Five new attorneys recently joined Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane, LLC across its various practice areas. The attorneys – Lorraine Slavin, E. Parker Neave, Brooke E. Marcogliese-Debany, Nathan P. Pereira and Morgan E. Crabtree – serve to expand the veteran Greenwich firm’s reach within the tri-state area and beyond. A member of the Greenwich community for more than 38 years, the firm specializes in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate, trust and estate planning and administration, corporate and business law, aviation law, employment law, intellectual property, and tax planning and disputes.
“We are proud to welcome such a talented group of attorneys to our firm to further expand our real estate, trusts and estates and corporate/business sectors for our clients. We are confident that these attorneys will help us continue serving our community with the personalized dedication and commitment to excellence that Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane has become known for over the past 38 years,” said Jonathan Wells, Managing Partner of the firm.
“This is a great group and combined with our other outstanding attorneys, Charlie (Tusa), Ben (Last), Tom (Spellane), John (Tesei) and I know that the legacy of the firm is in excellent hands,” said Frank J. Gilbride, Founding Partner.
Lorraine Slavin was named Partner and practices in the area of residential real estate. She was previously a partner in the Greenwich office of Day Pitney for 18 years. Slavin brings more than 25 years of extensive experience negotiating purchase and sales agreements, analyzing title issues, reviewing property surveys, negotiating construction contracts and architect agreements, and completing closings for purchasers and sellers.
E. Parker Neave was named Partner and advises individuals and families on the techniques available to preserve and transfer wealth and achieve the client’s testamentary objectives. He provides counsel on all matters relating to probate and the orderly administration and accounting of trust and estate assets and advises several institutional banks in their fiduciary capacities as executor and trustee in New York and Connecticut. He was previously a partner in the New York City office of Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP and has more than 25 years of experience concentrating on estate and trust planning, estate and trust administration, not-for-profit corporations and residential real estate.
Brooke E. Marcogliese-Debany joins the firm as Senior Counsel and formerly served in that capacity with the Greenwich office of Day Pitney. She practices in the Private Clients Group and has extensive experience representing lenders and high net worth individuals in connection with a wide variety of residential real estate transactions, including leasing, financing, selling, purchasing, developments and construction.
Nathan P. Pereira joins the firm as Senior Counsel in the firm’s business and corporate department. He advises private companies on risk management, corporate governance and employment matters as well as business owners in their confidential matters. He concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law, intellectual property law, business mergers and acquisitions, private equity financing including private placement offerings, representation of investment advisors and broker/dealers and entity selection. Additionally, he leverages his past experience as a director of an international art gallery in representing galleries, artists, art foundations and art brokers.
Morgan E. Crabtree joins the firm as an associate in the Firm’s Private Clients Group concentrating in estate planning, estate administration and tax planning. Crabtree has experience in non-profit formation and works extensively with several private charitable foundations. A Greenwich native, she is a recent graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law, magna cum laude, with a concentration in taxation.
Since 1983, the Greenwich and NYC based law firm of Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane has provided representation to individuals and families in personal and business matters. It serves entities as varied as private equity firms and hedge funds, department stores, real estate developers, aircraft management and charter companies, manufacturers, banks, franchisors/franchisees, closely-held entities, restaurants, hotels and entrepreneurs. The firm also has offices in New Canaan, Connecticut, Pelham, New York and Naples and Palm Beach Florida. The firm assembles an extensive team or supplies a dedicated individual, as the needs of the client require, in order to best obtain a favorable outcome. For more than 38 years, the firm’s clients have received experienced and personal assistance in making legal decisions. The firm is dedicated to providing clients with the depth of knowledge typically available only at large law firms but with the prompt, attentive service and competitive fees for which smaller firms are known. For more information, visit http://www.gtlslaw.com.