Welcome to the
Long Island Professional Network

A Business Development Networking Group with a Philanthropic Heart

Our Mission

Make Business Connections

In business, it’s not always what you know, but sometimes who you know. One of our main goals is to help other like-minded professionals connect with the right people to help grow their businesses.

Give and Get Referrals

Unlike other networks that mandate giving referrals, our group has been organically designed to make giving and getting referrals easy and fun. Once you know what each of our members can do, you’ll quickly learn how you can help their businesses and how we can help you.

Learn How to Network

Whether you’re a seasoned Networker or new to the world of Networking, you will always feel welcome at our meetings.

Create an Inner Circle

Wouldn't it be great to have people around you that you feel comfortable referring your clients to Being able to help your clients in this way, solidifies your relationship and minimizes the possibility of your clients being introduced to a competitor

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Come visit the Long Island Professional Network! Our mission to provide opportunities for members to network with other professionals, share their best business practices and learn from others, and to be each other’s dedicated salesforce. We come to the table with specialized expertise and do our best to refer and generate business for our members.

Prior to the pandemic, we met at 7:00 am, every Wednesday at the Apollo Diner, located at 630 Merrick Avenue in East Meadow. (Click here to see a map.)

We are currently meeting weekly via Zoom and will continue to do so until we are able to safely meet in person again.

Our meetings follow a format that includes a forum for both members and guests to speak and showcase their business. In addition to supporting each other in business, we believe in supporting our community in philanthropic endeavors supporting the local communities of Long Island through toy and food drives, sponsoring of activity leagues for children, and volunteering our time at soup kitchens and children’s organizations.

We are a one-profession based organization, so please review our current roster. If you do not see anyone in your specific field, we encourage you to ask to visit one of our meetings. You will have the chance to speak about your field of work and the types of referrals you are looking for.

Meet Our Members

Department #1

Angela Kim

Credit Repair Consultant

Dennis Realmuto

Professional Irrigation

Diane Santonino

Employee Benefits Specialist

Eileen Devaney

Speech Pathology

Gyll Sbrocchi

Senior Residential Loan Officer​

John D’Angelis

Elder Care & Advocacy

John Sparacio

Exterminator

Kim Goldstein

Real Estate Attorney

Kristen Devaney

Mediator & Collaborative Lawyer

Leo Fernandez

Property & Casualty
Insurance Agent

Linda Herskowitz

Skin Care

Lynda Leone

Real Estate Agent

Massimo Santoli

Trusts & Estates Attorney

Merrill Loechner

Marketing Consultant &
Podcast Producer

Michael Borg

Commercial Collection Law
Minor Traffic Matters

Nancy Bauman

Travel Agent

Nicholas Pititto, CFP®

Financial Adviser

Nicole Romaniello

Architectural Design Solutions

Stephanie Castro

Personal & Business Banking

Stuart Tash

Certified Public Accountant

Theresa Clark

Personal Injury Attorney

Tod Cagan

Merchant Solutions

Tony Wladyka

Business Law

Vincent Tamburello

Real Estate Appraisals

Tom Nohs

Cyber Security

Patrick Hackett

Personal Injury Attorney

Sherri Zaret-Gerber

Title Insurance

Patrick Rodgers

Permit Expediter

Richard T. Maher

Commercial Real Estate Financing

Derek Rodriguez

Loan Originator Outside Sales

Angelo Santomauro

Title Insurance

Jeffrey Ettenger

Employment Law

Ouida Duncan

iPEC Certified Professional Coach

Jessica Braunstein

Workers' Comp Attorney

Phil DePaul

Property Damage Specialist

Zohair "Z" Yasin

Web Development

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Angela Kim

Angela Kim

Credit Repair Consultant

Credit Repair Boss

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Angela is a bilingual Senior Credit Consultant at Credit Repair Boss, a credit restoration startup that launched in 2015. She has been a credit consultant for the past 4 years, managing face-to-face and phone consultations for key clients. Angela is highly motivated, result-driven and places her focal point on educating clients on saving money and being prepared financially for the future.

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Dennis Realmuto

Dennis Realmuto

Irrigation Systems

Professional Irrigation

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Dennis Realmuto is President of Professional Irrigation, a company with 40 years experience providing efficient, quality irrigation systems. Serving all of Long Island, they perform sprinkler system service and installation, drainage services, as well as landscape and holiday lighting and LED conversion.

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Diane Santonino

Diane Santonino

Employee Benefits Specialist

Allied Wealth Partners, Inc.

