Rick M. Battino has been promoted to sales and service manager at TD Bank in Westbury. He was assistant manager at the Westbury location on Old Country Road. ***
John T. Schneidawin Jr. has been appointed branch manager of NEFCU in Huntington Station. He was a branch manager at Bethpage Federal Credit Union. ***
Jay M. Herman has been appointed co-chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association‘s condemnation and tax certiorari committee. He is a senior partner of Herman Katz Cangemi & Clyne in Melville.
Dr. Fabiola Milord has been appointed to theNew York State Dental Association‘s new committee on dental Medicaid, representing Nassau County. She is an instructor at New York University College of Dentistry and owns a dental practice in New Hyde Park.
Gregory C. Smith has been named trustee of theAmerican Council of Engineering Companies Retirement Trust. He is chief financial officer of H2M architects + engineers in Melville.
Melville-based Kuttin-Metis Wealth Management has appointed Ashley Lang to serve as partner in charge of its Rocky Hill, Conn. branch. One of the firm’s veteran financial advisers, Lang will divide her time between Kuttin Metis’ Long Island headquarters and the Connecticut office. ***
Patricia E. Salkin, dean of Touro Law Center in Central Islip, was appointed the Touro graduate and professional division interim provost. ***
Ryen Sherman was promoted to vice president at investment consultant Segal Rogerscasey in Manhattan. He previously was a senior consultant. ***
Marc Valente has been promoted to tax director in the private company services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Melville. He previously was a tax manager. ***
Daniel Baker joined East Meadow-based Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman as a partner in the real estate and land use and zoning practice groups. He concentrates his practice in real estate, zoning and land use and environmental law. ***
Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein has announced three new appointments:
Harold Ickes has been elected chairman of the board of directors. He is a member of the firm and will continue to serve as co-chair of the labor law practice group and of the government relations practice group. He also will continue to manage the firm’s Washington office. He works out of the Garden City, Manhattan and Washington offices and lives in Washington.
James D. Garbus has been named chair of the corporate law practice. He is a member of the firm and will also continue to serve as co-chair of the corporate finance practice group. He works out of the Garden City and Manhattan offices and lives in Manhattan.
Barry Peek has been named co-chair of the labor law practice. He is a member of the firm and will continue working with a client roster of more than 40 labor unions in the labor practice group. He works out of the Garden City and Manhattan offices and lives in Sag Harbor and Manhattan. ***
The Estate Planning Council of Nassau County in Mineola has announced eight new members have joined its executive board.
James T. Peluso, of Melville, is a certified trust and financial adviser and registered principal with Raymond James Financial Services in Melville.
Ilene D. Samuel, of Woodbury, is of counsel at the law firm of L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini in Garden City.
Christine Hallahan, of Floral Park, is a certified public accountant tax supervisor for accounting firm Castellano, Korenberg & Co. in Hicksville.
Kenneth Larson, of Westbury, is a senior consultant and certified public accountant for accounting firm Rynkar, Vail & Barrett in Mineola.
Robert A. Moro, of Hauppauge, is a chartered financial consultant, accredited estate planner and president of Pinnacle Strategies Inc. in East Setauket.
Alan E. Weiner, of Plainview, is a certified public accountant and a partner emeritus with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause in Melville.
Fran Peterson, of Great Neck, is an attorney in private practice in Great Neck.
Richard G. Chalifoux, of Islip, will serve as liaison to the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. He is managing director and senior trust officer at First Republic Trust Co. in Garden City. ***
AVZ has named long-time partner and 35-year company veteran Robert T. Quarté to the newly-created role of co-managing partner. Quarté will now share responsibility for vision, direction and leadership of the firm with Thomas J. Murray, who has headed the firm since 2001.
Together, they will continue to develop and promote the firm’s growing range of services for both individuals and businesses, including both traditional accounting functions and specialized consulting programs. They manage a team of over 80 accounting and consulting professionals and support staff who provide a broad range of services to a variety of closely held businesses and industries in the Long Island and NY-metro area. The promotion was previously announced to employees and in private communications to clients.
“Bob’s ability to provide leadership and his strong professional relationships makes him the ideal partner in leading AVZ and accelerating our growth,” Murray said. “Bob is a talented professional and trusted advisor both inside and outside of AVZ. His experience and guidance will be beneficial to our clients, employees and associates as we further execute our strategic initiatives to better serve all our stakeholders.”
Quarté joined the firm in 1980. He provides management advisory services, financial projections, business valuations, accounting systems and controls, estate planning and retirement planning. Outside of the office, Quarté is well-known for his professional affiliations and community involvement, including Long Island Cares and LIU Post’s Student Advisory Board. ***
Paige earned her juris doctor degree, with honors, from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where she was a N.Y. Constitutional Law issue editor and associate editor of the Touro Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Siena College.
Paige’s previous experience includes a legal internship at Barket, Marion, Epstein & Kearon; a federal judicial clerkship externship for the Eastern District of New York; a municipal law fellowship and an internship at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. ***
Robert specializes in patent and trademark work related to electrical engineering, software, business methods, consumer products and medical devices.
Prior to joining CDFS, Michal was a partner at Lucas & Mercanti in Manhattan. ***
Cullen and Dykman attorney Ariel E. Ronneburger has been named chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Committee. Ariel, a commercial litigator in the firm’s Garden City office, devotes a part of her practice to intellectual property litigation issues. The IP committee provides a source of information to practicing attorneys whose interests relate to patents, trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property matters. ***
She had worked in digital usability, including experience design and product development, at Citibank in Manhattan. ***
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage on Long Island and Queens honored Gail Carillo, a real estate broker associate in its Ronkonkoma regional office, and her team with an award for selling more houses in Long Island and Queens than any of its other teams in 2014. ***
Two attorneys and one paralegal from the Law Offices of John W. Giblin, Jr. have joined Farrell Fritz. Giblin’s Melville-based firm concentrated in estate planning, business succession planning, estate management and estate litigation.
John W. Giblin Jr., a Lloyd Harbor resident, is now counsel to Farrell Fritz, concentrating in trusts and estates law. He earned his juris doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Fairfield University. John is admitted to practice before all courts in New York State, as well as the United States Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Yeshim E. O’Donnell is also trusts & estates counsel. She earned her law degree from Fordham University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree from The Johns Hopkins University. Yeshim is admitted to practice in New York.
JoAnn Jostlin is a paralegal. ***
Rothberg is also chief of ophthalmology at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in Patchogue. ***