April 24, 2013
RTTP Counsel Christine R. Shiebler addressed the MacArthur Business Alliance on the topic: How NOT To Take Your Small Business Secrets To The Grave. She discussed how to provide your loved ones or business associates with ways to access your critical business data and the knowledge necessary to identify important information, should the need arise.
April 16, 2013
RTTP Partner John J. (Pete) Roe III is the author of an article entitled: "Roe Taroff Taitz and Portman ID Eight Estate Planning Myths".
March 27, 2013
Roe Taroff Taitz & Portman, LLP promoted Alison Mercado to the position of Office Manager/Administrator.
Previously, Ms. Mercado, who joined the firm a dozen years ago, was Creditor's Rights Law Department administrator.
March 21, 2013
RTTP Partners Lester P. Taroff and Elliott M. Portman addressed the Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce on the topic; "Credit Decisions and Consequences".
RTTP Counsel Christine Shiebler was a reference source in an article published in Newsday entitled: "Small Business: Your digital-info legacy".
RTTP Partner John J. Roe III has released an article entitled: "Business Property Sale & Purchase Checklist".
RTTP Counsel Christine Shiebler had an article published on page Eight of The Hauppauge Reporter, the official publication of the HIA, entitled: "Small Business Owners: Don't Take Your Secrets To The Grave"
You can download a copy of the article from our website.
RTTP Partner Steve Tatiz had an article pubished on page Seven of The Hauppauge Reporter, the official publication of the HIA-LI, entitled: "Seven Courtroom Secrets Every Executive Should Know".
You can download a copy of the article from our website.
October 30, 2012
RTTP Partner Steve Taitz published an article entitled: "4 Tips to Avoid Contract Conundrums"in New York Enterprise Report.
Elliott M. Portman Named a Fellow Of The Litigation Counsel of America
Roe Taroff Taitz and Portman Partner Joins Elite Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
September 11, 2012 -- Long Island attorney Elliott M. Portman of the law firm Roe Taroff Taitz & Portman, LLP has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Portman is a Partner in the firm's Creditors Rights Department and currently serves as Chair of the Creditors Rights Law Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association and Vice President of the Commercial Lawyers Conference of New York, the State's leading bar association for creditor's rights attorneys.
The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership. The number of Fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity and inclusion to align effectively, with recognition of excellence in litigation across all segments of the bar. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level, or are independent practitioners with recognized experience and accomplishment. In addition, the LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards among its Fellows.
August 28, 2012
RTTP Counsel to the Firm, Christine Shiebler, was quoted in a NY Press article regarding the race for Surrogate in New York County. Christine's quote helps to establish exactly what the Surrogate's Court does and why the election is so important.
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Fundraiser Honors Roe Taroff Taitz and Portman Partner
BOHEMIA, NY, August 15, 2012 -- For over half a century, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck in Center Moriches, NY has provided a place where children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities can experience the joys of boating, arts and crafts, music, adaptive sports and games, swimming campfires and more. The camp is funded in large part by the donations from area Rotary Clubs. This year, the Rotary Club of Patchogue 43rd Annual Fuoco Memorial Golf Festival will honor Roe Taroff Taitz and Portman partner Steven Taitz as it raises money for Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. Information about the event is available by contacting Stephanie Barry at 631-981-4364 or email@example.com. Camper, donation and volunteer information about Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is available at http://camppaquatuck.com/
"Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck helps children and young adults accomplish goals and enjoy outdoor activities that might otherwise be impossible," said Mr. Taitz. "The Rotary Club of Patchogue is excited to help the camp achieve its mission and I am honored to be recognized by the organization."