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Diane is the President of Monarch Insurance Brokerage, Inc. with 30 years of experience providing business and personal insurance/consulting. Diane is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM). Diane currently holds the FINRA Series 7, 6, 63 and 65 licenses. In addition, Diane has her insurance licenses in life, accident and health and variable annuities. Diane has extensive experience with providing complete health insurance coverage options to her clients in addition to working with her clients on wealth management and life insurance planning. Prior to owning her own Insurance Company, she began her career as a Registered Representative and Manager for New York Life Insurance Company and spent three (3) years at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor. Since joining the insurance/financial industry in 1989 Diane has been a top performer. She has earned many industry and company awards including President’s Council, Executive Council, Million Dollar Round Table and was honored as The Leading Sales Associate and Rookie of the Year all for superior performance. Diane has continued to increase her production at the Centurion level since 1989. Diane has written many articles for the Life Insurance SELLING Magazine. Diane also participated in 2 Triathlons one in 2008 for Leukemia & Lymphoma with the Team in Training and was the Leading fundraiser and in 2009 for Prostate Cancer and was also the Top 2 fundraiser.

She also offers Professional Employer Organization (PEO’s) – which provide comprehensive HR solutions for small and mid-size businesses. Payroll, benefits, HR, tax administration, and regulatory compliance assistance are some of the many services PEOs provide to businesses. Some of the companies we partner with on the PEO Platform are ADP, Insperity, TriNet, Justworks, Extensis.

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Eileen Devaney

Eileen Devaney

Speech Pathology

S.E.E.D.S. of the Willistons, Inc.

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Eileen M. Devaney MS. CCC-SLP has more than 35 years of experience as a speech pathologist. She is the Director and Owner of S.E.E.D.S. of the Willistons, Inc. She has worked in the public school system and has been in private practice since 1983. She has worked with both CPSE and CSE students continually throughout her career. She received her education and training from Hunter College and Adelphi University. Eileen has attended many conferences and workshops to keep up to date with current speech trends. She attends the annual ASHA conference and is also PROMPT trained. Eileen is also certified in Accent Modification by Compton’s P-ESL. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association (NYSSLHA), Long Island Speech-Language Hearing Association (LISHA), and a member of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA). She has received the A.C.E. Award from ASHA for recognition for continuing education studies for the past several years.

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Gyll Sbrocchi

Gyll Sbrocchi

Senior Residential Loan Officer

Teachers Federal Credit Union

Unpaid Bills Give Me The Thrills

I have been a residential loan officer specializing in Reverse Mortgages for over 15 years. One of the best products that offer options to seniors with limited income or have missed mortgage payments or have tax liens. I love helping the senior community so that they can live the retired life that they have worked so hard to achieve and deserve. Whatever your needs are, I am here to help.

When I am not working I love spending time with my husband, 2 children, and 3 dogs. I have been golfing for over 9 years and have recently taken up pickleball. My family and I are NY Jet season ticket holders and lifelong NY Islander Fans.

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John D'Angelis

John D’Angelis

Elder Care & Advocacy

Long Island Family & Elder Care (LIFEC)

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LIFEC is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping the elderly, disabled and handicapped who are unable to care for themselves but want to remain in their homes. LIFEC provides expert assistance from start to approval of Community Medicaid and regular Medicaid applications. Our team consists of attorneys and talented professional support staff that are attentive to your needs. We understand that each client has a unique set of circumstances that require specialized planning. LIFEC will work diligently to create an appropriate plan to meet those needs. Our goal is to work with families and loved ones and never turn someone away because of very limited resources. Our fees are determined by a sliding scale based on need. LIFEC has successfully secured approved applications for those in need and for those with considerable net worth, at a fraction of the cost others could charge. LIFEC also operates a thrift, collectibles, and antique store at 2034 Newbridge Rd. Bellmore. The revenue helps offset some of the operational costs associated with our mission. LIFEC has satelite office locations in Plainview, Northport, Long Beach and Kew Gardens, Queens. Monetary, clothing, furniture and other items are welcome donations. Donation receipt letter is available for tax purposes within the tax law rules and regulations.

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John Sparacio

John Sparacio

Exterminator

Bugz "R" Us Pest Control

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Recently retired as an NYPD Tow driver for 35 years. I started Bugz R US Pest Control in 1994. I offer safe and effective pest control services at some of best prices around. No nonsense, no contracts required, just the best service at the best prices. Period.

