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Maria Gasparis, Managing Partner:

Formerly an Assistant District Attorney for the County of Suffolk (1996-1998) and an Associate of the Law Office of John C. Tsunis, Maria Gasparis has been a partner in our law firm since 1999 and Managing Partner since October 2014. Ms. Gasparis focuses her practice on representing lenders, borrowers, investors, developers and landlords in various aspects of real estate transactions including commercial and residential lending, commercial and residential zoning, acquisitions, sales and leasing. Ms. Gasparis also has extensive experience representing clients in landlord tenant proceedings, estate planning, probate and estate administration, matrimonial and family law, civil litigation and criminal law.

Ms. Gasparis received her Juris Doctor from Albany Law School of Union University (1996) and a Bachelors Degree from SUNY at Stony Brook (1992). Contact Maria Gasparis at mg@tg-law.net.

John C. Tsunis, Special Counsel:

Formerly an Associate with Meyer, English & Cianculli, P.C., John C. Tsunis opened his law practice in 1977, specializing in real estate, zoning, commercial transactions and banking law. He is the current chairman of the Long Island Advisory Board of Investors Bank. He is the former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Gold Coast Bank in Islandia, New York, and served as a member of its executive and loan committees. He is also the former Vice Chairman and General Counsel for Long Island Commercial Bank (Islandia, NY) and served as a member of its board of directors, executive committee, and loan committees. He is active in real estate development transactions, hotel management and development, a Member of the Board of Governors of Touro Law School, former Chairman of the Board of Directors of New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association, President of Tsunis Family Foundation Inc., past chair of the Stony Brook University Medical Center Children's Hospital Task Force and active in other philanthropic endeavors.

John Tsunis is Special Counsel to our firm and was Managing Partner until October 2014. Mr. Tsunis received a Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 1975 and is a graduate of New York University with Honors in Banking and Finance (1973). Mr. Tsunis has extensive experience representing clients in zoning, real estate transaction, contracts, commercial law, banking, foreclosure, business organization, estates and trusts, and landlord tenant matters. Contact John C Tsunis at jct@tg-law.net. LinkedIn.; johntsunis.com.; Gold Coast Bank.; Long Island Hotels.; New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association.; John Tsunis on Facebook.; John Tsunis on Google+.contactus@tg-law.net


Nicole Berkman:

Nicole Berkman joined Tsunis Gasparis LLP in October, 2018 as an Associate Counsel. She has experience in real property transactions, litigation, matrimonial law, wills and estate administration.

Ms Berkman is a proud graduate of Stony Brook University and Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center magna cum laude. While at Touro, she served as President of the Public Interest Law Organization. Her law school academic achievement awards include the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in her Rights of Children, Family Law Clinic, and Torts classes and the Brian Lord Award for Public Interest Law. Ms. Berkman is admitted to practice in the State of New York. She is also a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association. Nicole Berkman has met the SuperLawyers.com selection criteria and been awarded their Rising Star distinction for 2019. Contact Nicole Berkman at nab@tg-law.net

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In Memoriam:

LEONARD LUSTIG: We are deeply saddened on the passing of our dear friend and partner on March 31, 2012. We all cherish the memories of this outstanding man and we celebrate his life.

In Memoriam:

LAWRENCE M. KENNEY: We are deeply saddened on the passing of our dear friend and partner Lawrence Kenney on October 29, 2014. We will always reflect upon his accomplishments and the experiences we shared with this wonderful colleague and individual and will always remember his benevolence and adoration for family and friends. He will be missed and thought of often.


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