Steven Taitz is a founding partner of Roe Taroff Taitz and Portman where he concentrates his practice in state and federal litigation, particularly in the areas of creditors' rights, commercial litigation and criminal court matters. He has worked extensively with and lectured for the Suffolk County Academy of Law where he remains active. He is also a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and Commercial Law League of America. He served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Narcotics Unit and a Felony Division Chief under then State Attorney Janet Reno in Dade County, Florida. He is active in the community serving on the Board of Directors of the Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Center, the advisory board of the Brookhaven Youth Court, the Rotary Club of Patchogue and as a past trustee of the Bayport-Blue Point Public Library. Mr. Taitz holds a bachelors degree from John Hopkins University and a J.D. from the University of Miami, School of Law.
About Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck helps children and young adults ages 6-21 with physical and developmental disabilities achieve equality, dignity, and maximum independence through a safe and quality program of camping, recreation, and education in a structured, compassionate summer-time environment. Children are able to engage in a number of activities designed to broaden their horizons. The camp provides opportunities for social and personal growth within a supportive environment. Campers learn to try a variety of creative and challenging activities and experience success. Campers develop enhanced self-esteem which carries over to work, home, or school environments. For more information, please visit http://camppaquatuck.com/
Roe Taroff Taitz and Portman Partner Named to Lead Long Island Business Development Organization
Partner John J. Roe III Named President of Patchogue Business Improvement District; Steps Down as Village Justice of BellportVillage
Bohemia, NY – July 31, 2012 – Management of regional growth and development often brings stress to the business and residential communities involved. Long Island has a number of regional development organizations that work to create plans that can help resolve and relieve challenges faced by communities as they grow. John J. Roe III, a partner with Roe Taroff Taitz & Portman, LLP, has returned to the helm of the Patchogue Business Improvement District (BID); a group that helps the Long Island municipality manage regional growth and development. Mr. Roe was instrumental in the development of the Patchogue BID and served as its first president more than 20 years ago.
“The need for continuing development, planning and foresight is important as the organization enters its twenty-first year. The members of the Patchogue BID will lend their assistance and ideas to the growth of the district as the community changes. I am pleased to return to the role of president”, said Mr. Roe.
Patchogue Village has been lauded as a downtown that has “gotten development right.” It has seen substantial growth and development of its business district in the last two decades with the addition of workforce housing, vast development of the waterfront and a new multimillion dollar anchor complex at the Four Corners of Main Street which recently broke ground.
Mr. Roe served the BID for 10 years during his first term as president. He is no stranger to longevity of service. He recently stepped down as Village Justice in BellportVillage where he lives. He ran unopposed for 12 consecutive four-year terms as Justice. During his tenure, he presided over misdemeanors, vehicle and traffic violations and local code matters in the Village Court.
Mr. Roe is a partner with Roe Taroff Taitz & Portman where he assists the firm’s clients in estate planning, business and real estate matters. He recently served a two year term as Chairman of the Surrogate’s Court Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association. Mr. Roe holds a bachelors degree from BrownUniversity and received his J.D. from the University of Virginia.
July 17, 2012
RTTP Partner Elliott Portman published an article regarding Accounts Receivable issues.
Roe Taroff Taitz and Portman ID Five Clues a Customer is Not Going to Pay
Roe Taroff Taitz and Portman Announce Significant Suffolk County Bar Association Committee Appointments
Partner Elliott M. Portman Re-appointed to Chair of The Creditor’s Rights Law Committee
Christine R. Shiebler Appointed to Co-Chair of the Surrogate's Court Committee
Bohemia, NY - June 19, 2012 – The Suffolk County Bar Association, one of the largest voluntary bar associations in the State of New York which represents the lawyers of SuffolkCounty, has appointed two attorneys from Roe Taroff Taitz & Portman, LLP to chair significant association committees. Partner Elliott M. Portman has been appointed for a fourth term as chair of the Creditor’s Rights Committee. Counselor Christine R. Shiebler has been appointed to a two-year term as co-chair of the Surrogate’s Court Committee, a role that partner John J. Roe III most recently held.