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Kim Goldstein

Kim Goldstein

Real Estate Attorney

Gates & Goldstein, LLP.

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Gates and Goldstein provide premiere legal guidance specializing in insurance, transportation and real estate. This family owned Rosyln Firm was founded in 1965 by Richard M. Gates who, together with his daughter and partner, Kim Goldstein, provides professional and extremely personalized service to their clients.

Richard attended Brooklyn Law School and has been admitted to practice in the State of New York since 1964.

Kim attended St. John’s Law School and has been admitted to practice in the State of New York since 1998.

Gates and Goldstein acts as counsel to insurance companies, risk managers, adjusters, self-insured businesses, courier and messenger services, and motor carriers. In addition to its trial and appellate practice, the firm serves the insurance and transportation industries in the areas of coverage analysis, reinsurance, corporate and regulatory matters, and defense of property and personal injury claims.

They further specialize in all areas of real estate including purchases, sales and leasing of all residential and commercial properties, defense of property violations, resolution and clearance of title issues, mortgage modifications and defense of foreclosure proceedings.

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Kristen Devaney

Kristen Devaney

Mediator & Collaborative Lawyer

Berner Law & Mediation Group

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Kristen Devaney is a collaborative lawyer and mediator committed to helping families as they navigate the overwhelming transition involved in restructuring a family.

During her decade of experience as a divorce litigator, she witnessed first-hand the negative impact that the court process can have on families in resolving their tumultuous and emotionally complex family-related conflicts within the boundaries of the impassive law. She developed enormous pride in bringing contested matrimonial matters to resolution and as her career progressed, she became a strong believer in obtaining favorable and creative solutions to resolve the terms of a divorce rather than engaging in expensive and protracted litigation. She sought a process that prioritizes sensitivity and sensibility during the transition that occurs during a divorce and in that pursuit, she joined Berner Law & Mediation Group, which promotes personalized and creative resolutions to family conflict while preserving relationships.

Kristen received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. She spent two years working as a paralegal at a top New York City law firm and then attended Catholic University Columbus School of Law. While in law school, Kristen served as an editor for the Law Review and worked as a Research Assistant for a professor specializing in criminal law and families. After graduating law school, she settled on Long Island where she currently lives with her husband and four spirited boys.

Kristen truly believes that engaging in the route of collaborative and /or mediated solutions is the only context in which family issues can be decided while maintaining controlled, dignified, and practical solutions. She has adopted a type of advocacy that allows for a process that empowers families to take control of the process as they seek to reposition themselves, their children, and their financial circumstances.

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Leo Fernandez

Leo Fernandez

Property and Casualty Insurance Agent

Allstate Insurance Company

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The Fernandez Agency offers all types of Property and Casualty Insurance including: Auto, Home, Renters, Business, Commercial Auto, and Individual and Commercial Liability. Call us for a personalized review of your current policies and a detailed quote.

I am so proud to represent Allstate Insurance Company in the Westbury area. I have been an Exclusive Agent for Allstate since April of 1997 and hope to continue for many years to come. Prior to my current position with Allstate Insurance Company, I was a Claims Manager with another major insurance companies for over 10 years. Leo established his Allstate Insurance Agency in 1997 in Hempstead, NY and moved to my current location in Westbury in 2012.

Being part of the community is very important to me, so I get involved at any opportunity I can. I have been past President of The Hempstead Chamber of Commerce where I served in that position for 7 years. I was named to the Nassau County Youth Board in 2013 and am an active member of these organizations: The Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Molloy College Board on Multicultural Concerns, The Greater New York March of Dimes, Nassau County University Medical Center Community Board, Board President of Circulo de la Hispanidad, Inc (a non-profit organization that serves minority children and adults), The Hempstead for Hofstra Scholarship Committee, H.E.V.N. of Nassau County (Help End Violence Now) and the Hempstead Civilian Police Academy. I also represented The Hempstead Chamber of Commerce on the Equal Opportunity Commission of Nassau County and C.E.D.C. Board of Directors.

The goal of my team is to give you the best personalized service we are able to. We promise to receive you with a smile and a hearty “Good Morning!” So, come on by or give us a call. We’ll be waiting.

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Linda Herskowitz

Linda Herskowitz

Skin Care

Mary Kay Cosmetics

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I’ve been an advanced product consultant/Sales Director with Mary Kay cosmetics for 38 years, my goal is to make every woman I come in contact with feel important. I’m enriching women’s lives one face at a time. Mary Kay is a company that empowers women with opportunities. How old you are is your business how young you now look is mine.

