Bousquet Holstein PLLC Elects Five New Members

Posted on January 4, 2023

Bousquet Holstein PLLC is pleased to announce that attorneys Cameron T. Bernard, Georgia G. Crinnin, Laura T. Hedge, Rosemary F. Lepiane, and Michael W. Tyszko have been elected Members of the firm.

Cameron T. Bernard joined the firm in 2015 and is part of the firm's Trust and Estates and Employee Benefits Practice Groups. Bernard advises individuals and families in all aspects of estate planning including business succession, estate tax, and Medicaid planning. Additionally, he provides guidance to Executors, Trustees, and beneficiaries throughout the administration of estates and trusts. Bernard also advises employers with the design, implementation and administration of pension and employee benefit plans, including tax-qualified retirement plans, 403(b) plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, cafeteria plans, and other fringe benefit plans.  Bernard received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law and a bachelor's degree in business administration from University at Buffalo where he graduated magna cum laude.

Georgia G. Crinnin joined the firm in 2017 and is part of the firm's Trusts and Estates and Litigation Practice Groups. Crinnin represents both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in trust and estate litigation matters. Her litigation experience allows her to efficiently guide fiduciaries to administer estates and trusts properly and without opposition. She also advises individuals on all aspects of their estate planning, including special planning for disabled or elderly family members. Crinnin was recognized as a Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Star in 2022 and received the CNY Business Journal's 40 under Forty award in 2020. Crinnin earned her Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminal Justice from SUNY University at Albany where she graduated magna cum laude.

Laura T. Hedge joined the firm's Ithaca office in January 2022 and is part of the Divorce and Family Law and Litigation Practice Groups.  Hedge handles matters in all areas of domestic relations litigation including divorce, equitable distribution, enforcement, and modification proceedings, and negotiates complicated pre and postnuptial agreements, financial settlements, and custodial agreements. Hedge is a cum laude graduate of St. Bonaventure University and earned her Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, Hedge practiced in New York City for more than seven years where she focused on complex, high-net-worth matrimonial and family law litigation.  Hedge is a member of the New York State Bar Association, committee on Families and the Law; the New York Women's Bar Association, committee on reproductive rights; the Tompkins County Bar Association; and the Finger Lakes Women's Bar Association. She was named a Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Star for five consecutive years (2017 through 2021) and a Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Star for 2022.

Rosemary F. Lepiane joined the firm in 2019 and is part of the Divorce and Family Law, Collaborative Law and Mediation, and Litigation Practice Groups. Lepiane litigates all aspects of divorce, including complex cases involving equitable distribution, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, custody, maintenance, and child support disputes. Lepiane is trained in Mediation and Collaboration which allows her practice to focus on realistic outcomes and creative problem solving outside of the court system. Additionally, she has extensive experience in drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements supported by her knowledge of real estate, tax, and bankruptcy law as they relate to matrimonial and divorce matters. Lepiane is a cum laude graduate of St. John Fisher College and Syracuse University College of Law. Prior to joining Bousquet Holstein, she led her own practice and served as Assistant Corporation Counsel and a Hearing Examiner for the City of Syracuse. Lepiane is currently the Vice President of the Central New York Collaborative Family Law Professionals Board of Directors and serves on the Board of Directors for the CNY Women's Bar Association.

Michael W. Tyszko originally joined the firm in 2014 as a law student Summer Associate. He practices in the firm's Business and Tax Practice Groups with a focus on economic development incentives, including brownfield and other tax credits, in addition to a broad range of business matters. Tyszko works with clients to understand and make use of the various tax incentives that may be available for real estate development projects and other business ventures. He also works with businesses and their owners in all phases of the enterprise cycle and advises clients regarding cybersecurity and data privacy matters. Tyszko received the CNY Business Journal's 40 under Forty award in 2022 and was previously named a Pro Bono Champion by the Volunteer Lawyers Project of CNY. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Redhouse Arts Center and the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble, and previously served on the board of CNY Jazz Arts Foundation. Tyszko earned his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Syracuse Law Review. He earned his bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Michigan, where he was a Stamps Scholar.

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