Strategic, innovative, astute.

Joshua R. Bressler is a strategic business attorney who helps his clients and their advisors navigate complex and mission-critical business matters.

Clients value his deep insight and ability to create legal solutions that are both practical and multifaceted, as well as his tenacious advocacy when facing down an opponent.

Mr. Bressler’s practice encompasses several highly technical areas of business law, as well as litigation to support them:

Business

  • Intellectual property: trademark and copyright protection, licensing and distribution agreements, international licensing
  • Technology development, implementation and transfer
  • Internet, mobile and new media businesses
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Investor due diligence and opportunity evaluation
  • Business models, contracts, entity formation and other general business needs

Litigation

  • Intellectual property, Internet, defamation, and various commercial matters
Education
  • JD, cum laude, New York University (1992)
  • BSE, cum laude, Duke University (1989)
Admissions
  • State of New York
  • United States District Court – Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York
Professional Associations
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section
  • First Amendment Lawyers Association

MaryAnne F. Santini works primarily with multi-employer and government plans to craft benefit plans tailored to the specific needs of their union membership. She excels at finding creative solutions, bridging communication between parties, and making a direct and meaningful impact on her clients’ lives.

Ms. Santini specializes in:

  • Multi-employer benefit plans
  • Public sector benefit plans
  • Retirement Plans – Defined Contribution (DC) and Defined Benefit (DB)
  • Welfare Plans
  • ERISA Compliance
  • Drafting plan documents and summary plan description (SPD)
  • Withdrawal liability
Education
  • JD, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
    • Research Editor, Hofstra Law Review
    • Cum laude, Gina Maria Escarce Memorial Scholarship
  • BA, Marymount Manhattan College
    • Cum laude, Gold Key
Admissions
  • State of New York
Professional Associations
  • New York City Bar Association
Publications

Skilled in facilitating complex, multi-faceted, large-scale commercial real estate deals.

Anthony T. Simari has developed deep experience working with clients on high value real estate matters. Clients rely upon him to manage an array of issues, multiple elements and numerous parties to help them achieve their goals.

His practice includes:

  • Complex commercial real estate transactions
  • Real estate development deals
  • Real estate financing:
    • Permanent and bridge loans
    • Mezzanine financing
    • Construction mortgages
Education
  • JD, Brooklyn Law School
  • BA, with honors, Boston University
Admissions
  • State of New York
Professional Associations
  • New York State Bar Association – Real Property Law Section
  • The Real Estate Board of New York

Deeply committed to the principles of organized labor and the constantly changing laws that affect clients.

Vincent F. O’Hara combined a gregarious demeanor with a broad knowledge base and a creative approach to solving complex problems.

Mr. O’Hara primarily worked with union, governmental and multiemployer pension and benefit plans. He also served as counsel to a number of unions and related Taft-Hartley and governmental funds.

Mr. O’Hara’s clients relied on him to:

  • Monitor and enforce ERISA requirements.
  • Maintain tax exempt status.
  • Form and structure benefit funds.
  • Represent fund trustees in ERISA and other fiduciary matters.
  • Negotiate collective bargaining agreements on behalf of unions.
  • Provide representation in arbitrations, grievance hearings, organizing campaigns, administrative proceedings and litigation involving unions and benefit funds.
Education
  • JD, New York Law School
  • BA, Colby College
Admissions
  • State and Federal Courts – New York
  • United States District Court – Connecticut
  • Circuit Court of Appeals – Second and Third Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court
Professional Associations
  • New York State Bar Association
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefits

Trusting—and enduring—relationships with clients are key.

Michael L. Landsman is a measured—yet fierce—advocate for his clients’ interests and goals.

Clients find him tenacious, profoundly attentive to detail and readily available to answer questions and ease concerns. They also appreciate his entrepreneurial approach to both business and legal issues and ability to propose efficient legal solutions within an enterprise-wide context.

Mr. Landsman’s practice encompasses four main areas:

  • Real Estate: commercial and residential transfers, IRC §1031 like-kind exchanges, NNN leased properties.
  • Trusts & Estates: estate planning; trust and estate administration; and fiduciary services.
  • Business: contracts, entity formation, governance and transfers.
  • Civil Litigation: matters related to real estate, business and trusts and estates.
Education
  • JD, New York Law School
  • BA, New York University
Admissions
  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • State of Connecticut
  • United States District Court – Southern District of New York
Professional Associations
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Real Property Law Section
    • Trusts & Estates Law Section
    • Business Law Section
  • The Real Estate Board of New York
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
Publications

Well-rounded, experienced and understanding of clients’ goals.

William P. Holm has developed a broad-based practice serving the needs of closely held businesses and successful individuals.

Clients trust him to take on tough legal problems – and to get the right answers to even the most complicated questions.