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Lynda Leone

Lynda Leone

Real Estate Agent

Realty Connect USA LLC.

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Lynda has been successfully selling real estate since 1995. She began her career selling new construction in a family owned business and is currently working with Realty Connect USA. Lynda earned a degree in Interior Design from The Metropolitan Institute of lnterior Design and established her own business for several years while continuing to work in her family’s business.

With this background in design Lynda has helped numerous families “stage” their homes to attract more buyers and obtain top dollar for their homes. Lynda’s knowledge of construction together with her degree in Interior Design adds to her expertise as a Realtor. She prides herself in “Knowing Homes Inside and Out”

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Massimo Santoli

Massimo Santoli

Trusts & Estates Attorney

Seltzer Sussman Heitner LLP

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Massimo A. Santoli is an attorney and a Certified Public Accountant and has been practicing law since 1997. He is duly admitted to practice law in the State of New York, Florida and New Jersey. He is a graduate of: St. John’s University, Summa Cum Laude, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting; Hofstra University School of Law, Cum Laude, where he received his Juris Doctorate; and New York University School of Law where he was conferred an LL.M. in Taxation. Massimo was formerly a Senior Tax Associate in the Tax and Legal Services department of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, one of the most prominent accounting firms in the world, from August 1997 to August 2000. From August 2000 to October 2004, Massimo was a Trusts & Estates Associate with the Law Offices of Jeffrey M. Novick (formerly known as Novick & Heitner, LLP) in Garden City, New York. Thereafter, Massimo established his own law practice in 2004 focusing primarily on estate planning and administration, wealth preservation, succession planning, estate litigation (including contested probate and accounting matters), tax and Article 81 guardianship proceedings. From August 2007 to February 2011, Massimo was an Associate in the Estate & Tax Planning/Probate Law & Estate Administration department of Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, and then the Associate in charge of the Trusts & Estates department at Ackerman Levine Cullen Brickman & Limmer LLP (now known as McLaughlin & Stern LLP). In March 2011, Massimo re-established his own law practice. In addition, Massimo has been serving as Of Counsel to the law firm of Seltzer Sussman Heitner, LLP with its offices in Jericho, New York, assisting the firm with its trust and estate planning, estate administration, guardianship and whole host of litigation matters. While recognizing the fact that litigation is often necessary, Massimo is a strong proponent of working diligently to find an amicable resolution that benefits all parties involved without the need for protracted litigation. Massimo is also certified to serve as a Guardian ad Litem and Court Evaluator by the Office of Court Administration and has been fortunate enough to serve in such respective capacities in numerous contested and uncontested proceedings. In addition, Massimo is a member of the New York State Bar Association and its Trusts and Estates Law Section and is also a member of the Florida Bar Association and its Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. Massimo has also served as a mentor in the Lawyers Involved in Kids Education (LIKE) program to promote education and foster growth of elementary school students and as a mentor to Jericho middle / high school students to promote education and adolescent development.

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Merrill Loechner

Merrill Loechner

Marketing Consultant & Podcast Producer

Smith Douglass Associates

Helping Tell Your Story to the World
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I have been working in marketing, communications, and business development for my entire career. From small technology start-ups to multi-national corporations, I have worked with companies around the world to find new clients and fresh markets.

Now as an independent consultant, I help small and growing businesses find their voice and tell their stories.

Is your product or service so complex you end up infodumping on potential clients and getting them completely confused and overwhelmed? I can help.

Is your product or service so common that there are thousands of others the sell what you sell or do what you do, and you are desperately trying to differentiate yourself? I can help.

Do you want potential customers to be just as excited and enthusiastic about what you do as you are? I can help.

Whether you need just a bit of coaching to get your story told right, or an entire suite of marketing programs to help you reach your audience, I can help.

No one loves a sales pitch – everyone loves a good story.

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Michael Borg

Michael Borg

Commercial Collection Law
Minor Traffic Matters

Soffer, Rech & Borg, LLP

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Michael earned his BA in Political Science from Stony Brook University in 1985 and went on to earn his JD at Western New England College (now University!) in 1988 and was admitted to practice in New York in 1989.

Throughout his career Michael has represented both major insurance companies as well as small businesses in commercial litigation and commercial collection matters. He has litigated contractual breaches to judgment and has collected millions of dollars for his clients. Michael views the litigation process as a chess game where the strategy of anticipating the ‘next move’ of the adversary is key and the goal is, of course, to win the game – or obtain judgment on behalf the client – in as few ‘moves’ as possible.

