anthony will be working in the firm’s real estate practice, where his deep experience with complex transactions makes him an excellent addition to our team. Throughout his career, Anthony has represented clients in acquisition, development and financing of […]

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Estate Planning: The Fun and the Factual ​

Very few people enjoy estate planning. After all, who wants to think about why you need an estate plan in the first place? But as with many human endeavors, estate planning does have a lighter side. Here are five fun facts from Holm & O’Hara LLP lead Trusts & Estates Partner Chaya Biskin-Sitko, who compiled them […]

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Trusts & Estates Update – Spring 2018

As spring makes its slow, but eventual, arrival, it is a perfect time to evaluate your current state of affairs in light off your future goals and aspirations. Estate planning  is an integral part of financial planning that prepares you and your family for an uncertain future in the context of your wishes for your […]

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Altman Ruling Offers Clarity – and Opportunity – for NYC Real Estate Investors

On April 26, 2018, New York State’s highest court – the Court of Appeals – unanimously ruled in a case that had created significant uncertainty for owners and tenants of many multifamily buildings in New York City since 2014. In Altman v. 285 West Fourth LLC, tenant Richard Altman asserted that his apartment had been […]

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Promises and Pitfalls for
Real Estate Investors: The New Tax Law

A Conversation with Jason Ackerman, CPA There has been a tremendous buzz about the sweeping overhaul of the tax code enacted late last year, but most taxpayers are only just coming to grips with what the changes might mean for them. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, signed into law by President Trump […]

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The New Tax Law and You: Some Essentials

Chaya R. Biskin-Sitko, Esq. Every year around this time, our clients are concerned with tax planning strategies for both the prior and upcoming years.  This year, the concern was more palpable than ever due to the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” (“the Act”) signed into law on December 22, 2017.  The last time we saw […]

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Chaya R. Biskin-Sitko, Esq. Has Become a Partner At Holm & O’Hara LLP

Holm & O’Hara LLP is delighted to announce that effective January 1, 2018 Chaya R. Biskin-Sitko, Esq., has been made partner in the firm and is now the lead attorney in our trusts and estates practice.  Ms. Biskin-Sitko, Esq. holds a JD from New York Law School and is licensed to practice before New York […]

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Holm & O’Hara LLP Releases Estate Planning: “What is Truly Important to You” Brochure

Estate planning is a topic that most people would rather defer, for obvious reasons.  But it becomes a much more attractive subject once you understand its real purpose. Our publication, “What is truly important to you?” provides more information about strategic estate planning, including some composite case studies to show how different estate plan scenarios could […]

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NNN Properties:  An Opportunity for Real Estate Investors

Like everything else in the current global economy, investing in real estate is not quite as straightforward as it used to be.  Urban multifamily buildings, once almost exclusively the domain of smaller, family-owned concerns, are increasingly sought by larger – even corporate – investors.  The stresses of dealing with unpredictable operating expenses and even less […]

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December 2016 Trusts & Estates Update

As one year closes and another begins, it is useful to evaluate your current state of affairs in light of your future goals and aspirations. Estate planning is an integral part of financial planning that prepares you and your family for an uncertain future in the context of your wishes for your legacy. Click here […]

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