Mr. Holm’s practice encompasses five main areas:

  • Real Estate: commercial and residential transfers and leasing.
  • Trusts and Estates: estate planning, trust and estate administration.
  • Litigation: commercial/contract disputes.
  • Business: entity formation, governance, financing, transfers, acquisitions and general contracts.
  • Not-for-Profit: entity formation, funding, administration and management.
Education
  • JD, New York Law School
  • BA, Bates College
Admissions
  • State and Federal Courts – New York
  • State and Federal Courts – Connecticut
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Languages
  • French

Compassionate and accessible counsel clients can rely on.

Steven E. Glass is a skilled and dedicated problem solver with wide-ranging experience in estate planning and estate administration matters as well as real estate and corporate transactions. Mr. Glass advises clients on best and practical approaches for ensuring that their long-term planning goals are realized. He also assists fiduciaries in administering trusts and estates.

Clients value his ability to present complex issues a in clear manner, and his steadfast pursuit to obtaining positive results.

Mr. Glass’ practice encompasses four main areas:

  • Estate Planning: preparing wills, advance directives, and various trusts, including living trusts and irrevocable life insurance trusts.
  • Estate Administration: specializing in estate administration from commencement to completion, including the preparation of probate and administration petitions and accompanying ancillary court documents, estate tax returns, formal and informal accountings, and final distribution of assets.
  • Real Estate: representing buyers and sellers in residential real estate transactions.
  • Business: entity formation, governance, transfers, and acquisitions and sales.
Education
  • JD, New York Law School (Two Year Honors Program)
  • MPP, Brown University
  • BS, Syracuse University
Admissions
  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
Professional Associations
  • New York State Bar Association

Determined and persistent advocate for clients’ interests.

Carol G. Dell is as steadfast in promoting her clients’ positions in negotiations, court proceedings, and formal hearings as she is meticulous in preparing the legal documents, plan documents, and motions to support them. She is committed to advising clients of the constantly changing and evolving laws and regulations that affect clients.

Ms. Dell works with union, governmental, and multi-employer pension and benefit plans. She also serves as counsel to a number of unions and related Taft-Hartley and governmental funds. Ms. Dell represents collective bargaining units and their associated benefit funds in various labor law matters, as well as employment law matters.

Ms. Dell’s clients retain and rely on her to:

  • Monitor and enforce ERISA requirements.
  • Advise on compliance matters involving multi-employer benefit plans, public sector benefit plans, retirement plans [(Defined Contribution (DC) and Defined Benefit (DB)], and Welfare Plans.
  • Form and structure benefit plans.
  • Provide representation in arbitrations, grievance mediations and hearings, administrative proceedings and litigation involving unions and benefit funds.
  • Provide representation in ERISA litigation and collection actions.
  • Represent fund trustees in ERISA and other fiduciary matters.
  • Advise on Withdrawal Liability matters.
  • Negotiate collective bargaining agreements on behalf of unions (private sector and public sector).
  • Provide representation in NLRB, EEOC and NY Human Rights Division proceedings concerning duty of fair representation issues, elections, employment discrimination claims and unfair labor practices claims.
  • Advocate in Bankruptcy actions in which her clients are creditors.
Education
  • JD, New York Law School
  • BA, State University of New York at Geneseo
Admissions
  • State of New York
  • United States District Court – Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York
  • United States Supreme Court
Professional Associations
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefits

Attentive counsel and creative advocacy.

Katherine M. Morgan is thorough and resourceful in helping clients create effective legal arguments to establish, bolster and defend their positions. She is highly attentive to detail, and clients benefit greatly from her careful listening, incisive memory, meticulous examination of documents and records, and her deft application of the law to a particular factual landscape.

Ms. Morgan represents collective bargaining units and their associated benefit funds in various ERISA and labor law matters, as well as employment law matters.

Clients typically engage Ms. Morgan to represent them in:

  • ERISA litigation and collection actions.
  • Arbitrations under their collective bargaining agreements, including contract interpretations, employee benefit issues and grievance mediations.
  • Railway Labor Act matters.
  • Internal grievance.
  • Bankruptcy actions in which they are creditors.
  • NLRB, EEOC and NY Human Rights Division proceedings concerning duty of fair representation issues, elections, employment discrimination claims and unfair labor practices claims.
Education
  • JD, Brooklyn Law School
    • Moot Court Honor Society
    • Articles Editor, Brooklyn Journal of International Law
  • BA, cum laude, Bucknell University
Admissions
  • State of New York
  • United States District Court – Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Professional Associations
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
Publications & Presentations
  • “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Towards a Definition of ‘Foreign Official’,” Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Fall 2012

We vigorously represent our business, individual, and estate clients in a wide range of legal actions, whether they are the plaintiffs or the respondents

The attorneys in our labor practice collaborate closely with our union clients, their business managers and members in a broad spectrum of areas

Holm & O’Hara LLP’s Trusts & Estates practice is dedicated to crafting effective estate plans that honor your wishes and safeguard your assets

Holm & O’Hara LLP’s attorneys have decades of experience representing purchasers, sellers, and borrowers in commercial and residential real estate matters