When the litigation process takes that inevitable wrong turn, Michael has had success on the appellate level overturning poor decisions and affirming proper ones. In many instances where an appeal is ‘lost’ on the particular facts of a case, Michael’s legal arguments based upon his previously established precedents remain upheld. Among his cases are, Ormond Park Realty Inc v. Round Hill Development Corp., 699 N.Y.S.2d 116, (Appellate Division, 2nd Department, 1999) determining whether or not a real estate broker has earned his or her commission and Burlington Ins. Co. v. Casur Corp., 123 A.D.3d 965 (Appellate Division, 2nd Department, 2014) involving an insurance company’s prima facie entitlement to judgment for unpaid premiums and whether the lack of discovery is a bar to the granting of summary judgment; which remain as leading cases in those areas.

Michael has also represented clients in residential real estate transactions and in minor traffic matters.

Michael has served penance for being a lawyer for five years in the early 90’s as President of his co-op board in Great Neck, NY and more recently for several more years as a Member of his homeowners association in Melville, NY.

Paying it forward, Michael has taught various business law classes as an Adjunct Professor at Briarcliffe College and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Western New England University School of Law Alumni Association where he has served as a Moot Court Judge and mentor to law students and newly minted attorneys. Michael is also a co-founder and Board Member of The Honeysuckle Foundation for Children with Cancer, formed in 2003 supporting psycho-social and child life programs that deal with quality of life issues that families face in combating cancer.

A cautiously optimistic Jets and Mets fan, Michael spends his spare time kayaking with friends and family, fishing (and hopefully catching!) around Long Island or enjoying its North Fork wineries and restaurants.

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Nancy Bauman

Nancy Bauman

Travel Agent

Dream Travel By Nancy

The internet is for looking, travel agents are for booking
I have been a travel advisor since 2009. I love helping people plan a vacation that will give them lasting memories. Everyone has different wants and needs, and I am happy to help couples, families, or groups meet or exceed their expectations.Whether returning from an ocean cruise, a river cruise, an All-Inclusive, Safari, European vacation or anywhere else, it brings me great satisfaction to receive a note or a “shout out” on social media, thanking me for a wonderful trip. I look forward to working with my existing clients and anyone else who would like my help.

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Nicholas Pititto, CFP®

Nicholas Pititto, CFP®

Financial Adviser

Prudential

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As a Financial Advisor with Prudential, I provide financial services designed to support and build towards your financial goals. Myself and my team provide advice-based solutions as fiduciaries. I graduated from Marist College with a Business Degree. I played Division-1 College Football and worked for the New York Jets as an intern out of College. I have two older siblings and my parents are married 38 years!

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Nicole Romaniello

Nicole Romaniello

Architectural Design Solutions

Synergy Electrical Sales

Empowering businesses one loan at a time!

I help Architects, Interior Designers, Homeowners, Contractors, and Building Management.

I joined the Synergy Team in 2020. Synergy is a Sales Rep Agency but not your typical Rep Agency. We all work as a team and not individual salespeople. I am in the Architectural Sales Dept. I am the Shade Specialist for Rollease Acmeda Shades. I help customers to control any natural lighting solutions problems due to glare from the sun, too much heat coming from the glass and making the space more comfortable.

I also work with some of the many Architectural lines i.e. Lighting Interior and Exterior, Decorative Lighting, Acoustical, EV Charging, and many other Manufacturers on our line card.

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Stephanie Castro

Stephanie Castro

Personal & Business Banking

Flagstar Bank

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Commercial/Business Banking and personal banking of business owners

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Stuart Tash

Stuart Tash

Certified Public Accountant

Stuart B. Tash, CPA

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I help people who have tax problems. Tax problems come in 3 main varieties: People who owe back taxes in excess of $20,000; people who need to file back tax returns even if the government owes them money; and people who have to prepare for a tax audit. In all cases, I help the client by reviewing their situation and coming up with a plan to resolve it. In the case of back taxes owed, we look at the various assessments including taxes due states as well as the IRS, and determine if there are penalties that can be abated, if they qualify for an offer in compromise, can their account be put on “hold” due to their current financial circumstances, and what type of installment arrangement will they qualify for. Regarding filing back tax returns we need to see which years are due. Refunds are only available where a tax return is filed within 3 years of the original due date. If a return with an overpayment is filed after the 3 year period has elapsed, the taxpayer will not receive a refund. This rule is followed by several states as well as the IRS so time is of the essence in claiming refunds for prior years by filing delinquent tax returns. Concerning audit preparation, we review the items being examined and organize the documentation presented to the examiner so that the audit proceeds quickly and efficiently.