“These independent appointments represent the confidence the Suffolk County Bar Association places in Roe Taroff Taitz and Portman attorneys and the high standing we hold among our peers,” said John J. Roe III, partner at Roe Taroff Taitz & Portman.
The committees meet to discuss a variety of topics including proposed, new and existing legislation, evolutions in society that affect the law, and specific problems that affect attorneys or the courts. The committees are comprised of lawyers, judges and law students, and they are designed to assist the Suffolk County Bar Association in its mission of "cultivating the science of jurisprudence, promoting reforms in the law, facilitating the administration of justice, elevating the standard of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession and cherishing the spirit of brotherhood among the members thereof."
Creditor’s Rights Law Committee
This Committee’s members consist of attorneys who concentrate their practice in the areas of debt collection and judgment enforcement. It is the Committee's function to educate its members and the larger Suffolk County Bar Association on issues and best practices in handling claims for non-payment of outstanding debts brought against both consumers and commercial entities.
The committee also monitors judicial decisions and demeanor in the larger Long Island region for items that might affect either the practice of law or the burden of proof required to prosecute claims brought. The Committee holds itself out as a resource to the larger Suffolk County Bar Association on questions regarding debt collection or judgment enforcement.
Surrogate’s Court Committee
This Committee’s members consist of attorneys who concentrate their practices in the areas of wills, trusts, estate administration and guardianships, as well as those attorneys who are member of the Surrogate's Court's law department. It is the Committee’s function to educate its members and others on issues handled under the jurisdiction of the Surrogate's Court, including decedent's estates and related matters.
The Committee also serves as a forum for dialogue between its members and the Surrogate's Court regarding legal and practice issues within the Court. The Committee makes efforts to also educate its members on legal issues related to its main function such as elder law and estate planning.
Elliott M. Portman is a partner with Roe Taroff Taitz & Portman whose concentration of practice is in federal and state litigation, particularly in the area of creditor's rights and commercial litigation. He represents both international and domestic clients with regard to liquidation of their accounts receivable. He has lectured in the past for the Suffolk County Academy of Law and The National Business Institute on collection of overdue accounts and law practice management. In addition, Mr. Portman also speaks with local civic groups on topics ranging from civil litigation to creditor and debtor relations, and with Long Island high school students regarding the dangers of credit card abuse. Mr. Portman holds a J.D. from The New England School of Law, Boston, MA.
Christine R. Shiebler is Counsel to the firm and concentrates her practice in the areas of wills, trusts and estates, elder law and real estate. She is a frequent lecturer in these areas and has been a lecturer for courses in the School of Professional and Graduate Studies at St. Joseph's College. Ms. Shiebler has also been a member of the Suffolk County Senior Citizens Advisory Board since 2006. Ms. Shiebler holds a JD from Boston University School of Law.
April 26, 2012
RTTP Partner Steve Taitz (left) was Master of Ceremonies at the Trailblazer District "Good Deed Award", sponsored by the Suffolk County Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
The Award was presented to fellow RTTP Partner, John J. ("Pete") Roe, III at the Bellport County Club.
The Members and Staff at the Firm congratulate Pete on his award. The Award and the man are both outstanding.
RTTP Partner, John J. ("Pete") Roe III, will be the Honoree at the Trailblazer District Good Deed Award sponsored by the Suffolk County Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The event will be held at Bellport Country Club on April 26, 2012. Pete is an Eagle Scout and has served as Vice President for Legal Affairs for the local Council for many years.
The Suffolk County Council delivers the Scouting program to about 20,000 youths and has over 5,000 adult volunteers in the County. The Council runs Camp Baiting Hollow in Calverton where local Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and adults experience camping activities and study merit badges to advance through the ranks. Only about 2% of Boy Scouts earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
"Pete" also was previously the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award, which recognizes adult volunteers for their service to the Scouting movement in the local Council area.
RTTP Partners John J. ("Pete") Roe III (right) and Lester P. Taroff inspect the fountains and surrounding grounds near our offices in Bohemia, NY.