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Theresa Clark

Theresa Clark

Personal Injury Attorney

Clark Law Group, P.C.

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I am an accomplished attorney with 20 years of experience and I am driven by the desire to right the wrongs of others. I was once a personal injury plaintiff myself after a pedestrian accident, I am now the highest rated personal injury attorney in Melville, NY and in 2021, was awarded a spot on Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. My primary focus is on assisting injured parties and their loved ones, providing personal attention and devoting her time to each client. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional legal representation and securing significant monetary outcomes for our clients. At Clark Law Group PC, we are proud to be a leading legal firm dedicated to providing exceptional legal services in New York’s five boroughs and Long Island. With our extensive expertise and unwavering commitment to our clients, we have built a reputation for excellence and integrity in the legal industry. Specializing in personal injury and medical malpractice, our team will stop at nothing to assure that you receive the justice and compensation that you deserve.

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Tod Cagan

Tod Cagan

Founder and President

Zika Corp

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Tod Cagan is the founder and President of Zika Corp. Established in Long Island, New York in 2011.

As a graduate of Nassau Community College in 1997, Tod began his career in the Materials Handling industry. This lead to his understanding of supply chain logistics and cost saving measures in retail and wholesale distribution environments.

It was around 2008 that Tod was asked by his client about cost reduction in the front office and store location. That is when Tod became enamored with the Merchant Processing field, and the equipment he could provide.

Tod became an agent for Value Merchant Services, Elevon and then later, National Debit Card. After realizing that certain clients had unique requirements, Tod sought out other processing solutions and equipment from various, competitive vendors. This led to the creation of Zika Corp.

Zika Corp has become the Leader in Cost Saving Merchant Solutions for Small Businesses. We operate in all 50 states, and Canada.

A common mistake for a client is to believe that they must use the credit card processor that their bank tells them to. Keep in mind that the banks are NOT the credit card processors and that they DO receive a commission from their affiliate credit card processor.

Often times we can help to lower the rates and have the fees adjusted with your current processor. We do this at absolutely no cost to you. Many times, we pair our partner merchants with processors that are more suitable to their unique requirements.

The bottom line is the bottom line. How much is your business spending on receivables? At Zika Corp, we can turn your credit card machine into a cash register. Call, text or email today and speak directly with the owner.

Tod has a Businesses Administration degree and is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau. Tod also has a 50 Ton Master Sea Captain License, with the US Coast Guard. Tod can be seen performing on piano and singing, all around New York.

At Zika Corp, we conduct symphonies, not just transactions. 🎼🎵🎸

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Tony Wladyka

Tony Wladyka

Business Law

Raimondi Law, P.C.

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I am an attorney at Raimondi Law, P.C. My practice focuses on commercial litigation and outside general counsel services. I primarily represent clients in commercial litigation matters involving contracts, business torts, intellectual property, construction and real estate, non-compete and trade secrets, false advertising, and professional liability and ethics, as well as in non-litigation matters involving contracts, intellectual property, and strategic planning.

I have represented clients in numerous state and federal courts and in proceedings conducted by the American Arbitration Association, FINRA, and the NARB. I have also represented clients in diverse industries such as the sports and entertainment, pharmaceutical, consumer products, legal, financial, insurance, and real estate industries. I received my Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law in 2001 and my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from Boston College in 1998.

I am admitted to practice law in the State of New York, the State of New Jersey, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York and the District of New Jersey, as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits.

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Vincent Tamburello

Vincent Tamburello

Real Estate Appraisals

Tamburello Appraisal Services, Inc.

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Residential and commercial real property valuations. Covering the Long Island, NYC and Westchester areas. Property types appraised included 1-4 family residential, 5-uo apartment buildings, mixed-use, industrial, office, vacant and development sites, specialty properties (church, marinas, agricultural etc..)

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Tom Nohs

Tom Nohs

Cyber Security

DataSoftNow Solutions

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  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 2018
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) 2004
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) 2003
  • Certified Novell Engineer (CNE) 4.1 2002
  • Certified Novell Engineer (CNE) 3.12 1996
  • Certified Novell Engineer (CNE) 3.11 1994

I started my career as a programmer, network engineer and dba. It was Pre-Y2K I was asked to convert a non-compliant Y2K cobalt application into a VB front-end application with an SQL database on the back-end that would also be integrated with their newly created web site. The application was used to track vendor purchases in the three major airports of New York (JFL, Newark, and LaGuardia) for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. At that time, I also upgraded their infrastructure to include an internet connection and all new PCs.

Starting in 1994, I started a long successful career at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP as a LAN administrator and was quickly promoted to Manager of IT for the Connecticut Office. In 1999 I was promoted to Manager of Systems & Operations for the firm and then in 2005 promoted to Director of Information Technology reporting directly to the CEO. As Director of IT I was challenged with many projects that included firm-wide infrastructure upgrade, telephony upgrades, data center upgrades and data center moves. All with their own challenges but all very successful.

In 2009 I was confronted with the one of the most challenging issue of the time, cyber security. The FBI brought all the major New York law-firms together in one location to let them know that almost all the firms have been hacked. From that day forward every project and every process that was implemented was implemented with security involved. I was directly involved in writing the security policies, implementing a security department, change management, configuration management, incident response, annual security assessments and weekly vulnerability scanning. Log management (Log Aggregator) became a very important tool as well the analytic software used to analyze the log data. End-point protection became one of the most important aspects regarding security at the firm. Law Firms are a 24×7 shop. No downtime. This meant we needed to be ready at a moment’s notice to replace a user’s PC so that they can get back to work and then start the forensics on the incident.

As mentioned; the times have changed and so too the client relationship. Now most of the clients were challenging the firm with annual security audits. Every audit was different and wanted more security.

I am an active member in the professional networking groups, LIPN, ILTA, Infragard, (ICS)2, and NY Chapter of (ICS)2. I graduated from LaSalle Technical, Chicago IL with an Associates of Electrical Engineer and Communications.

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Patrick Hackett

Patrick J Hackett Esq.

Personal Injury Attorney

Hackett Law PC

Serious trial lawyer for serious disputes

As a personal injury attorney, Patrick represents clients who have suffered damages as a result of medical malpractice as well as automobile, construction and premise accidents occurring throughout Long Island and the five boroughs of New York City.

He is admitted to practice in all New York State Courts and the Eastern and Southern District Federal Courts. His trial experience and long-standing respected reputation with Judges as well as his adversaries, result in the best settlements and verdicts possible. He remains attentive to both the lawsuit and to the client throughout the legal process and remains available assisting clients with issues even after the conclusion of the case. His philosophy is that each case presents itself as the one opportunity for that client to be compensated for the injuries they have suffered with the goal to succeed in getting the best monetary outcome.

Patrick’s thirty plus years of experience within his field enables him to obtain the maximum amount of money damages that his clients deserve and are thus able to move forward with their lives.

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Sherri Zaret-Gerber

Sherri Zaret-Gerber

Title Insurance

WorldWide Land Transfer

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Well versed in the many aspects and complexities of the residential and commercial real estate industry, I am recognized for successful sales record and marketing strategies. My dynamic management and organizational skills result in innovative customer proposals and ability to exceed customer’s expectations. I accomplish this by identifying each client’s specific needs and handling every title transaction personalized solutions and attention to detail. I hold a New York State Real Estate Broker license.

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Patrick Rodgers

Permit Expediter

Fast Forward Permits

Long Island RFP works with small businesses to help them increase their revenue.
Fast Forward permits expedites building permits in Nassau and Suffolk County in all muncipalties.

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Richard Maher

Richard T. Maher

Commercial Real Estate Financing

Jovia Financial Credit Union

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Providing commercial mortgages for various types of commercial properties in the tri-state area and providing business lines of credit for real estate and business owners. I am we versed in commercial valuation, property assessment new construction financing.

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Derek Rodriguez

Derek Rodriguez

Loan Originator Outside Sales

Cardinal Financial Company

Making taxes less taxing since 1989
As a mortgage loan originator with Cardinal Financial, I assist with purchase and refinancing transactions throughout the country. Whether you are looking to refinance your home to save money on your mortgage payment, do a cash out refinance to pay off debt or to do home improvements, or getting pre approved to buy a home, I am here to help the entire way. I love to be out on the water in nice weather and love to play golf and spend time with friends and family!

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Angelo Santomauro

Title Insurance

All State Abstract Corp.

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Angelo Santomauro is a Sales Rep & Title Closer for All State Abstract Corp. He provides Title Insurance and related services to all of New York State. Established in 1984, All State Abstract is an active member of the New York State Land Title Association and a staple in the Real Estate community . If you’re looking to buy a home or refinance, please contact Angelo with any questions and to take advantage of his vast network of Real Estate professionals.

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Jeffrey Ettenger

Jeffrey Ettenger

Employment Law

Schwartz Ettenger, PLLC

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I concentrate my practice in the area of labor and employment law, assisting employers with their day-to-day employment needs, as well as all areas of employment litigation.

I focus on helping small to mid-size businesses, providing cost effective and pragmatic advice to employers to assist them in operating their business and avoiding litigation. I counsel companies on a broad range of matters, including:

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Jessica Braunstein

Workers' Comp Attorney

Law Offices of Lee S. Braunstein, P.C.

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Jessica Braunstein planted her roots in Workers’ Compensation law at the ripe young age of 14 years old, when she began working at her father’s law firm as a file clerk. Since then, Jessica has achieved substantial academic and professional success independently, and today, hers is a well-known name with a stellar reputation among fellow members of her legal community.

After graduating from New York Law School in the top 10% academically of her law school class, Jessica gained intensive litigation experience enforcing written violations for the New York City Department of Buildings, appearing before Administrative Law Judges throughout every borough of New York City. She went on to practice as a matrimonial and commercial litigator for a high-end law firm on the east end of Long Island. Jessica has since returned to the Law Offices of Lee S. Braunstein, this time as an attorney with a diverse portfolio of experience.

When she is not representing humans, Jessica serves as an Attorney-Volunteer for All About Rabbits Rescue, Inc. — a non-profit rabbit rescue organization. She also likes to spend her time fishing and going off-roading when the weather is nice.

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Phil DePaul

Property Damage Specialist

BoomZeal Enterprises, Inc.

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At his core, Phil DePaul was born to be an entrepreneur. He is the President of BoomZeal Enterprises, Inc. and CEO of United Water Restoration Group franchise covering all of Long Island, NY — and beyond.

Phil is a former professional wrestling enthusiast and Staten Island backyard wrestling champion and league commissioner. Over a 14-year span, he paved his own way to becoming a plumbing wholesale distribution executive. Proudly represented the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery as the NY Rising Deputy Construction Program Manager for disaster recovery assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

These days his Licensed & Insured Home Improvement contracting firm consists of IICRC Certified Technician teams ready to handle water or sewage damage emergencies 24/7. Restoring residential and commercial structures suffering from Smoke, Fire, or Puffbacks are all well within UWRG’s expertise.

As NYS Licensed mold remediation contractors, this crew knows how to eliminate toxic threats to your indoor environment and help solve the problems that caused it in the first place. From virus-related disinfection services to HVAC air duct cleaning, United has your health and safety covered.

Need assistance with anything else even remotely related to cleaning, maintaining, or restoring your property? Call or text Phil today. Or any day. At any time.

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Zohair "Z" Yasin

Zohair "Z" Yasin

Web Developer & Consultant

Z World Webs

Let’s Develop a Website Z World is Waiting For!

I am a Web Developer who is passionate about today’s web standards. I help organizations develop custom websites that are specifically catered to their needs.

I’ve worked with many Advocacy, B2B, B2C, Corporate, Consulting, Digital Marketing, Non-Profit, Startup organizations where I’ve focused primarily on Web Development as well as a Consultant. As a Web Developer, I have gained experience designing, developing, and programming company websites, mobile-friendly sites, and SharePoint on-prem and online websites with Microsoft Office 365.

I can solve problems by facing them headstrong, as well as being able to complete my objectives in a timely fashion. I can also troubleshoot website issues and identify areas of inefficiency thus developing a method for improvement.

My official website and portfolio can be found here.

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Nick Bell

Banking

People's United Bank

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Nick Bell is a Market Manager for People’s United Bank. He offers retail and business checking accounts, merchant services, and business loans. He specializes in home equity loans and charges no application, appraisal, or closing costs.

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Sales Consultant

ADT

Making a Smarter and Safer World
As an experienced sales consultant at ADT, I help people protect what matters most. I can help design a customized security and home automation system to fit all your needs. I mainly service the Nassau County area, but can help you set up a system anywhere in the United States. I have spent 8 years in Sales and always put the customers needs first. I also served in the United States Navy and have a degree from the French Culinary Institute in NYC.

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